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20 Words and Phrases You Had No Idea Were Coined in New York City
Hey, youz! Check out all these vocab gems that were born in New York City!
These 13 Bizarre Facts About Dreams Might Keep You Up at Night
10 Unfortunate Typos You Won’t Believe Were Actually Printed
10 Sweet Love Stories About How Presidents Met Their First Ladies
15 Iconic TV Roles and the Actors Who Almost Played Them
The Fascinating Origins Behind 9 Sodas You Love to Drink
What You Probably Never Knew About Festivus
Here’s the story of Festivus, a not-so-hallowed holiday tradition that’s way better than...
Why the Chicken Actually Crossed the Road—and the History Behind 9 More Jokes
Classic jokes are essentially oral traditions that get passed from person to person for decades...
Where 25 Major League Baseball Teams Got Their Names
Which team was literally named because a sports reporter ran out of space? Find out here.
15 Common Words That Used To Mean Completely Different Things
There was a time when 'Girl' meant 'Boy,' 'Bully' meant 'Sweetheart,' and 'Fizzle'...
Alligator vs. Crocodile? 10 Interesting Animal Distinctions You Used to Know
Yep, there's an actual difference between a rabbit and a hare. Read this and let...
6 Classic Sesame Street Songs with Weird, Weird Backstories
You'll never guess which one started in an adult film.
10 Sneakily Similar Word Pairs Even Good Spellers Screw Up
You'll never confuse "prescribe" and "proscribe" again.
11 Beloved Dog Breeds and the Fascinating Origins of Their Names
How did a schnauzer, a beagle, or a Dalmation get its name? Here, interesting facts...
9 Bizarre Facts About Newborn Babies That Doctors Don’t Tell You
Babies can't taste salt, don't shed actual tears, and are missing kneecaps! Here, more weird...
10 Sickening Secrets of Processed Food Revealed
Have you eaten your fill of rubber today? How about cow bones?
17 Ridiculous College Courses You Can Actually Take
"Let me through—I majored in Beyoncé studies!"
10 St. Patrick’s Day ‘Facts’ That Are Actually False
How much do you know about the history of St. Patrick’s Day traditions?
10 Strict Grammar Rules It’s Probably Safe to Ignore
Grammar freaks often freak out about “broken rules.” But most of these examples are simply...
Car Insurance Claims: 15 of the Most Bizarre Excuses Ever Filed
Real (and really odd) excuses about car accidents made for insurance claims.
What the Oscars Used to Be Like: The Humble Beginnings of the 5 Major Awards Shows
The red carpet, the glittering gowns, the tearful thank-yous ... it wasn't always that way. Here’...
5 Epic Facebook Screw-Ups You’ll Be Grateful You Didn’t Make
Forget about garnering likes and shares. These bone-headed Facebook posts got these folks in hot...
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6 Things Everyone Believes About Thanksgiving That Are Absolutely Untrue
Historian Samuel Eliot Morison says that “more bunk has been written about Pilgrims than any...
People Say These 15 Words Aren’t Words—but They Actually Are
Good news: These are all words! Bad news: Language snobs will scoff if you use...
6 Chilling UFO Stories From Famous People That Will Make You Believe
Two presidents, a Beatle, and multiple astronauts say UFOs are out there. Do you believe them?
The Big Difference Between Weather and Climate (And 10 Other Nature Words Everyone Gets Wrong)
Weather vs. climate. Lake vs. pond. Swamp vs. marsh. With these simple tricks, you'll always...