The Most Mispronounced Places in America
Never be mistaken for a tourist again.
7 Things You Shouldn't Touch Without Gloves at Home
These items in particular need frequent disinfecting.
7 "Safe" Places Where You Could Catch Coronavirus
Under Your Nose
7 Coronavirus Magnets You're Carrying
Have you sanitized your sunglasses lately?
10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Turtles
Ditching straws is just the start.
50 Facts About America That Most Americans Don't Know
Here's everything the history books won't tell you.
St. Nick's Picks
This Is Why Santa Wears Red
Learn all about the greatest style evolution in history.
This Is Why Colonel Is Pronounced That Way
When you understand the roots of the word, it actually makes sense.
This Is Why People Say "Brass Tacks"
Honestly, when was the last time you saw a tack made of brass?
Deep Space 9
This Is Why Pluto Is Not a Planet
And why many experts still say it ought to be one
This Is Why the Ocean Is Filled with Salt
And why freshwater isn't quite as fresh as you'd think
This Is Why Goats Randomly Faint
For one thing, they aren't actually fainting.
This Is Why Fire Trucks Are Red
Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with safety.
This Is How Turkeys Got Their Name
The truth behind the moniker of America's favorite bird
Why Are Cats Obsessed with Catnip?
The feline narcotic induces an all-too-human reaction.
Why Do We Call Our Parents "Mom" and "Dad?"
The surprising origins of these two ubiquitous terms
This Is Why You Snort When You Laugh
It all comes down to "air-flow turbulence."
Crazy Ways Your Home Will Be Different in 2030—According to Futurists
Things are about to get much, much cooler. (And we're not talking about the A/C).
Facts of Life
This Is Why Door Knobs Are Made of Brass
They're not just better looking. They're healthier for you.
27 Amazing Facts About Household Objects
Unlock the hidden stories sleeping in every part of your home.