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11 Things to Know About Iron Man

Rick Marshall

Iron Man 3 opened in theaters Friday. Here's what you need to know about high-tech hero Tony Stark and his armored alter ego.

What is the Origin of the Phrase "Come Out of the Closet"?

Arika Okrent

This week, NBA center Jason Collins announced he was gay in a cover story for Sports Illustrated.

At the Libraries: Well-Read Cities

Miss Kathleen

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 99

Mark Arminio

New Study Finds that Ladies (and Gentlemen!) Love Beards

Roma Panganiban

Hirsute men of the world, rejoice! Scientific evidence has finally arrived to prove what you’ve known along: that beard looks great on you. Ladies love it, and men do, too.

10 More Lesser-Known Names for Baby Animals

Bryan Dugan

We’ve already gathered up barely-heard-of names for newborn animals, but there are even more lesser-known monikers.

The Missing Links: Movies That Aren't Quite Over Yet

Colin Patrick

To Great Lengths: 7 Historic Cures for Impotence

Therese Oneill

We may think of the inability to get or maintain an erection as a problem reserved for the ruggedly handsome 50-year-old millionaires joyously piloting their yachts in the background of Viagra commerc

We Won a Webby!

Jason English

WATCH: The World's Smallest Movie, Starring ... Atoms

The Week

17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure

Miss Cellania

Sometimes you just need a break!

11 of the Most-Watched Television Trials

Jennifer M Wood

On April 11, 1961, the trial of war criminal Adolf Eichmann was the first to be completely televised. Here are 11 of the most-watched since then.

What the Heck is Going On With This Ice?

Matt Soniak

This video has been making the rounds on the Web the last few days, showing a bizarre mound of ice shards piling up on the shore of a lake. Nature, you crazy.

41 of History's Weirdest Pets

Why CERN is Recreating the First Web Page

The Week

The European science organization wants to remind the world that, 20 years ago, it gave us the World Wide Web for free