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11 of the Most Extreme Junk Foods Ever Created

Before we dive into a calendar of daily celebrations, let's consider some of March's month-long events. It is Optimism Month and National Umbrella …

Deep Frying

20 Mockbusters You Might Confuse for the Real Movie

When there’s massive hype and anticipation for a major release, sometimes smaller studios try to cash in, piggy-backing off the blockbuster’s success …

4 Good Reasons Why People Say “I Could Care Less”

March 4th: It’s not only a date, it’s an imperative (march forth!). Since 2008 it has also been National Grammar Day, a holiday conceived by Martha …

10 Unintentionally Horrifying Statues of Famous People

Having a statue erected in your likeness sounds like it would be an honor. But when the end result leaves you looking terrifying for all eternity, …

100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds

What’s the secret to a long and healthy life? All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear. In July, the world's …

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>The history of mistletoe, which can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, is long, strange, and full of contradictions. Certain …

10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand

<b>By Kevin Fleming</b><p>Whether you're deciphering a cryptic state seal or trying to impress your Catholic in-laws, knowing some Latin has its advantages. …

A Brief History of Eggnog

Eggnog can trace its roots back as far as the 14th century, when medieval Englishmen enjoyed a hot cocktail known as posset. Posset didn’t contain …

11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

Adapted screenplays may follow books very closely, or may be completely different. When characters are gay or lesbian - or have had some significant …

6 Ways Charles Schulz Really Was Charlie Brown

While Charlie Brown and his creator, Charles Schulz, share a first name, the character was actually named after one of Schulz’s art school friends, …

15 Delightful Flapper-Era Words for “Awesome”

<b>By Arika Okrent</b><p><i>Nothing is as delightful as GEICO’s customer service, but these amazing examples of flapper slang are pretty terrific.</i><p>Slang historians …

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Why Do People Feel Phantom Cellphone Vibrations?

Let’s picture a typical moment in my day: I’m minding my own business, with my iPhone in my back pocket. Suddenly, my left cheek is shaking as the …

12 Proposed Sequels That Thankfully Never Happened

While unoriginal sequels have become commonplace, there are still <i>some</i> films that remain sacred, despite the sometimes decades of persistent rumors …

12 Things You Might Not Know About Andy Warhol

<i>Today would have been Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday. Here are 10 things he said about his life, his work, his inspiration, and bow ties.</i><p><b>1.</b> On how a …

Hook-Ups, Friendships and the New Rules of ‘Dibs’ for Teen Boys

Rosalind Wiseman, author of <i>Queen Bees and Wannabes,</i> the 2002 book that mapped girl social hierarchies and inspired the film Mean Girls, is back with …

8 Famous People Who Earned Purple Hearts

No one over the age of Disney really believes that being a princess is really all it's cracked up to be, that it is a viable career option, or that …

George Washington

11 Sexting Acronyms From the 1930s

Sexting didn’t start with smartphones.<p>Abbreviating conversational phrases with acronyms isn’t unique to this decade or even this millennium. Friends …

Breaking Bad Alternate Ending Where Malcolm in the Middle’s Dad Hal Wakes Up From a Newhart Style Nightmare

Imagine if the entire run of Breaking Bad was actually a deep-fried Twinkie fueled nightmare from which <i>Malcolm in the Middle’s</i> goofy dad Hal …

15 Wonderful Words for Delightful Experiences

Some situations are just too perfect for words, but these bits of lovely lingo will shorten that list ever so slightly.<p>1. Petrichor<p>The scent of rain …

The Mystery of the Stinky Dairy Queen in Calgary Has Just Been Solved

Knowing the origins of these tasty treats is pretty sweet.<p>1. S'MORES<p>It's a s'mystery who invented this chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker treat. …

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8 Things You Might Not Know About the Louvre

This weekend, New York City’s American Museum of Natural History opens its latest exhibit, The Power of Poison. There, visitors will get up close and …

11 Words for People Who Hate Certain Things

Haters gonna hate. And with the Greek roots <i>mis-</i> and <i>miso-</i>, they can hate a whole lot of stuff.<p>1. Misodoctakleidist<p>Someone who hates practicing the …

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5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History

Finding the right words when detonating an atomic bomb or sacrificing one's life for friendship came easy for these people.<p>1. Lawrence Oates before …