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The Most Popular TV Show in Each State

Alvin Ward

What show is your state loving the most this year?

7 Ways to Break Your Technology Addiction

Danielle Braff

Want to detach your phone from your hand? We promise this will only sting a little.

The Librarian, His 'Stache, and the Most Dangerous Book on Earth

the mag

For decades, the only thing staving off a worldwide Socialist revolution was a grouchy librarian.

NES Start Screens, for Three Hours

Chris Higgins

Press Start

Why Do We Call General Knowledge “Trivia”?

Paul Anthony Jones

Pull apart the word "trivia," and you’ll be left with two fairly familiar Latin roots.

Get Wednesday's Top Amazon Deals While They Last

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 12.

'Doctor Who' is Getting the 'Mr. Men' Treatment

Kirstin Fawcett

How perfectly British.

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

Arika Okrent

One-Word Pixar Clues

Take the quiz!

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.