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Where Did The Term "Happy Hour" Come From?

Sean Hutchinson

The concept of the “Happy Hour” isn’t merely a marketing strategy, and the history of hitting the sauce at half price has a surprisingly strong—if not varied—connection to American history.

5 Questions: Nelson

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year: “Science”

Arika Okrent

What makes a word the word of the year? Different authorities use different criteria in making their selections.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Nelson Mandela

Stacy Conradt

Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95. Most of us are pretty familiar with his imprisonment and anti-Apartheid work; here are a few things you might not have known.

15 Fun Phrases That Were Popularized During Prohibition

Jennifer M Wood

Prohibition ended in 1933, but the colorful colloquialisms it brought about will live on forever.

Watch the Restored Original Cut of The Dark Crystal

Chris Higgins

For the past two years, an enterprising fan has labored to reassemble the original cut of the movie, which was deemed too weird for theaters.

The Missing Links: Let's Have A Drink

Colin Patrick

Here's How Crazy-Long German Words are Made

Arika Okrent

German is known for its extra long compound words. Ever wonder how they're created?

80 Years Ago Today: Goodbye Prohibition!

Miss Cellania

It was 80 years ago today that the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, repealing the earlier Amendment that declared the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol illegal in the

14 of History’s Craziest Baldness Cures

Lucas Reilly

When your hairline starts to retreat, you’ll do whatever it takes to keep your head from turning into a volleyball.

What is Proper Handshake Etiquette Around the World?

First impressions mean everything, and most of the time, they start with a handshake. Here’s what you need to know to make the locals happy on your next business trip.

Why Are Blue and White the Hanukkah Colors?

Amanda Green

If you've ventured out in public since November 1, you've probably noticed Christmas decorations in red and green.

During the First U.S. Lunar Landing, the Soviets Crashed Into the Moon

Chris Higgins

While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were concluding humanity's first Moonwalk, the Soviets made a surprise appearance.

5 Questions: Super Sonic

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World War I Centennial: German Government Rocked by Anti-Militarism Protests

Erik Sass