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Why Does Booze Make You Gain Weight?

Clair McLafferty

A Likely Excuse: Missing A Date In The Pre-Cellphone Era

Hannah Keyser

Poor George P. Keyes of Stapleton, Staten Island.

The Missing Links: Unbelievable Underground

Colin Patrick

12 Chinese Travel Tips for Visiting America

Therese Oneill

Advice the Chinese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.

15 Delightful and Delicious Muppet Cakes

Jill Harness

Muppets Most Wanted is finally out! That’s something worth celebrating—and any good celebration needs cake.

Grave Sightings: John Ringling

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Tonight on "Vice": Greenland is Melting

Chris Higgins

What's the Weirdest Event of the Last 50 Years?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

Why Do We Cross Our Fingers For Good Luck?

Hannah Keyser

Use this Infographic to Build Your Own Iron Throne

Erin McCarthy

According to professional swordsmith Jake Powning, forging the 1000 swords that make up Westeros' Iron Throne could take around 700,000 hours—or about 80 years—using modern-day welding techniques

Meet Raya, the Sanitation Muppet

Chris Higgins

The latest Sesame Street Muppet was unveiled this Wednesday. Her name is Raya, and she's a 6-year old green monster.

8 Facts About the Spiny Flower Mantis

Erin McCarthy

Sure, you've heard of the Praying Mantis. But have you seen its cousin, the Spiny Flower Mantis?

R2-D2 and C-3PO Briefly Appear in Raiders of the Lost Ark

Sean Hutchinson

Looking for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's easter eggs.

9 Scientific Experiments That Used '90s TV Shows to Manipulate Subjects

Arika Okrent

If you want to know something about what makes people tick, investigate it with something people love—TV!

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