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Home for all things curious, including surprising facts; answers to life's big questions; and untold stories from history, science, pop culture, and beyond.

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12 minutes ago
Glossophobia is the fear of speaking in public. Statistics say it's the No. 1 phobia of Americans, followed by 'thanatophobia,' or fear of death.
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37 minutes ago
Depression affects 300 million people worldwide, but there's good news: There are effective treatments. Here’s what you need to know about this debilitating mental disorder.
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58 minutes ago
Searching for the best deals on Amazon? Save on Breville espresso makers, LED light strips, and more this week on the site.
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an hour ago
T.S. Eliot—who was born on this day in 1888—is best known for writing "The Waste Land," but the Nobel Prize winner was also a prankster who coined a perennially popular curse word and created the characters brought to life in the Broadway musical "Cats."
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an hour ago
The popular breakfast spot has been serving up extra-sweet pancakes—and other food, too—for over 50 years. #NationalPancakeDay
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3 hours ago
Daniel Boone, America's favorite frontiersman, is more myth than man (and no, he did not wear a coonskin cap).
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3 hours ago
'The Brady Bunch' premiered on this day in 1969 — but it could have looked a lot different had Gene Hackman played the role of Brady patriarch Mike Brady.
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4 hours ago
What historical figure would you like to see a biopic about?
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4 hours ago
On September 26, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon squared off in the first televised presidential debate. #OTD
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5 hours ago
The Great Plague of 1665 killed about 100,000 Londoners, but it wasn't the only cause of death. Winde, quinsie, head mould shot, and livergrown all took their toll too.
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