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Is Vladimir Putin the Richest Person in the World?

While many a news outlet regularly reports when Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates flip-flop as to who is the richest person in the world, with […]

Who Invented the Emoticon and Emoji? (And How They’re Forever Changing Written Language)

Do Kids Really Learn Languages Faster Than Adults?

Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

The Man Who Was Too Sexy For Hollywood

Who Started the Lizard People Conspiracy Theory?

Do People Really Have Repressed Memories or Is It Just Things They’ve Forgotten?

What Does Bill Gates Do On His Day Off?

Who was “Murphy” in “Murphy’s Law” and the Amazing Dr. John Paul Stapp Who Gave Us the Expression

That Surprisingly Recent Time British Husbands Sold Their Wives at Market

What Happens If Parents Don’t Give Their Baby a Name?

Who Started the Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory, How Many Actually Believe This, and What Do They Believe Exactly?

Can You Get a Ticket for Riding a Horse While Intoxicated?

That Time the U.S. was Going to Build a Massive, Death Ray Equipped, Military Moon Base

What Happens When Someone DOES Object During a Wedding and Where Did This Practice Come From?

Why Doesn’t the United States Use the Metric System?

Would Eating My Own Limbs Help Me Survive If I Was Trapped With No Food?

Do You Get Your Stuff Back If You Go Missing, are Declared Dead, Then Turn Up Alive like a Certain Shire Hobbit?

Has Anyone Ever Really Inherited Millions from a Random Person They’ve Never Heard Of?

Could the Queen Get Away with Murder Legally?

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To many people adding one of the principal ingredients in antifreeze to wine sounds almost cartoonishly stupid and evil, which is probably why that exact […]

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Why Do Outhouses Have a Crescent Moon on the Door?

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Is Vladimir Putin the Richest Person in the World?

Who Invented the Emoticon and Emoji? (And How They’re Forever Changing Written Language)

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Do Kids Really Learn Languages Faster Than Adults?

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Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

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Are the “Snozzberries” in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Referring to Male Genitalia?

Domenic V. asks: Is it true that the snozzberries in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were dicks? Given the dark undercurrent of Roald Dahl’s […]

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10 Bizarre Facts- Part 6

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Why Do Outhouses Have a Crescent Moon on the Door?

Literally Everyone asks: Why are outhouses traditionally depicted with a crescent moon on the door? In all the years we’ve been answering questions from our […]

Can Police Really Commandeer Your Vehicle Like in the Movies?

What was It Actually Like to Be a Court Jester in Medieval Times?

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You Should Know About Jury Nullification

Since before the U.S. was a country, juries in the American system of justice were being impaneled to be the “triers of evidence,” or as […]

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Why Would You Add Antifreeze to Wine?

To many people adding one of the principal ingredients in antifreeze to wine sounds almost cartoonishly stupid and evil, which is probably why that exact […]

Were Iron Maidens Ever Actually Used?

Why Does the Sound of Fingernails on a Chalkboard or Scraping a Plate Make Us Cringe?

Why Do Outhouses Have a Crescent Moon on the Door?

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Picture the Recipe (New Channel)

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26 Fascinating Football Facts

With the Super Bowl this weekend, we thought we’d do a “Football facts” roundup to help you impress your buddies with amazingly interesting Football knowledge. […]

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The Spiteful End of the Great Auk

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Why Does the Sound of Fingernails on a Chalkboard or Scraping a Plate Make Us Cringe?

MasaC asks: Why do fingernails on a chalkboard make us cringe? Few sounds cause humans to cringe more than nails across a chalkboard, a fork […]

Why Do We Have Moles All Over Our Bodies and What Do They Do?

Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

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Who Came Up with Godzilla and How Did They Create Its Iconic Roar?

Godzilla’s roar has long been considered one of cinema’s most iconic and recognisable sounds. Oft-copied or otherwise homaged, the original and rather unique roar terrified […]

Why is the Stereotypical Image of Aliens Green/Grey Bald Humanoids?

That Time Two Comic Artist Independently Created Dennis the Menace on the Same Day an Ocean Apart

The Secret Club Inside Disneyland Where You Can Buy Booze

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Were Iron Maidens Ever Actually Used?

PandaGuy5 asks: Were people ever really tortured in Iron Maidens? The people of the Middle Ages have a reputation for wanton brutality and, as supposed […]

Why Do Outhouses Have a Crescent Moon on the Door?

Who Invented the Keyboard and is the Dvorak Really Better than the QWERTY

What was It Actually Like to Be a Court Jester in Medieval Times?

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Who Invented the Emoticon and Emoji? (And How They’re Forever Changing Written Language)

Historically, written language has always been rather limited in its ability to adequately represent the nuance of in-person communication, which comes with a whole slew […]

Do Kids Really Learn Languages Faster Than Adults?

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How Did Extending Your Middle Finger Come to Mean F.U.?

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The Curious Case of the Ray-Ban Wearing Monk of Koh Samui

On the scenic Thai island of Koh Sumai, tucked away in the Wat Khunaram temple is the mummified body of one of Thailand’s most famous […]

The Legendary Black Samurai

The Man Who Was Too Sexy For Hollywood

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What Happens if You Commit a Crime in Space?

Milesperawesome asks: Could you get in trouble legally if you murdered someone in space? Asking for a friend. While it might seem like something out […]

Can Police Really Commandeer Your Vehicle Like in the Movies?

Has Any Passenger Ever Landed a Commercial Airliner Like You See in Movies?

Is Vladimir Putin the Richest Person in the World?

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The Truth About the Road Not Taken, The Rose / Star Trek connection, What “Trump” Means in the UK, and more in Yet Another 10 Quick Facts

1006) While Amanda McBroom is probably best known for her role as Judge Advocate General Captain Philippa Louvois in what is generally considered one of […]