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15 Fast-Talking Facts About 'Get Shorty'

Roger Cormier

It's the Cadillac of Elmore Leonard adaptations.

Why Are There 60 Seconds in a Minute, 60 Minutes in an Hour but 24 Hours in a Day?

Michele Debczak

We can thank the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians.

Look Up Tonight! The Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet Is Here

David W Brown

Every fall, as the Earth crosses through the cosmic debris trail left by Halley's Comet, we see the Orionids meteor shower.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

'Karnak,' 'Cognetic,' and more.

The 115-Year-Old Mystery of Flannan Lighthouse's Missing Keepers

Caitlin Schneider

There was something strange happening on the island of Eilean Mor long before three lighthouse keepers disappeared in the winter of 1900.

Dick Cheney Once Complained That Donald Rumsfeld Drank Too Much Coffee

Shaunacy Ferro

Then-Deputy Chief of Staff Dick Cheney wondered why exactly Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld was spending more than $100 a month on coffee.

6 Historical Misconceptions About the Planets

Kevin McKeown

Humans have been making observations of the heavens for millennia, and in that time people have said a lot of different things about the planets—some interestingly astute and others wildly inaccurate.

In Honor of 'Back to the Future' Day, Hoverboards Are Now Legal in Austria

Kirstin Fawcett

If only they were real…

How Well Do You Know the Dialogue in 'Back to the Future'?

Take the quiz!

The Missing Links: The History of the Back to the Future Clock Tower

Colin Patrick

The Craziest Myths the MythBusters Have Tackled, According to the MythBusters

Erin McCarthy

To celebrate the new season of MythBusters (check out the epic sizzle reel here) premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, we asked hosts Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara

Proust's Madeleine Might Have Originally Been Toast

Kirstin Fawcett

Early drafts of 'In Search of Lost Time' indicate that the famous author swapped snacks while fleshing out his narrative.

George Romero Has Found 9 Minutes of Lost ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Footage

Jennifer M Wood

The zombie movie to end all zombie movies could look a little different in the future.

How Removing Half of Someone's Brain Can Improve Their Life

Sophie Penkrat

A hemispherectomy is a rare surgical procedure in which half the brain is removed. Most people with half a brain live pretty normal lives.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact-Checks ‘Back to the Future II’

Jennifer M Wood

The noted astrophysicist crafted a report card on what 'Back to the Future II' ​got right—and wrong—about October 21, 2015.

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