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40 Weird Word Origins

(YouTube link)<p>John Green tells us the history of some words you never wondered about in the latest mental_floss video. We now know what Carl Linneaus …

Heinrich Himmler's Private Letters Published In German Newspaper

"The Handwriting of a Mass Murderer" is how Germany's <i>Die Welt</i> newspaper bills its eight-part series featuring excerpts of Heinrich Himmler's personal letters accompanied by family photos, which are reportedly being published for the first time.<p>(An English-language version is here.)<p>The excerpts, …

Sochi Olympics Put Spotlight on Moscow’s ‘Gay Ghetto’

While the world’s eyes are on Russia for the upcoming Winter Olympics, gay activists are hoping the Games will also put a spotlight on Russia’s …

How to Become a Contemporary Dancer in 15 Hilarious Steps

Robert Hoffman (aka “Contemporary Eric”) and his assistant Krystal Ellsworth (aka “Bich”) demonstrate how to become a contemporary dancer in 15 …

A Musical Look Back at ‘All the Bullshit’ That Happened in 2013 by Jonathan Mann

For the “12 Days of Holiday Bullshit” celebration by Cards Against Humanity, Jonathan Mann recounts “all the Bullshit that happened in 2013” with a …

Wallflowers, An Animated Look at People on the Fringes of a Night Out

<i>Wallflowers</i> is a short animation that tells the stories of “people on the fringes of a night out”. <i>Wallflowers</i> was designed and directed by Bjorn-Erik …

DIY – Book Page Necklace

This DIY tutorial shows you how to take pages from a book to create this literary masterpiece. The key to making this necklace extra special is hand …

Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind 3

(YouTube link)<p>AsapSCIENCE has another collection of science facts and ideas that will "turn your brain to mush!" That's their words, not mine. But …

China is Cheating the World Student Rankings System

The results from a global exam that evaluates students’ reading, science and math skills are in and, once again, Chinese students appear to be …

Nigerian man rescued from sunken boat after three days at bottom of Atlantic – video

Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian cook, is found by divers after surviving for three days in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic. Divers from the Dutch company DCN Diving are looking for dead bodies when Okene grabs one of the divers' hands. The diver uses hot water to …

36 Vintage Images That Are The Very Definition Of WTF?

Many of you love our story featuring 38 Of The Most Unexplainable Images On The Internet, so today we thought we'd take you back before the advent of …

Even More Proof That Platypuses Are The Best Of All Animals

(Video Link)<p>Yes, platypuses combine mammal features and bird features, but did you know that they are also only one of two mammals that has no …

Get Off The Phone, A Song About People Who Are on Their Phones Too Much by Rhett & Link

Comedy duo Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Rhett & Link teamed up with Buick to create “Get Off The Phone,” a song about “people who are on their …

The Truth About Krampus, Al Ridenour Looks at the History of Europe’s Demonic Christmas Krampus

photo by Alexander Koch<p>Al Ridenour looks at the history of the demonic European Christmastime character Krampus in the Atlas Obscura article, “The …

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

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The Truth About Krampus

As the European tradition of Krampus enters the American consciousness, folks start to wonder why the Krampus depicted on Victorian ephemera …

Meet The Real Walter White, The Finest Meth Cook In Alabama

Overhear the words "Walter White" and "methamphetamine" and you can be 99% sure someone is raving about Breaking Bad, such is the phenomenal success …

Justin Timberlake & Adam Driver's Duet

The Coen brothers’ upcoming film, <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i>, is not only getting Oscar buzz, but it has one of the most talked-about soundtracks in recent …

Hysterical Footage Of Women Having Public Orgasms

Those comedic genius over at Improv Everywhere set out to create the iconic scene from the movie "When Harry Met Sally". You know the one, where the …

The Poor Batman of Rio City

The Argentine photography collective M.A.F.I.A. (Movimiento Argentino de Fotógrafxs Independientes Autoconvocadxs) posted a gallery of Batman in his …

50 Funniest and Geekiest T-Shirts Money Can Buy

Forget suspenders and pocket protectors! This Christmas, give your favorite geek (or yourself) something neat to wear: funny and geeky T-shirts from …

Watching a Marvel Comics Movie

A new movie comes out based on the characters and tales of Marvel Comics. A true fan has a date with a non-fanatic, although he's read a comic or two …

How-To: Hand Quilting

Now that you’ve tried your hand at piecing a quilt block with CRAFT’s Quilting 101 post, learn how to stitch like a pro with this wonderful hand quilting tutorial that Sarah from Hip to Piece Squares shared on Sew Mama Sew!<p>Ready to start sewing? Grab your thimble and head on over to Sew Mama Sew!

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Autumn inspired Felt Crown

Make a sweet and unique birthday gift. An autumnal felt crown complete with mums, leaves and acorns for a birthday gift!<p>129<p>577

How To Make a Succulent Wreath

Succulent wreaths add a clean, fresh, organic touch to your home and look easy to make with this tutorial from Apartment Therapy.

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Thanksgiving Etiquette by Ze Frank

Ze Frank explains everything that you need to know about proper holiday manners in his funny narrated video, “Thanksgiving Etiquette.” Poor Billy. …