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35 Fabulous Facts About Frank Sinatra

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500

Happy Birthday, Ol’ Blue Eyes!

20 of Steven Wright's Funniest Jokes

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0500

Steven Wright once supposedly said, "I intend to live forever. So far, so good."

10 Extreme Adventures You Can Have in Antarctica

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

1. Run 26.2 miles in the Antarctic Ice Marathon.

The Legal Reason Why Public Christmas Displays Often Feature At Least One Reindeer

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:00:00 -0500

When government buildings start celebrating the winter holidays, things can get complicated.

The Eccentric Life of Lord Walter Rothschild and the Blackmail Behind One of the World's Biggest Bird Collections

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:00:00 -0500

Lord Walter Rothschild tamed zebras, rode giant tortoises, and was blackmailed for years by a mysterious woman.

11 Stuffed Toys for the Geek in Your Life

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:00:00 -0500

Cuddle up with a blobfish.

European Flying Car Company Receives $10 Million Investment

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500

They claim their technology is safer, cheaper, and cleaner than the competition.

Police Recover Stolen German Concentration Camp Gate in Norway

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0500

The gate once hung over Dachau's entrance, and says "Arbeit Macht Frei” ("Work Sets You Free").

A Glowing Crosswalk Debuts in the Netherlands

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0500

A new street feature in Eerbeek, the Netherlands illuminates pedestrians at night.

6 Ways to Splurge Strategically (and Get the Most Bang for Your Buck)

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0500

If you're smart about your budget, you'll have the means to spend a bit extra on high-ticket items or experiences.

Get a Free Fire Tablet When You Buy an Amazon Tap

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:03:27 -0500

Amazon's powerful Bluetooth speaker gets an amazing Deal of the Day.

Why Are Poinsettias Associated with Christmas?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500

Short answer: Bob Hope and brilliant marketing.

Amazon Will Open a Grocery Store With No Checkout Lines

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0500

All the fun of shoplifting with none of the legal trouble.

The Harry Potter and 'Fantastic Beasts' Easter Egg You May Have Missed

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:15:00 -0500

The design studio MinaLima has been hiding a recurring character in the pages of The Daily Prophet since the third Potter movie.

Sift Through Eight Decades of CIA Maps

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:30:00 -0500

The spy agency's cartography center just released a formerly classified selection of intelligence maps dating back to the 1940s.

Beware of This New Phishing Scam That Looks Like an Amazon Email

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500

Protect yourself this holiday shopping season.

What Is the Trendiest Baby Name in American History?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:30:00 -0500

The answer might not sound so trendy to you.

17 Devilishly Awesome Vintage Krampus Cards

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

For everyone who didn't make it on the "nice" list.

Upgrade Your Cookware With This Amazon All-Clad Bargain

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:59:21 -0500

Looking for an easy upgrade to your culinary arsenal? Amazon has a great one today.

Reworded Christmas Carols

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:34:37 -0500

Take the quiz!

Moschino Designer Jeremy Scott Creates Most Expensive Barbie Set Ever

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0500

The look was inspired by his own wardrobe at the 2015 VMAs.

Young Toddlers Know When You’re Lying, Say Scientists

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:30:00 -0500

Time for a new parenting strategy.

Amazon's 12 Days of Deals Heat Up with Today's Sales

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:20:01 -0500

Cyber Week is over, but the 12 Days of Deals are just getting started.

10 Classic Movies You Can See in Theaters This Month

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500

December is a very good month for movie lovers.