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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year: “Science”

Arika Okrent

What makes a word the word of the year? Different authorities use different criteria in making their selections.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Nelson Mandela

Stacy Conradt

Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95. Most of us are pretty familiar with his imprisonment and anti-Apartheid work; here are a few things you might not have known.

15 Fun Phrases That Were Popularized During Prohibition

Jennifer M Wood

Prohibition ended in 1933, but the colorful colloquialisms it brought about will live on forever.

Watch the Restored Original Cut of The Dark Crystal

Chris Higgins

For the past two years, an enterprising fan has labored to reassemble the original cut of the movie, which was deemed too weird for theaters.

The Missing Links: Let's Have A Drink

Colin Patrick

Here's How Crazy-Long German Words are Made

Arika Okrent

German is known for its extra long compound words. Ever wonder how they're created?

80 Years Ago Today: Goodbye Prohibition!

Miss Cellania

It was 80 years ago today that the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, repealing the earlier Amendment that declared the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol illegal in the

14 of History’s Craziest Baldness Cures

Lucas Reilly

When your hairline starts to retreat, you’ll do whatever it takes to keep your head from turning into a volleyball.

What is Proper Handshake Etiquette Around the World?

First impressions mean everything, and most of the time, they start with a handshake. Here’s what you need to know to make the locals happy on your next business trip.

Why Are Blue and White the Hanukkah Colors?

Amanda Green

If you've ventured out in public since November 1, you've probably noticed Christmas decorations in red and green.

During the First U.S. Lunar Landing, the Soviets Crashed Into the Moon

Chris Higgins

While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were concluding humanity's first Moonwalk, the Soviets made a surprise appearance.

World War I Centennial: German Government Rocked by Anti-Militarism Protests

Erik Sass

12 Steps in Bringing Wonder Woman To The Big Screen

Rudie Obias

It's been a long road to the big screen for the beloved DC comics character.

17 Really Strange Pinterest Boards

Therese Oneill

Pinterest: As Freaky and Fun as You Want To Be.

The Missing Links: A Much Worse Thing to Put Your Tongue On

Colin Patrick