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Joined: May 22, 2015
How Common Is Your Birthday? An Interactive Map Can Tell You
10 Surprising Facts About Star Trek: The Next Generation
How Sesame Street Dealt With 9/11
7 Songs That Aren't Quite as Romantic as They Sound
A quick reminder that just because a song has the word "love" in its title doesn't mean it's a love song. So be sure to listen to the lyrics before choosing "your song."
Why Princess Elizabeth Was Almost Never Queen Elizabeth II at All
Queen Elizabeth II was one of history's most popular British rulers, but she very nearly missed the gig.
Why Does Advent Calendar Chocolate Taste Different?
Chocolate is chocolate, isn’t it? If so, then why does the chocolate you find in an Advent calendar taste so weird?
21 Other Royal Babies Born In The Last 20 Years
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a royal addition.
Why Is It So Dark in Outer Space?
It's a question scientists have been asking for more than 400 years.
15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of 'The Great British Baking Show'
12. Hundreds of season 5 viewers wrote in to complain about "sabotage" after contestant Iain Watters had a bit of an issue with his Baked Alaska.
Can You Really Suck the Poison Out of a Snakebite?
Essential information for when you find yourself surrounded by rattlers.
12 Things You Might Not Know About Blackadder Goes Forth
4. A scene in which Rowan Atkinson's character feigns madness by wearing underpants on his head and sticking pencils up his nose was inspired by Atkinson's penchant for sticking pencils up his nose.
Why Do Astronauts Use Space Pens Instead of Pencils?
One technological breakthrough left the common pencil in the dust.
Why Did the First Harry Potter Book Get a Title Change in the U.S.?
While it was author J.K. Rowling who ultimately suggested the alternative title, she still regrets the decision.
How Do Fireworks Actually Work?
Most of us just know to light the fuse and stand back.
Is There Any Point in Letting Red Wine Breathe?
At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is wait 30 minutes to pour a fresh glass of wine.