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25 Facts You Learned in School That Are No Longer True

You don't want your kids to think you're a dinosaur—bring your knowledge up to date with these new facts.


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45 Facts You Never Knew About America’s First Ladies

Which first lady flew a plane with Amelia Earhart, or was reported dead by a Beijing newspaper? Keep reading to...


Why Is Coffee Called a Cup of Joe?

There are several different theories!


The Real Purpose Behind Those Diamond Patches on Backpacks

Turns out, it's a surprisingly handy tool you haven't been using.


This Is Why Americans Love Ice in Their Drinks and the British Don’t

You won't typically find a glass of water with ice on the other side of the pond.



What’s the Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint?

Debating whether to use spearmint or peppermint? We have you covered.

Why Americans Use Fahrenheit Instead of Celsius

Why is there more than one system of measuring temperature to begin with, and why does the United States use...


50 Trivia Questions for Kids Only the Smartest Can Get Right

Test their knowledge (and yours) with a fun family trivia night!


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How to Win Tic-Tac-Toe: The Strategies You Need to Master

A few simple strategies can make you a master at tic tac toe.


Here’s Why Radio Stations Always Start with a ‘K’ or ‘W’

You probably never noticed that they do until now.


12 Easy Math Tricks You’ll Wish You’d Known This Whole Time

Put the calculator away—with these simple tricks you'll be able to solve most problems in a jiffy.


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25 Surprising Facts About Disney’s Most Famous Characters

Your favorite cartoons growing up have some interesting backstories.


This Is the Real Reason Aluminum Foil Has a Shiny and a Dull Side

Finally! One of your most pressing cooking quandaries, answered.


Why the United States Doesn’t Use the Metric System

Wondering why the United States is one of three countries in the world that doesn't use the metric system? The...


Thumbs-Up: The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Hand Gestures

How about a round of applause for history?

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Why Do Americans Drive Automatic—But Most of Europe Drives Manual?

Fewer Americans are learning to drive stick shifts, but Europeans prefer them. These are the reasons why.


13 Facts You Never Knew About Streaming Services

Here's the ultimate TV guide to streaming services.


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50 Astonishing Facts You Never Knew About the 50 States

Quick: Where are “idiots” not allowed to vote? Plus 49 other odd, outrageous, or revealing tidbits about America's 50 states.


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52 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About U.S. Presidents

Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping? Which one befriended his burglar while in office? Presidents are people too, and they have been...


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U.S. Presidential Trivia Questions Everyone Gets Wrong

If you paid attention in history class, you might have a shot at a few of these answers. How many...


59 “Did You Know” Facts That Are Almost Hard to Believe

Finally, explanations for things you never stopped to think about twice.


It Could Be Illegal to Throw Away These 8 Things

Americans throw away literally tons of trash. But tossing out any one of these items with your regular garbage could...


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60 Weird Facts Most People Don’t Know

Prepare to have your mind blown.


7 Myths About Full Moons You Can Safely Ignore

The full moon gets blamed for a lot of crazy stuff—not just werewolves! Here are the common myths about the...