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What's the Purpose of the Dots on a Basketball?

Margaret Hoffman

5 People Who Built Your Computer

David W Brown

Untold thousands of people are responsible for the myriad components and software elements that make up your computer. Here are a few of them.

11 April Fools' Day Jokes From Google

Rudie Obias

Don't believe everything you read on April Fools' Day—especially if it's coming from Google.

This Fun Chart Breaks Down All the Ben & Jerry's Flavors

Rebecca OConnell

6 of Ben Franklin's Greatest Hoaxes and Pranks

Amanda Green

9 Things Lawyers Look for When Picking a Jury

Jessica Hullinger

The History of the White House Easter Egg Roll

Stacy Conradt

On April 6, most of us will be filling our lunch bags with egg salad sandwiches and wondering if Cadbury eggs count as a healthy breakfast.

16 Famous Authors’ Tips for Writing Better Poetry

Caitlin Schneider

The elusive art of poetry isn’t so hard to master if you know how to set the stage. Here are a few handy rituals from some of history’s greatest poets.

14 Things You Didn’t Know About the 'Mona Lisa'

Kristy Puchko

Her tricky smile and timeless allure have inspired academic study and artistic emulation for more than five centuries. But the story of this perplexing portrait is even richer than it looks.

16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in April

Hannah Keyser

There's plenty to celebrate this month, even if you don't like jelly beans or pranks.

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How Houston's Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Keith Plocek

57 Amazing Facts for People Who Love Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Legend of Zelda'

Michael Arbeiter

Even if you spent hours with the iconic gold cartridge loaded into your NES, you can probably still learn a few things about Link’s epic adventure.

Revisiting the First 'Trial of the Century,' 215 Years Later

Jennifer M Wood

In 1800, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr—history’s most famous frenemies—teamed up to get Levi Weeks acquitted of murder.

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