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In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed.

1. 16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem, by Arika Okrent

2. 7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults, by Mark Mancini

3. 21 Predictions for 1993 from 1893, by Lucas Reilly

4. Where Are They Now? 19 Child Stars of the '90s, by Stacy Conradt

5. 62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries, by Jill Harness

6. 7 Things Historical Women Wore Under Their Skirts, by Therese Oneill

7. What Causes “Old Person Smell”?, by Matt Soniak

8. 5 Horrifying Ways Plants Can Fight Back, by Ben Eisenkop

9. 10 Amazing Things Your Ashes Can Do After You Die, by Amanda Green

10. A Photobombed Proposal: the Meteoric Rise of InTheWay Guy, by Miss Cellania