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101 Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know

1. In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price rose to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.<p>*<p>2. Google's founders were willing …

10 People Banned from SNL

During its nearly four decades on the air, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has showcased plenty of hilarity—and controversy. The show runs on a tight schedule and …

Comedy

10 Excellent Internet Riffs on True Detective

There's not too much that's funny about <i>True Detective</i>, the HBO show starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two Louisiana detectives out …

6 Surprisingly Fascinating Stockpiles

Various companies, countries, and organizations stockpile resources around the world. From medicine to cheese to diamonds, stockpiles can save the …

The Original Locations of 15 More Food Chains

Last month, we took you on a tour of 15 original locations of famous fast food chains. We found 15 more spots for the burger and fry tourists out …

12 Common Dreams and What They Supposedly Mean

Despite Freud’s well-documented beliefs, dream interpretation isn’t a straightforward method. In fact, the majority of modern scientists and …

50 Things Turning 50 This Year

Back in January, we looked at 30 things turning 30 this year. Now let's see who's joining the half-century club in 2014.<p>1. <i>Jeopardy!</i><p><i>Getty Images</i><p>The …

How the West lost Putin: It didn’t have to be this way

It's a narrative that's growing in popularity in the West: Vladimir Putin as a 21st-century Adolf Hitler, an unhinged dictator bent on collecting lost Russian lands.<p>It was floated first on CNN last week, where former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili – who fought and lost a war with Russia six …

Placement of ‘Mother Canada’ statue has Cape Bretoners on war footing

A massive monument to honour war dead, featuring a 10-storey-high statue called "Mother Canada," is igniting a fierce battle among Cape Bretoners living near and along the ruggedly beautiful Cabot Trail on the island's east coast.<p>From the village of Baddeck to the fishing community of Ingonish, …

Some not-so-sweet facts about sugar in our food

Caramel. Dextrose. Glucose-fructose. Corn syrup. Fruit concentrate.<p>Sugar goes by many names. If you read the ingredient labels of some of the most mundane foods in your home, you'll probably be surprised to find that sugar continually pops up in surprising places – and in unexpected amounts. Pasta …