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13 University-Sanctioned Paranormal Research Projects

College Weekend

The existence of paranormal phenomena is one of those things you’re usually either heartily for or against.

9 of The Most Pointlessly Expensive Items You Can Buy

College Weekend

Some expensive stuff that people choose to spend their money on—jet skis and yachts, or really anything water-based—is pretty cool. But things are weird ... and then some are just absurd.

In 1914, Hitler Was Arrested for Dodging the Austrian Draft

Erik Sass

The 24-year-old artist was determined to avoid the military at all costs.

10 Really Weird Pieces of Classical Music

College Weekend

Classical music seems to have a reputation for being straight-laced, stuffy, and obsessed with rules.

Do You Really Have to Wait an Hour to Swim After Eating?

College Weekend

No one knows when, exactly, parents began terrifying their children with the prospect of a post-lunch drowning. But there are a few theories as to why.

The Fascinating Origins of 10 Everyday Color Words

College Weekend

10 of Shakespeare's Best Dirty Jokes

College Weekend

Many of Shakespeare’s iconic plays feature risqué humor, with crude jokes hidden throughout his works.

Why Do We Put Money into Piggy Banks?

College Weekend

Most people are probably more concerned with how much money is saved in their piggy bank rather than wondering why exactly we save our spare coins in pig-shaped containers.

It's College Weekend!

Erin McCarthy

We've hired a bunch of college students to run the site this weekend. Treat them well!

14 Things We Learned from Bill Murray's Reddit AMA

Erin McCarthy

His answers to user questions are equal parts delightful and thoughtful.

Man Experiences Halftime Twice in His Life Thanks to Pepsi [Sponsored]

The Time Winston Churchill Went Skinny-Dipping With a Shark

Mark Mancini

Winston Churchill in the nude: not a pleasant image.

The Missing Links: Movies As Math

Colin Patrick

Ben Franklin's 200+ Synonyms for "Drunk"

Jason English

Today we're celebrating Ben Franklin's 308th birthday. If you're celebrating at home, perhaps one of these phrases from The Drinkers Dictionary will come in handy.

11 of the Professor's Best Inventions on Gilligan's Island

Stacy Conradt

Russell Johnson, the actor who portrayed Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island, passed away on January 16 at the age of 89.