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Countries as Named in Their Own Languages

Arika Okrent

A map of the world’s endonyms.

How to Preserve Autumn Leaves

Chris Higgins

Would You Eat this Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger?

Erin McCarthy

11 Fantastic Books About Childhood Vacations

Kate Erbland

Why Are Elections on Tuesdays?

Erin McCarthy

Ever wonder why Americans always vote in federal elections on Tuesdays? According to NPR, there are a few reasons—including a little something to do with the horse and

Why Do We Have Moles?

Mark Mancini

How a 19th Century Volcanic Eruption Redefined the American Midwest

Lucas Reilly the mag

How a massive volcanic cloud from halfway across the world redefined the American Midwest

9 of History’s Greatest (and/or Deadliest) Sibling Rivalries

Mark Mancini

Cain versus Abel; Romulus versus Remus; Peyton versus Eli: History has experienced every shade of sibling rivalry, from frivolous to fatal.

5 Questions: Native American Too

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11 Questions for 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Author Jeff Kinney

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'The Last Exorcism'

Sean Hutchinson

Scientists Make 3D-Printed Harness to Study Spider Brains

Matt Soniak

The History of One World Trade Center in 22 Photos

Erin McCarthy

Today, One World Trade Center—also known as the Freedom Tower—welcomes its first tenants.

Name All of Bubba's Shrimp Dishes in Forrest Gump

The Missing Links: Nature Takes It Back

Colin Patrick