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World War I Centennial: The Archduke Seals His Own Doom

Erik Sass

We're covering the events that led to WWI exactly 100 years later. In this installment, Archduke Ferdinand makes an appearance! (Spoiler: He's important to all this.)

Ronald Reagan and His Six-Year-Old Pen Pal

Stacy Conradt

I had a pen pal when I was a little kid. My teacher set up a program for our class with another teacher's classroom across the country.

The Missing Links: The Coloring Book of Death

Colin Patrick

Strange States: Kansas' Converted Missile Silo

Rob Lammle

This week we’re headed to a state filled with friends of Dorothy, Kansas.

6 Awful Illnesses Suffered By US Presidents

Chris Higgins

Being the president of the United States comes with all kinds of perks, but political office can't protect a person from disease.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Jennifer M Wood

On this day in 1989, a couple of slackers from San Dimas, California hopped inside a time-traveling phone booth.

Why Do Speed Skaters Use Such Weird Ice Skates?

William Herkewitz

If you watch the speed skaters during this year’s Winter Olympics, you’ll certainly notice something strange about the footwear they’re sporting.

9 of Thomas Jefferson’s Head-Turning Hobbies

Mark Mancini

If television existed in the 18th and 19th centuries, Thomas Jefferson could’ve earned a living starring in Dos Equis commercials.

5 Questions: In the "Hood"

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The Stars of The Walking Dead as You've (Probably) Never Seen Them

Kara Kovalchik

Let's look back at the early careers of some past and present cast members...before walkers roamed the Earth.

How Do You Steer a Bobsled? An Olympic Equipment FAQ

Ethan Trex

Now that the Olympics are well underway, you might have developed a few questions about the games' equipment. How does one steer a bobsled?

How to be a Servant Worthy of Downton Abbey

Therese Oneill The Week

In ITV's hit show Downton Abbey, the Crawley family struggles to maintain 19th-century standards and traditions even as the 20th century rips them away.

Weekend Links: All the Ways to Tie a Tie

Roma Panganiban

Tug of War Used to Be an Olympic Sport

Ethan Trex

Bring it back!

Temple Grandin: Stairway to Heaven

Chris Higgins