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Introducing a Rotten Tomatoes-esque Website For Books

Kirstin Fawcett

Now you'll know whether a tome is a waste of time.

14 Tudor-ific Facts About Henry VIII

Janet Burns

Many plays, films, and TV shows have explored the life and loves of Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland, who was born on June 28, 1491.

China’s New Supercomputer Declared Fastest in the World

Anna Green

The Sunway TaihuLight is now the fastest supercomputer in the world.

IKEA Museum Will Open in Sweden This Month

Anna Green

Survey Finds 2 Out of 3 Millennials Don’t Have a Credit Card

Shaunacy Ferro

Here's why you should get one.

11 Chilling Facts About ‘Don’t Look Now’

Kristin Hunt

There’s much more to Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film than that infamous sex scene; it’s a haunting exploration of grief that manages to be terrifying with a simple red coat.

Iceland Is Officially the Most Peaceful Country on Earth

Shaunacy Ferro

If you're worried about traveling, just remember: the U.S. doesn't even crack the top 100.

Can You Name the Artist From Their First #1 Billboard Hit?

Take the quiz!

Builders Propose 1200-Foot-High Free-Fall Ride Atop New York's Penn Station

Kirstin Fawcett

The ride would reportedly help pay for the station's costly $3 billion renovation plan.

There’s a Little-Known Part of Russia in Europe

Luke Spencer

It’s a small slice of Russia, completely cut off from her motherland by several hundred miles.

10 Ways to Drink In New York City History

Don Rauf

Many of the city’s venerable watering holes are veritable museums, with the bonus of booze.

The Missing Links: The History of the Controversial Hoverboard

Alvin Ward

How Does Someone Become a Superdelegate?

Rebecca Nelson

It’s an extremely powerful position, but how does one actually land the gig?

How Lizzie Borden Spent Her Life After Being Acquitted

Stacy Conradt

One hundred and twenty-three years ago today, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.

Chad L. Coleman Launches 'The Walking Dead'-Themed Clothing Line

Andrew LaSane

The first shirts from the collection feature Tyreese fighting off a horde of walkers with a hammer.