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Here’s Why Yawning Is Contagious

Just one person doing it sets everyone off. But why is yawning contagious? Turns out, humans aren't the only animals...


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80 Acronym Examples You Should Know

Acronyms make communication easier, but who can keep track of what they mean? We can, and now you can too...


Here’s When You’ll Be Able to See the Strawberry Moon This Week

The June full moon isn't just a supermoon, it's a super strawberry moon! Here's what to look for in the...


If You See a Hole In a Pen Cap, This Is What It Means

Find out why there's a little hole in your pen cap and how it helps both you and your pen.


This Is How Hurricanes Are Named

Nope, it's not random—they are decided years in advance. Learn how hurricanes are named, and who gets to name them.


22 Things You Never Knew About Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery honors those who have fought for our country’s freedom and is also steeped in a treasure trove...


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The Difference Between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution

It's a common mistake to confuse the two—both are critical documents to the birth of the United States, but here...


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50 Cat Facts That Are Purr-fectly Fascinating

Think you know everything there is to know about cats? Think again. We're about to blow your feline-loving mind with...

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...


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What Exactly Does the “Q” in “Q-tips” Stand For?

Q-tips are everywhere. You can find them in bathrooms, in doctor's office, and in episodes of CSI. But what exactly...


20 Cool Facts About Space We Bet You Didn’t Know

Perseverance just landed on Mars, where it will search for signs of life. But space's cool factor doesn't begin or...


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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Here’s Why You Don’t See Blimps Anymore

You still see planes and jets in the sky, but a blimp is a rare sighting these days.


24 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About the Bible

Whether you know your Scriptures chapter and verse or you rarely take a peek at the Good Book, these Bible...


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15 Hidden Treasures Rumored to Be Somewhere in the United States

Tales of hidden treasure are always thrilling, especially when the treasure in question might be right in your own backyard.

How Many People Are There in the World?

In honor of the United Nation's World Population Day, we take a look at some useful facts about the planet...


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.


This Is Why the British Drink So Much Tea

Making tea is the British response to every situation, from birthdays to bad news. But how did this small island...


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15 Things About Black History Month You Didn’t Learn in School

From the first African American to fly across the country to the first Black presidential candidate, there's a lot you...


18 Things You Think Are Illegal but Aren’t

It may come as a surprise, but all of these things are legal in the U.S., at least in some...

24 Astronomy Facts You Never Learned in School

From a bar in the clouds to finding more water from the Moon, outer space is constantly surprising us.


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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.


15 Things People Get Wrong About Impeachment

Thanks to recent events, we're learning a lot more about the process of impeachment, including what's in the Constitution and...


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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.