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11 Scrumdiddlyumptious Facts About Roald Dahl

Jennifer M Wood

A world without Roald Dahl would be a world without Oompa Loompas, Snozzcumbers, or Muggle-Wumps. And who would ever want to live in a world like that?

A Brief History of Cocktail Bitters - And 10 Kinds You Should Try

Ethan Trex

The secret to the perfect cocktail is an old staple from the Union army’s first aid kit.

The Missing Links: Emoji Masterpieces

Colin Patrick

What's Something Silly Your Parents Didn't Let You Do?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of questions to get a conversation going in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

5 Bizarre and Scary Historical Headache Cures

Chris Stokel-Walker

Since the late nineteenth century, analgesic drugs have been available to the masses to alleviate general pain, including that caused by headaches.

Go Behind the Scenes of The Wizard of Oz's 3D Restoration

Erin McCarthy

Next year marks the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. To mark the occasion, Warner Bros.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien Debuted 20 Years Ago Today

Jason English

On September 13, 1993, an unknown 30-year-old named Conan O'Brien began his late-night talk show on NBC. With the magic of YouTube, you can watch the entire first episode right now.

11 TV Spinoffs You Might Not Know Existed

Jennifer M Wood

While we await further details on Better Call Saul, let’s look back at a few spinoffs you might have missed.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

How to Walk on a Tightrope

Our eight-part Be More Interesting series will teach you new skills to wow your friends. Today, Max Silvestri learns how to walk on a tightrope.

Morning Cup of Links: King of the Uglies

Miss Cellania

10 Sweet Spooks from "100 Ghosts"

Erin McCarthy

Doogie Horner gave us the lowdown on his favorite spooks from his book "100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts," and we've got five copies of 100 Ghosts to give away—more details belo

At the Libraries: Art Made from Books

Miss Kathleen

Why is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

Sean Hutchinson

For anyone suffering from paraskavedekatriaphobia...

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme 118

Mark Arminio