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    11 Exotic Origins of Everyday Things

    So THAT's where poker came from.

    16 Little-Known Secrets Behind Olympic Medals

    What gold medals are really made of, how much they're worth at McDonald's, why Irish painters used to win them,...

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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.

    5 Bizarre Crime Scene Professions You Haven’t Heard Of Before

    From botany to optometry, there's a lot more ways to catch a criminal than you think.

    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."

    Bill and Melinda Gates: 3 Myths About the World’s Poor

    Life is improving for most people on this planet: Leading philanthropists deliver good news about global poverty.

    Why Do Seashells Sound Like the Ocean?

    What is it about seashells that makes them sound like the beach at which you found them?

    How Biomimicry Works: Janine Benyus Explains

    To biologist Janine Benyus, nature is the great inventor.

    Which Pen Is Made for the White House?

    If you have ever worked for an American government institution, you've used this pen. Know what it is?

    You’ll Never Believe Who Invented the Super Soaker!

    The Popsicle, the super soaker, the kevlar vest ... some of the craziest invention stories ever.

    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.

    Baseball Trivia: 9 Moments That Changed the Game Forever

    As the new baseball season gets underway, a look back at the deals, rule changes, and cultural shifts that shaped...

    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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    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.