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What Do the Olympic Rings Symbolize?

The famous Olympic rings logo is more than 100 years old, but its symbolism is ageless.

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75 Pop Culture Trivia Questions to Test Your Knowledge

Think you’re a pop culture pro? Some of these answers may not be as obvious as you’d think.



Earth Day Quiz: How Well Do You Know Our Earth?

It's time for the Earth Day quiz! Get green and test your knowledge of the environment, the oceans, animals, climate...


Pi Day: How Pi Was Almost Changed to 3.2

Why should you never talk to "pi"? Because, hello, everyone knows it will just go on forever. Well, everyone except...

15 Everyday Items You Had No Idea Were Made By NASA

The camera in your phone, the insulation in your walls, and that oh-so-comfortable mattress you sink into nightly: You can...


13 Facts You Probably Never Knew About Gold

Check out these fun 24-karat nuggets about gold.

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10 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries About Planet Earth

From the water that covers most of it to the moon that orbits it, here are some bizarre things about...


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11 Strange Things Presidents Have Banned from the White House

Current and former Commanders in Chief have been picky about what's allowed on the property.


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13 Unlikely Jobs U.S. Presidents Held After the White House

You can’t accuse these former presidents of resting on their laurels once they left office.


15 Trivia Questions Only Coffee Lovers Will Get Right

Think you know beans about coffee? Quiz yourself and see how many of these coffee facts you can answer correctly.

10 Accidental Discoveries That Changed the World

From penicillin and anesthesia to saccharin and silly putty, chance played a major role in some of the world's great...


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Where Does the Vice President Live?

The vice president lives in a white house—no, not that one!


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25 Facts You Learned in School That Are No Longer True

You don't want your kids to think you're a dinosaur—bring your knowledge up to date with these new facts.


The Real Purpose Behind Those Diamond Patches on Backpacks

Turns out, it's a surprisingly handy tool you haven't been using.


This Is Why Americans Love Ice in Their Drinks and the British Don’t

You won't typically find a glass of water with ice on the other side of the pond.


What’s the Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint?

Debating whether to use spearmint or peppermint? We have you covered.


50 Trivia Questions for Kids Only the Smartest Can Get Right

Test their knowledge (and yours) with a fun family trivia night!


How to Win Tic-Tac-Toe: The Strategies You Need to Master

A few simple strategies can make you a master at tic tac toe.


Here’s Why Radio Stations Always Start with a ‘K’ or ‘W’

You probably never noticed that they do until now.


12 Easy Math Tricks You’ll Wish You’d Known This Whole Time

Put the calculator away—with these simple tricks you'll be able to solve most problems in a jiffy.


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25 Surprising Facts About Disney’s Most Famous Characters

Your favorite cartoons growing up have some interesting backstories.


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Christmas Trivia You Probably Didn’t Know

We uncovered the little-known facts, origin stories, and secret symbols even the biggest holiday fans never realized.

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This Is the Real Reason Aluminum Foil Has a Shiny and a Dull Side

Finally! One of your most pressing cooking quandaries, answered.


Why the United States Doesn’t Use the Metric System

Wondering why the United States is one of three countries in the world that doesn't use the metric system? The...


Thumbs-Up: The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Hand Gestures

How about a round of applause for history?


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Why Do Americans Drive Automatic—But Most of Europe Drives Manual?

Fewer Americans are learning to drive stick shifts, but Europeans prefer them. These are the reasons why.


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50 Astonishing Facts You Never Knew About the 50 States

Quick: Where are “idiots” not allowed to vote? Plus 49 other odd, outrageous, or revealing tidbits about America's 50 states.


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U.S. Presidential Trivia Questions Everyone Gets Wrong

If you paid attention in history class, you might have a shot at a few of these answers. How many...