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Tasia Bass is a writer and comedian. An avid reader, she is always on the hunt for a good book. She spends a lot of her time creating art, trying out fun recipes, and telling way too many jokes. You can follow her on Twitter @GroovyTasia to hear all about that hit tv show she's written that's completely in her head.
6 Interesting Facts About the Color Yellow
5 Facts About the Color Purple
5 Riveting Facts About the Color Red
10 of the Scariest-Looking Animals in Existence
Scientists estimate that roughly 8.7 million species of plants and animals roam the Earth today. And some of them might haunt your dreams.
15 Songs To Put On Your Halloween Playlist
Your house is decorated for Halloween and your jack-'o-lanterns are lit; now all you need is a spooky party playlist. We have a few song suggestions—and fun facts to drop while you listen.
8 Books That Won the Newbery Medal
More than 100 books have won the Newbery Medal, the top award for distinguished works of children's literature.
11 Books That Were Banned For Ridiculous Reasons
Each year, The American Library Association complies a list of books that are challenged and banned. There are some books that get banned because of insensitive material; however, others get banned for completely ludicrous reasons.
Black Americans Can Now Trace Their Family Tree With the Help of Millions of Digitized Freedmen’s Bureau Records
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project records are now digitized and available on Ancestry.com, providing millions of African Americans free access to discover their roots.
Where Does the Phrase ‘Tying the Knot’ Come From?
The phrase "tying the knot" originated in medieval times during the practice of handfasting, but still holds strong to this day.
8 Haunted Places You Can Spend the Night
Looking for a restless escape? These haunted inns, hotels, and Airbnbs are full of things that go bump in the night.
Koalas Have Fingerprints That Are Nearly Indistinguishable From Ours
Though humans and koalas don't have much in common, there is one big similarity: fingerprints. Koalas have looping fingerprints just like humans, and some might not be able to tell them apart.
The Delicious History of Pocky Sticks
In the 50-plus years since they were first introduced, Pocky sticks have taken the world by storm. Learn more about the history of this popular Japanese snack food here.
Why Are They Called Polka Dots?
Polka dots are a major part of fashion, but that wasn't always the case. Here's the history behind the design—and why they're called polka dots in the first place.
11 Classic Books Adapted as Graphic Novels
If you want to get into the classics but aren't quite ready to crack open a book that was written centuries ago, these comic book versions should be far more accessible.
Who Invented the Pencil?
French engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté created what is considered the modern pencil, though many have since made improvements.