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Why Do Clowns Wear Red Noses?

Maggie Malach

No, it's not to make them more terrifying.

Some Restaurants in Germany Fine Customers Who Fail to Finish Food

Anna Green

A good reason to join the clean-plate club.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Strange stories you might not see on the front page of your paper.

11 Misconceptions About Ancient Rome, Debunked

Mark Mancini

5. Most gladiator fights were not to the death.

Slurpee's BYO-Cup Day Is Back at 7-Eleven

Kirstin Fawcett

It's the perfect time of year to enjoy an overflowing, icy drink for $1.50.

Bad Contact Lens Habits Can Cause Serious Eye Infections

Anna Green

Stop sleeping in your lenses!

Marvel-Themed Harleys Roll Out in Australia and New Zealand

Jake Rossen

The line of custom motorcycles depict the iconography of Captain America, the Punisher, Black Widow, Thor, Groot, the Wasp, and, naturally, Ghost Rider.

12 Satisfying Soft Serve Stops in the U.S.

Nicole Garner

What's summer without some soft serve?

A French Museum Is Selling Off Its D-Day Tanks

Shaunacy Ferro

You could leave Normandy’s Tank Museum with your very own armored vehicle from the '40s.

Go to Sleep: Your Dreams May Help You Prepare for Disaster

Kat Rosenfield

Here's yet another reason to make a good night's sleep a priority: You're missing a potentially vital opportunity to practice essential survival skills.

Mouse Gut Microbes May Be Messing With Study Results

Kate Horowitz

Gut bacteria joins the ever-growing list of overlooked but significant variables in scientific experiments.

16 Clever Quips from Ogden Nash

Stacy Conradt

Happy birthday to poet Ogden Nash, known for his ability to turn a witty verse on everything from politics to celery.

Friday's Amazon Deals You Have to See

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, August 19.

The 1907 Version of ‘Ben-Hur’ That Changed the Movie Business Forever

Eric D Snider

The 1907 short had little impact on movies as an art form, but the lawsuit it inspired changed the business forever.

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