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21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

Hot Cross Buns

One Hour of Q&A with the MythBusters

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the MythBusters, hosted their own Q&A session at Comic-Con last week. Usually these are moderated panels, but this …

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10 Old-Fashioned Swears to Spice up Your Cussin'

People just don't swear like they used to. As long ago as 1944, H.L. Mencken, the great observer of American language, sadly noted that cursing had …

Linguistics

How Fireworks Inscribe The Sky

Come on, let your colors burst, you’re gonna leave them all in awe<p>Then<p>Pyrotechnics that produce shapes, be they faces or hearts, come from a single shell that contains multiple flares. But because there’s no telling which way a shell might face when it explodes, designs can wind up backward or …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

Recipes

Michael Sam: I Was Going to Come Out After the NFL Draft

Michael Sam told the world he was gay sooner than he intended.<p>“When I came out in February, it actually wasn’t the time I wanted to come out. I was …

Got the Munchies? Sate Your Hunger with These 20 Recipes

A majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana—so we've collected 20 recipes to help pot smokers deal with the munchies<p>For the first time ever, a national poll has shown that a majority of Americans—58 percent, in fact—favor the legalization of marijuana. Which means that, if the rest of the …

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