There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
When Twister was introduced in 1966, critics denounced the game as "sex in a box."
If there is intelligent life on other planets with powerful telescopes, they must have been very confused sometimes.
Every Wednesday, I write about the most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, bookstores, digital, Kickstarter and the web.
English never hesitates to borrow words that would lose certain subtleties in translation, and angst, ennui, and weltschmerz have made their way into English by offering a little something extra.
The uvula is one of the weirdest looking features of the human body. Yet despite its infamy, scientists have spent centuries puzzling over its function.
Reading about the theories behind the Seventh-Inning Stretch's origin story might take longer than the stretch itself.
Had a Cold War sales pitch worked out differently, Greenland just might have become an American territory.
Where does your state rank?
From ancient mud bricks to salty beet juice, roads have a long, winding history—and a glowing future.