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The real difference between ice cream, gelato and frozen custard

There’s more than one way to find a bit of sweet relief and ice cold bliss when it comes time for a frozen desert on a summer day. I may scream and …

Dessert

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

Like Coke and Pepsi, Oreo and Hydrox have been engaged in a century-long retail product feud. Released in 1908, four years before the first Oreo …

Dairy Queen

13 Nostalgic Facts About American Graffiti

Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock! The director, who died in 1980, was born 119 years ago today. Here are a few words from the auteur himself to mark …

Universal Pictures

11 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Lindbergh

The Hudson’s Bay Company blanket may appear to be a fairly plain household item, but it’s perhaps the most remarkable blanket in the world. The …

New Jersey

Attention Parents: Crayons Sold at Dollar Tree and Amazon May Contain Asbestos

With the recent controversy over the health benefits of fish oil and other wellness strategies, it can be reassuring to know that one thing remains …

Red Cross

50 Fascinating Facts About Felines

Vegetarian Swedish “meatballs” and build-it-yourself furniture have finally arrived in India, the AFP reports. Although the home furnishing behemoth …

Pets

Why Do So Many Diners Look Like Train Cars?

Walking into an ice cream parlor is supposed to be one of the most pleasant sensory experiences you can have, with the assortment of frozen treats …

Dairy Queen

10 Outrageous Facts About Sacha Baron Cohen

Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 9, 1968. In the 50 years since, she has lived quite the life—moving with her family from …

Amazon Studios

How Did the Standing Ovation Originate?

No matter how many fine dining options you may have in your area, there’s something about sitting down in a diner that can’t be matched. Their menus …

Civil Rights

How Expensive Is Your Drunk Shopping Habit?

Iceland may be more affordable than many other European destinations, but if you want to save money, don't spend too much time at the pub. That's …

Alcohol

Scientists Discover How to Snap Spaghetti Into Two Perfect Pieces

If you've ever spent any length of time on Twitter, you've probably heard a thing or two about humans secretly having the ability to control the …

National Academy of Sciences

How Did the Standing Ovation Originate?

Applause is one of those cultural rituals so ingrained in our habits that to clap is a nearly subconscious act. However, the choice to remain …

Charlie Chaplin

12 Old Time Facts About Risky Business

On August 5, 1983, Tom Cruise—wearing Ray-Bans and his skivvies—starred in the teen dramedy <i>Risky Business</i> and slid his way into pop culture history. …

Tom Cruise

'Lost' Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sketches Discovered in Michael Palin's Archives

<i>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</i> almost had a different ending. The original sketch, discovered and published by <i>The Times</i>, described an epic, bloody …

Rotten Tomatoes

Beatles Fans Can Soon Visit the Liverpool Site That Inspired 'Strawberry Fields Forever'

Strawberry fields, as it turns out, aren’t always forever. The Liverpool children’s home that inspired the 1967 Beatles hit "Strawberry Fields …

Salvation Army

Think You're Dehydrated? This Skin Test Will Tell You in Seconds

While you may have heard you should be drinking eight glasses of water per day, proper hydration looks different for everyone. Health experts will …

Mild Dehydration Could Mess Up Your Concentration

Research has already shown us that enduring a heat wave without air conditioning can impair our mental performance. Now, a new paper reported by NPR …

Monkeys

9 Myths About Bed Bugs, Debunked

No one would blame you for being afraid of bed bugs: They infest our most private spaces and feed on us when we’re vulnerable. But once you dispel …

Bedbugs

10 Resonant Facts About the Liberty Bell

It's impossible to talk about American icons without mentioning the Liberty Bell. The one-ton artifact has been present for some of the most …

Civil Rights

Why You Should Never Just 'Top Off' Your Contact Lens Case With Fresh Solution

For those with less-than-perfect vision, rinsing and storing contact lenses each day might be a familiar routine. But as the American Academy of …

Contact Lenses

15 Wild Facts About Animal House

Toga! Toga! Toga! On the 40th anniversary of its premiere, here are some fun facts about <i>Animal</i> <i>House</i> that’ll bring you right back to your college days.<p>…

Horror

6 Common Dangers to Watch Out For When Walking Your Dog

Walking a furry companion on a sunny day has innumerable benefits for both dogs and their owners, something researchers have dubbed "the Lassie …

Pets

The City of Austin Is Discussing Renaming the City of Austin

What’s in a name? For critics of the Texan capital’s moniker, it's some problematic roots that need to be addressed—and perhaps even consigned to the …

Race & Ethnicity

10 Fascinating Facts About The Handmaid’s Tale

For fans looking for a sunny pick-me-up, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is not it. Based on the acclaimed dystopian novel from Margaret Atwood, the series stars …

The Handmaid's Tale

The History Behind 8 Famous Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters have been screwing up speaking abilities around the world for centuries. As entertaining as tripping over tricky terms can be, early …

Ice Cream

Slice of History: A Pizza Museum is Coming to Chicago

In the United States, pizza may as well be its own food group. More than 75,000 pizzerias help move an estimated $45.1 billion in pies annually. …

Ice Cream

10 Facts About Lyndon B. Johnson

Born in a farmhouse and destined for the White House, Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office on Air Force One just hours after President John …

Civil Rights

10 Famous Movie Lines You're Probably Misquoting

From <i>Star Wars</i> to <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i>, there’s a very good chance that you may have been misquoting your favorite movies all along. Don’t …

Los Angeles

Supper vs. Dinner: Is There a Difference?

A linguist might be able to guess the general region you’re from based solely on what you call your evening meal. But as an article from Wide Open …

Moon

The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City

On an otherwise unremarkable stretch of sidewalk in New York City’s West Village, a tiny tile mosaic serves as David Hess’s century-old middle finger …

Literature