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Dietribes: Raspberries

Allison Keene

• First thing's first: a raspberry is a bramble, or any plant belonging to the fierce-sounding genus Rubus. Raspberries are cousins with other bramble fruits, including blackberries.

GoodFellas: The 20th Anniversary Quiz

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This quiz focuses mainly on the characters and plot events in the film GoodFellas. If you've never seen the film, we recommend that you do so before attempting this quiz, as there are spoilers galore inside. And remember the two most important things in life: One, never rat on your friends; and two, always keep your mouth shut. Good luck!

History of the U.S.: Ladies Love George Washington

Stacy Conradt

Washington wasn’t always the old, white-haired patriarchal Founding Father we know and love. At six feet three inches, the young Washington had the ladies of pre-Revolutionary Virginia swooning.

7 Little-Known Muppets

David K. Israel

Sure, you know the Swedish Chef, Kermit, Miss Piggy and Beaker. Who doesn’t? But what about some of the more obscure Muppets?

Mighty Microbes: 4 Little Creatures that Pack a Big Scientific Punch

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By Maggie Koerth-Baker Economists do it with spreadsheets and charts. Architects favor balsa wood. But when a biologist needs a model, it's gotta be alive.

Can You Name the 'Batman' Movie?

Name the Last Quarterback to Play in the Pro Bowl for Each Team

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Brain Game: Five-by-Five #3

Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.

Scientists Who Can Sing

Ransom Riggs

Well, not really -- they've been autotuned by a talented Youtuber called Melodysheep, who's made a number of great, toe-tapping videos that make you think, like this one, in which a number o

Morning Cup of Links: The Talking Tree

Miss Cellania

Families in Afghanistan who don't have a son will sometimes dress a daughter up as a boy.

Match 'C' Words to the Definition

The Number of the Day: 30

Andréa Fernandes

Of the world's 40,000 spider species, only about 30 have venom that causes illness in humans. Related Link: For the next couple weeks, we'll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautif

5 Questions: It's on My Mind

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The 15 Best Miniature Golf Courses

Jill Harness

I have always been terrible at miniature golf because I have a bad habit of hitting way too hard.

The Late Movies: Stop Motion, part 1

Andréa Fernandes

Stop motion videos are no longer confined to the realm of claymation kids movies—it's an increasingly popular method for music videos, commercials, real-world reenactments of video games, and mor