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These Countries Existed 100 Years Ago but Don’t Anymore
From the collapse of ancient empires to the renaming of exotic places, the map of the world looks very different now than it did a century ago.
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10 Things the Government Doesn’t Want You to Know About Area 51
This Is What Those Airport Taxiway Signs Mean
10 Times Animals Helped Science Solve Big Mysteries
32 Weird Kitchen Gadgets You Won’t Believe Are Really a Thing
51 Favorite Facts You’ve Always Believed That Are Actually False
Napoleon wasn't short? Bananas don't grow on trees? Here, the world's most contagious myths and misconceptions...
25 Homophones People Confuse All the Time
Homophones are two words that have the same pronunciation but different definitions and spellings. Read...
12 Italian Phrases Everyone Should Know How to Use
Enhancing your knowledge of the Italian cultural experience means moving beyond ciao and gelato. Master...
12 Little-Known Punctuation Marks Everyone Should Start Using Immediately
Why risk boring your friends and followers with a mere period at the end of your texts, posts, and emails?...
20 Pop Songs That Make Absolutely No Sense Anymore
Time marches on—and some of our favorite pop songs stay stuck in the past. These are the tunes that...
Notable Events You Forgot Happened When the Class of 2018 Was Starting School
When this year's college graduates first started school as fresh-faced kindergartners (circa 2000-2001),...
The Most Spectacular Sunset from Every State
From Alabama to Wyoming, these photos show how uniquely beautiful the sunset is in every part of America.
The 12 Greatest Spy Movies You Should Watch Again
Settle in for a deep dive into exhilarating, dangerous, and occasionally glamorous spy movies!
7 Absolutely Stunning Places You Need to Explore on Mexico’s Pacific Coast
There's more to Mexico than Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The west coast is a paradise for lovers of fun,...
13 Fascinating (and Reassuring) Facts About Sharks
These predators routinely appear on movie and TV screens as single-minded maneaters—but in real life,...
18 Latin Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smarter
After all, omnia dicta fortiora si dicta Latina.
Here’s How Much the Miss America Pageant Has Changed Throughout the Years
For nearly 100 years, the Miss America pageant has reflected the ever-changing American culture.
What Unites These States?
Philip Caputo traveled from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, asking everyday Americans what holds...
The Real Reason We Set off Fireworks on the Fourth of July
Hint: It has to do with our Founding Fathers!
20 Everyday Fixes to Survive Basically Anything
Stay calm. Gather your wits. We’re going to get through this together. Here, our experts’ guide for...
11 Ridiculously Adorable Live Animal Cams to Get You Through the Work Day
Live animal web cams have taken off and (happily) taken over our work lives—here, we rounded up the...
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The 6 Scariest Roller Coasters in America
The world's first roller coaster debuted at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York in 1884. We've come a...
10 True Crime Books That Will Keep You Up at Night
Turn on the lights and lock the doors before you settle in with one of these terrifying thrillers. These...
13 Bizarre Things You Can (Legally) Bet On
The royals, Hollywood, aliens, and the end of the world are all waiting for your predictions.
12 Classic Board Games Everyone Should Own
From family game night to trivia with friends, everyone loves a good time. And what better way than to...