Special Guest Star

10 Facts About Your Favorite Christmas Carols
5 Surprising Things Joel Stein Now Knows About Masculinity
11 Amazing Sharks You Should Get to Know Better
11 Awesome Things About the Holidays
14 Celebrities Who Appeared on Comic Book Covers
How Do You Insure an Astronaut?
Competitive Eating: The Most American Sport
The Secret Lives of 8 Baseball Umpires
Pregame Warm-up: World Cup Stories
Lost States: Cuba?
Lost States: Muskogee
Lost States: Texlahoma
Lost States: Montezuma
6 Things You Should Know About Isaac Newton
4 Stories About Jimmy Carter's Malaise Speech
Book Excerpt: The Physics of Superheroes
11 Very Important Things to Know About Cider
8 Things Disney Parks Have Banned
3 Bizarre Cases of Death by Shaving
10 Bizarre Uses for Your Discarded Hair
5 Things You Don't Know About IKEA (But Should!)
The 5pm Quiz: Monty Python
Brewed Awakenings: The World's 4 Weirdest Coffees
Born Retired: 4 Famous Figures Who Never Held (Real) Day Jobs
10 Questions from Liberty University Exams
Yam Wielding Grannies, Plastic Bugs, and Cilantro Ice Cream
5 Things I Learned By Being the World's Worst Evangelist
8 Things You Didn't Know About Jerry Falwell
5 Rules from my Semester at America's Holiest University
3 Ridiculous Stunts by Contemporary Artists
3 Modern Artists and the Politics that Affected Their Work
Making an Impression
Neoclassical Nuttiness—or Why Art and Politics Don't Mix
3 Renaissance Rascals Exposed!
10 Highlights from Cricket's Strangest Matches
4 Presidents (and one VP) Humbled at National Parks
6 Tent Cities Making a Difference
4 Creative Law Enforcement Techniques in the National Parks
Pigeons as messengers, from spying to stocks?!
Eating Pigeons by the Forkful!
Pigeon Guided Missiles (the bird-brained military scheme that almost happened!)
6 Surprising Facts about "Rats with Wings"
When Good Marching Bands Go Bad
WENCESLAS: The Man, the Myth, the Christmas Carol
Two Popes, One Cap: The Strange Story of How There Came to be Two Popes
"You Don't Have to Whisper": Memories from the early days of AIDS
Why Hemingway Used to Wear Women's Clothing
Cashing in on Nuclear Testing
Generosity in the Middle of a Great Depression
The Dumb Reasons Behind Two Presidential Deaths


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