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25 Things You Didn't Know About Nickelodeon's TV Heyday

Amanda Green

Here's what went on behind the scenes, as uncovered by Matthew Klickstein in his oral history of Nickelodeon's golden age.

What Shakespeare Plays Originally Sounded Like

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: The Mad Math Dash

Sandy Wood

12 Os Made Complex by 17th Century Calligraphy

Arika Okrent

Of all our letter forms, the O is arguably the simplest. But in the hands of master calligraphers,the humble O can shed its simplicity.

Morning Cup of Links: Teachers Get Funny

Miss Cellania

Where Did Tennis Get Its Scoring System?

Stacy Conradt

Love? 15-30...40? What's the deal with tennis scoring? Here are a few theories, with input from Mary Carillo.

World War I Centennial: German Chemists Invent a Lifeline

Erik Sass

On the eve of the Great War, German chemists discovered a way to synthesize nitrates artificially – a momentous achievement that allowed Germany to fight on for four long years after its overseas sour

The Late Movies: Marching Bands Playing Rap and R&B

Erica Palan

The Missing Links: Things You'll Never Know

Colin Patrick

10 Kind-of-Violent Board Games from the 1960s

Kara Kovalchik

We didn’t have video games like Mortal Kombat or Grand Theft Auto back in the 1960s, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t get our whacks in during play time.

5 Amazing Things People Buried in the Desert

Kathy Benjamin

Heat, sand, and isolation make the desert a great place for treasure to hide.

Strange States: Arkansas

Rob Lammle

Today we're heading to the birthplace of Wal-Mart, Johnny Cash, and Bill Clinton: the Natural State, Arkansas.

19 Things You Might Not Know About California

Amanda Green

You say it's your birthday? It's California's birthday, too. On September 9, 1850, it became the 31st state in the Union.

Why Do the Chinese Farm Cockroaches?

Matt Soniak

How Stop Motion Animation is Made

Chris Higgins

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