Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.
Cartoonist Julia Wertz opens up about her struggles with alcoholism and depression. Plus, a new spin on secret identities and Bryan Lee O'Malley's first graphic novel is 10 years old.
Last summer, John Green doled out 50 facts about the 50 states. Today he's back with 50 more!
The other day we featured a map showing Google autocomplete results for the phrase "why is [state] so..." Thanks to computer scientist Randy Olson, we've got a European version.
Leaving aside for now the few foreign loanwords (e.g., Qatar, Iraq) where Q shows up without a U, an English Q is the only letter that can't go anywhere without a partner.
In addition to sounding like an awesome name for a rock band, Martian dust devils have been intriguing astronomers and climatologists for decades.
It was September 27, 1726, and Mary Toft was going into labor. The 24-year-old peasant, who worked in hop fields of rural England, called out for her neighbor, Mary Gill.
Colleges are notoriously weird; celebrities are equally strange. Sometimes, when the two are combined, magic happens.
Kind of. Boredom won’t directly kill you on its own, but it does make it more likely that a handful of other things will put you six feet under.
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