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That Time Fake News Almost Took Down Abraham Lincoln

It turns out that political entities have been using fake news in attempts to take down their opponents since way back in 1864. That’s when Democrat Samuel Sullivan Cox stood up in front of Congress and gave a fiery speech that accused Republicans of promoting the idea that, should whites and blacks have children together,...

25 Creepy, Real-Life Coincidences That’ll Give You Chills

We’ve all had experienced odd coincidences in our lives: one time in middle school, I submitted the correct answer to an online raffle that, if I won, would let me skip a class – except I didn’t know I needed to be there, and so I missed it anyway. I didn’t find out that I had...

Meet Katherine Johnson: The Inspiration Behind the Movie “Hidden Figures”

With an all-star cast including Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons – not to mention a compelling storyline set during the first manned NASA shuttle launch – Hidden Figures is set to wow audiences, critics, and is likely to earn some hefty award show nominations, if not...

7 Facts About the World That Your Friends Don’t Already Know

Here’s a weird hodge-podge of facts to tell your friends about. Maybe start a conversation or something with them. Or not. It’s up to you. Enjoy: #7. Politicians don’t know important world things sometimes. (O_O) Source #6. Smart people often lean to the left… Source See you in the comments section… #5. Looks can be deceiving. Source #4....

Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader? Find out with This Quiz.

From what I remember, most 3rd graders have to study geography of some sort. Actually, I’m pretty sure I spent more time on the states than on other countries. Regardless, I seriously doubt that most 3rd graders would get 10/10 on this quiz, so I don’t know where the author is coming from with that claim....

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The Lake So Deadly It Turns Animals into Ghost Statues

Lake Natron in Tanzania is a one-of-a-kind spot. With water at temperatures topping 140 degrees Fahrenheit, blood-red from the bacteria that inhabit it, and boasting a soda and salt content high enough to strip the ink off photographer Nick Brandt‘s Kodak boxes in a matter of seconds, it’s an environment like nowhere else in the world....

Quiz: Can You Guess the Film from the Bad Amazon Review?

This is a weird one. How’d you do? I scored 85%. Check out this weird hairdo: Want More? Check out: Quiz: Do You Know the Famous Voices Behind Your Favorite Characters? Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Last 19 Seasons of South Park? 4 Quizzes to Prove Your Worth as a Jedi Trivia Master...

11 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from the ‘Harry Potter’ Films

If you’re like me, you don’t even want to know people who claim to not have read or seen the Harry Potter series. It’s not possible that someone can claim such a thing and still have good taste in, well…anything. Right? If you’ve clicked on this link, though, you’re clearly good people. You want to know...

8 Unexpected Upsides of Having Anxiety

It might sound counterintuitive (especially if you live with any level of anxiety on a regular basis), but there are some advantages to having the sort of brain that produces excess anxiety. This is something creative-types have acknowledged for decades – that the right amount of anxiety increases their ability to do their best work,...

7 Facts About ‘Star Wars’ to Force into Your Brain

#7. Death Stars are expensive. Source Perhaps you need a sweet, sweet info-graphic put together by an actual energy company to fully wrap your head around it all: You’re welcome. #6. The Star Wars timeline is weird in more ways than one. Source Star wars was released on May 25, 1977. Though the last public execution...