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    Surprising Trivia Behind America’s Most Iconic Foods

    Separating myth from history: how Buffalo wings, hot dog buns, nachos, and more classic American foods came to be.

    9 Things You Didn’t Know About the First Mother, Eve

    We don’t know a whole lot about Eve. We don’t know exactly how many children she had nor at what...

    6 Crazy, Colorful Facts About Rainbows

    Spoiler alert: There's no pot of gold at the end of this article. Your consolation prize? This information about one...

    Why Do Baseball Managers Wear Uniforms? 4 Pressing Baseball Questions You’ve Always Had

    Vitally important answers to those baseball questions you've never asked.

    8 of the Most Extreme Facts About the Human Body, From the World’s Smartest IQ to its Tallest Man

    Humans may be programmed to grow stronger, faster, and smarter, still science shows our potential has a few limits.

    40 Shocking Facts About the Filming of ‘Jaws’

    Fascinating trivia to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of this classic summer thriller.

    7 Weird Facts About Trees You Never Knew

    We crave trees' shade and admire their beauty, but there's plenty of fascinating trivia about trees you've probably never learned....

    “Fragile” is Meaningless: Blunt Confessions of a UPS Handler

    "I won't lie and say I've never stood on a package."

    4 Wacky Reasons to Love the USPS

    The Postal Service has put its stamp on American history in unusual ways.

    Movie Trivia Game: Guess the Working Title

    Can you figure out which are the working titles for these blockbuster films?

    6 Global Warming Effects That May Surprise You

    You might already think of global warming effects as melting ice, rising seas, stronger hurricanes. But it also means higher...

    13 Songs for the Perfect Summer Playlist

    Go beyond the Beach Boys with our round-up of upbeat songs—plus learn the surprising music trivia behind each hit.

    Quiz! Wine Trivia that Even Ted Allen Would Appreciate

    Not just for the oenophiles at the table, you too can learn quirky, shareable facts about reds, whites, and booze.

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    Read This, Feel Smarter

    Prepare to be the most informed relative/coworker/friend in your circle this holiday season. New York Times Magazine writer Mark Leibovich

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    Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near

    Apocalypse believers who fervently expect the world to end on December 21 are in for a surprise, because NASA is

    13 Things You Didn’t Know About Bond…James Bond

    Think you know James Bond movies? We dug up little-known trivia about Agent 007.

    8 Favorite Food Characters

    Snack on these fun facts and tasty trivia about classic American food characters and mascots.

    Confusing Medical Acronyms, Decoded

    When dealing with doctors, don't be embarrassed to ask about abbreviations, especially if they involve a medication or procedure; they...

    How to Deal With Negative People Who Bring You Down

    Negative people are an unfortunate fact of life but we can learn to react to them in ways that protect...

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    What to Do in the Event of an Earthquake

    If You’re Outside a Building… Run to an open space. Quickly move away from buildings, trees, overhead wires, or anything

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    Does Your Child Really Need Hearing Aids?

    Most kids prescribed hearing aids do in fact need them, but if you suspect auditory neuropathy, this is why you...

    5 Eyesight Myths Dispelled

    Check out five common misunderstandings about how our eyes work.

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    How to Drive in Fog

    As well as reducing visibility, fog causes drivers to lose the sensation of speed by muffling sounds and blotting out

    Hot Collectibles to Cash In On

    What's your stuff worth? Here's a list of the most valuable collectibles.

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    Cherry Tomatoes Filled With Creamy Pesto Cheese

    Bring these colorful, bite-sized appetizers to your holiday parties. You can keep the fact that they are healthy a secret!

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    Why Are TV Commercials So Loud?

    It's not you. Those television spots really do sound much louder than the programs they interrupt. Here's why.