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Dumbbells, Barbells, Kettlebells—Why Do We Call Weights "Bells"?

Arika Okrent

One-Word Pixar Clues

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Ronald McDonald Is Keeping a Low Profile Amidst Creepy Clown Sightings

Jake Rossen

Anti-clown sentiment has put the McDonald's spokesman on the bench.

What School Lunch Looked Like Each Decade for the Past Century

Jeff Wells

In honor of National School Lunch Week, here's a look at how, since 1900, school lunches have evolved from midday meals at home into a $10 billion-a-year business.

Introducing 'Fantastic Beasts'-Inspired Twitter Emojis

Kirstin Fawcett

Celebrate your love for the Harry Potter spin-off on social media.

13 Running Facts About ‘The Fugitive’

Eric D Snider

As befits a movie with an unnecessarily complicated plot, the behind-the-scenes story of the 1993 blockbuster is just as twisty.

Egypt Welcomes Its First Solar-Powered Village

Michele Debczak

The sandstone structures blend seamlessly with the surrounding desert.

10 Awesome Historical Photos of People Knitting

A new book features a century of photos of people picking up yarn and a pair of needles and getting their knit on.

Show Off Your Country Pride With These Foodie Maps

Alvin Ward

For lovers of food, typography, and travel.

Morning Cup of Links: The Rise of Pokemon

Miss Cellania

We have links for everyone!

5 Questions: George Harrison

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Cold Seltzer Quenches Thirst Best, According to a New Study

Shaunacy Ferro

People needed less water to satisfy their thirst when it was cold and carbonated compared to warm, still, or sweet water.

7 Things You'll Need to Pack Before You Hunt the Yeti

Presented by Travel Channel.

13 Creepy, Kooky Facts About 'The Addams Family'

Roger Cormier

A lot of bad karma seemed to envelop the crew of 'The Addams Family' during filming. The Addams' probably would have found it funny.

Semi-, Hemi-, Demi-: What’s the Difference?

Arika Okrent

English has a number of prefixes that come from the concept of “half.” Why do we have so many? And what’s the difference between them?