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12 Amazing Facts from the New Book 'Now I Know'

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis is the author of the new book Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts. We asked him to share a few amazing facts from the book.

What Everyday Behaviors Will Seem Crazy in 50 Years?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of unrelated questions. Reading your answers helps me get through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Strange States: Florida's Giant Penguin

Rob Lammle

There’s just too much weird stuff in Florida to quit after three days. Maybe a fourth Strange States entry will let us get it all out of our system...

10 Directors with Major Roles in Other Directors’ Films

Sean Hutchinson

What happens when well-known movie directors don’t do any directing at all, and star in other directors’ films in major roles that are more than simple cameos? Here are a few examples.

Morning Cup of Links: Return of the Panda Cam

Miss Cellania

The 5 Coolest Things We Learned from The Incredible Bionic Man [Sponsored]

How Do You Juice a Prune?

Matt Soniak

Reader Joe writes in to say, I recently bought a bag of "dried plums" only to later learn that a delicious dried plum is the exact same as a horrible old prune.

Now You Can Rickroll Your Friends (or Enemies) in Klingon

Arika Okrent

Remember Rickrolling? It was all the rage five years ago, but it eventually went the way of all internet memes, to the vault of staleness.

The MythBusters Take on Zombie Myths

Erin McCarthy

Brain-hungry undead walkers might not be real, but that's not going to stop the MythBusters from fact checking the zombie apocalypse.

When Did Baseball Players Start Chewing Sunflower Seeds?

Alex Watt

It’s rare to see a single pitch thrown without at least one emptied shell being orally expelled by someone. But when did players start taking them out to the ballgame?

The Haunted Prison

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Good, Clean Television

Colin Patrick

How Stephen King's Wife Saved 'Carrie' and Launched His Career

Lucas Reilly

How the master of horror got his first big break—and how his wife inspired him.

Explore Antarctica with National Geographic and Air New Zealand [Sponsored]

Air New Zealand is sponsoring a trip for one lucky candidate to work alongside National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards in Antarctica.