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33 Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn't Offer

Jennifer M Wood Ethan Trex

From The Beatles to bowling, here are some of the more interesting things you can major in.

107 Regional Slang Words

Jason English

In this week's episode, John Green discusses 107 words specific to certain regions such as Indiana's "pitch-in dinner" and Ireland's "to rabbit on."

4 Innovative Libraries Transforming Lives Around the World

Chris Higgins

Giving people access to the Internet in a public setting doesn't mean handing them a free pass to infinite animated GIFs; it means jobs, health information, and education.

Why Did Pirates Wear Eye Patches?

Erin McCarthy

The fact that some pirates wore eye patches most likely had nothing to do with a missing eye, and everything to do with being able to see—specifically, above decks and below them.

Back-To-School is Cause For Celebration!

Jamie Spatola

Floss:Handmade Flossy Back-to-School 2/3

17 Wonderfully Sweet Watermelon Carvings

Jill Harness

Chandelier Made from Nintendo Zappers

Erin McCarthy

The Missing Links: Where Ninjas Go Shopping

Colin Patrick

27 Celebrity Patent Holders

Ethan Trex Erin McCarthy

A number of well-known public figures hold patents for various innovations. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Time Ronald Reagan Was Nearly Strangled By A Chimp

Mark Mancini

Making Bedtime for Bonzo was certainly not monkey business; in fact, one unfortunate run-in with its leading ape nearly cost future president Ronald Reagan his life.

Star Wars Music (and More) as You've Never Heard It Before

Chris Higgins

Is It True That Elephants Never Forget?

Sean Hutchinson

While it may be an exaggeration, there's more truth to the adage than you might realize.

The Stories Behind 8 Back-to-School Essentials

Rob Lammle

Annoy your kids with your newfound knowledge and they'll actually want to go back to school.

How to Dominate at Arm Wrestling

You’ve been challenged to an arm wrestling duel, and the guy has pythons that would make Popeye squirm.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in September

Laura Turner Garrison

There are plenty of reasons to party this month.

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