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    “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.


    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...


    6 Nutty and Intriguing Discoveries

    These new prize-winning discoveries will surprise you.


    5 Eyesight Myths Dispelled

    Check out five common misunderstandings about how our eyes work.


    Hot Collectibles to Cash In On

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

    13 Things Your Bank Won’t Tell You

    Get smarter about banking with tips from the financial services industry.


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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.


    Here’s Why Women’s and Men’s Shirts Button on Different Sides

    Women's shirts have buttons on the left, while men's have them on the right. But it's not about which hand...


    This Is Why Golf Balls Have Dimples

    The dimples on a golf ball serve a greater purpose than just making it look cute—no ifs, ands, or putts.


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    100 History Trivia Questions That Will Test Your Smarts

    Think you know a thing or two about the past? Put your smarts to the test with these history trivia...


    Here’s Why Escalators Have Brushes

    Contrary to popular belief, escalator brushes are not actually for cleaning your shoes.