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Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary

Chris Higgins

Surfing in 30-Degree Alaskan Waters

the mag

Waves are waves. Even in Alaska.

The American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year is “Because”

Arika Okrent

The American Dialect Society waits until the year is completely finished before holding its vote for the word of the year, a lively event, now in its 24th year, that was held last night.

Weekend Links: Better Than A Snowman

Roma Panganiban

39 Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day

Jason English

Here's a little-known fact: January 4th is National Trivia Day! Here are some fun facts to impress your neighbors.

Gag Reels from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Chris Higgins

39 Amazing Facts That Sound Made Up

Jason English

Store these away for future trivia nights.

The MythBusters Take on Star Wars—See Photos Here!

Erin McCarthy

Tomorrow night, Jamie, Adam, Kari, Grant, and Tory kick off their latest season by taking on the mother of all nerd movie franchises: Star Wars.

What to Expect When You're Expecting (100 Years Ago)

Therese Oneill The Week

Whatever you do, don't feed your voracious appetite.

The Missing Links: Holy Campy Trivia

Colin Patrick

9 Bizarre and Beautiful Fancy Pigeons

Arallyn Primm

Pigeons have been used for centuries as food, religious figures, messengers, and companions.

The Weird History of Pogs

Kate Erbland

While new playthings flooded the marketplace in the late '80s and early '90s, there was one decidedly lo-fi toy that every youngster wanted—without realizing that they weren’t the first cool

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

30 Things Turning 30 in 2014

Chris Higgins Adrienne Crezo

Happy 30th birthday, 1984! If you're turning 30 this year, you're in good company—here are 30 things that share your birth year.

10 Things We Learned from a Q&A with Charles Schulz's Wife

Stacy Conradt

Charles Schulz’s widow, Jean, did a Q&A with Redditors, and spent hours giving thoughtful, detailed answers to fan questions about her husband and the comic strip that has become a pop culture mai