Knowledge - Facts

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    14 Final Jeopardy! Questions Everybody Got Wrong

    Jeopardy may be fun to watch, but you can't help but feel for the contestants when they get hit with...

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    Why Do Justices Wear Black Robes?

    The robes Supreme Court justices wear weren't always black. In fact, some were a variety of different colors.

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    Here’s Why There Isn’t a Single Stop Sign in Paris

    It has to do with Paris's traffic laws... and a possible stop sign heist.

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    Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections

    Out of 50 states, only five—Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, New Jersey, and Louisiana—hold elections for state officials in odd-numbered years. Here's...

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    8 Creepy Staircases in the Middle of Nowhere

    Who knew stairs could be so spooky?

    Why Do Leaves Change Color in the First Place?

    You can count on the leaves to put on their show every year, but how do they do it?

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    Why Do We Bob for Apples on Halloween?

    The classic Halloween game has deep roots in history.

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    15 Ways Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Made History

    On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. The pint-sized powerhouse broke barriers both...

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    11 Sunken Ships Around the World—And the True Stories Behind Them

    Because no one can resist tales of a shipwreck.

    Why September Is the Most Popular Month for Birthdays

    Nine of the ten most common birthdays are in September. Is yours one of them?

    Why Do We Use Zip Codes?

    Did you know each digit has its own purpose?

    9 Animals That Aren’t as Dangerous as You Think

    It turns out, sharks and other scary creatures aren't actually that deadly.

    21 Weird Ways the World Changes in Autumn

    The weather isn't the only thing that changes.

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    5 Traits You Didn’t Know You Inherit from Mom (and 4 You Inherit from Dad)

    Here's why men can't blame their mothers for their receding hairline anymore.

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    25 Science Facts You Never Learned in School

    These strange but true facts prove the world really is a marvelous and mysterious place.

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    19 of the Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

    Get ready to have the hair on the back of your neck stand on end because these unsolved mysteries are...

    Here’s Who Decides What Goes on a Postage Stamp

    Believe it or not, there's a whole committee dedicated to stamp design.

    11 Fascinating Facts About One World Trade Center

    One World Trade (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) has become an architectural and emotional force in Lower Manhattan. Here's...

    Can You Guess the Candy Without Its Wrapper?

    You can surely identify every candy by its wrapper but how many can you guess correctly when the candy is...

    21 Fascinating Images of Everyday Objects Under a Microscope

    Even the simplest objects can be incredibly complex.

    This Is What Hurricane Categories Really Mean

    Hurricanes are dangerous no matter the category, but there's a major difference between a tree branch snapping and that entire...

    This Is Why All Hurricanes Spin the Same Direction

    And you'll never see one below the equator.

    The U.S. States Most Prone to Natural Disasters

    Driven by climate change, natural disasters across the United States are getting more extreme, more costly, and more deadly.

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    Why Dollar Stores Are So Cheap

    Seriously, how do they manage to sell everything from pregnancy tests to picture frames for just a dollar? We uncovered...