people enjoying the summer on Mackiniac island main street
people enjoying the summer on Mackiniac island main street
Say Where?!

The Most Mispronounced Places in America

Never be mistaken for a tourist again.

Family unpacking store groceries
Family unpacking store groceries
Hands Off

7 Things You Shouldn't Touch Without Gloves at Home

These items in particular need frequent disinfecting.

Hipster guy delivery service worker in medical face mask and gloves hold pizza box in hand, checkout customer with credit card
Hipster guy delivery service worker in medical face mask and gloves hold pizza box in hand, checkout customer with credit card
Danger Zones

7 "Safe" Places Where You Could Catch Coronavirus

Back away from the bank.

Woman in face mask holding phone in public
Woman in face mask holding phone in public
Under Your Nose

7 Coronavirus Magnets You're Carrying

Have you sanitized your sunglasses lately?

Sea turtle in ocean
Sea turtle in ocean
Shell-ebrate Turtles

10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Turtles

Ditching straws is just the start.

John F. Kennedy on a boat
John F. Kennedy on a boat
A.P. History

50 Facts About America That Most Americans Don't Know

Here's everything the history books won't tell you.

santa claus giving double rock-on sign, things you should never lie to kids about
santa claus giving double rock-on sign, things you should never lie to kids about
St. Nick's Picks

This Is Why Santa Wears Red

Learn all about the greatest style evolution in history.

colonel
colonel
Language Lesson

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"   
This Is Why People Say "Brass Tacks"   
Brass Tacks

This Is Why People Say "Brass Tacks"   

Honestly, when was the last time you saw a tack made of brass?

Pluto Bogus 20th Century Facts - is pluto a planet
Pluto Bogus 20th Century Facts - is pluto a planet
Deep Space 9

This Is Why Pluto Is Not a Planet

And why many experts still say it ought to be one

ocean waves on beach at sunrise - why is the ocean salty
ocean waves on beach at sunrise - why is the ocean salty
Salt Bay

This Is Why the Ocean Is Filled with Salt

And why freshwater isn't quite as fresh as you'd think

Goat lying down, illustrating why goats randomly faint
Goat lying down, illustrating why goats randomly faint
Animal Facts

This Is Why Goats Randomly Faint

For one thing, they aren't actually fainting.

Fire truck in Brooklyn, used to explain why fire trucks are red
Fire truck in Brooklyn, used to explain why fire trucks are red
Who Knew?

This Is Why Fire Trucks Are Red

Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with safety.

a wild turkey at dusk in the woods - how turkeys got their name
a wild turkey at dusk in the woods - how turkeys got their name
Bad Cluck

This Is How Turkeys Got Their Name

The truth behind the moniker of America's favorite bird

a tuxedo cat playing with catnip - why do cats like catnip so much
a tuxedo cat playing with catnip - why do cats like catnip so much
Paw Pot

Why Are Cats Obsessed with Catnip?

The feline narcotic induces an all-too-human reaction.

a young child being held by mom and dad, how parenting has changed
a young child being held by mom and dad, how parenting has changed
Lesson One

Why Do We Call Our Parents "Mom" and "Dad?"

The surprising origins of these two ubiquitous terms

woman laughing
woman laughing
Your Body

This Is Why You Snort When You Laugh

It all comes down to "air-flow turbulence."

couple sitting on a sofa playing with augmented reality smart home settings
couple sitting on a sofa playing with augmented reality smart home settings
Domotics Demo

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).

doorknob woman opening door, things you should clean every day
doorknob woman opening door, things you should clean every day
Facts of Life

This Is Why Door Knobs Are Made of Brass

They're not just better looking. They're healthier for you.

Vintage Fridge in Apartment
Vintage Fridge in Apartment
Unlocked Secrets

27 Amazing Facts About Household Objects

Unlock the hidden stories sleeping in every part of your home.