15 U.S. City and Metropolis Names With Unconventional Backstories

When numerous towns and cities in the United States had been named right after historical figures or nearby topographical features, some monikers have origin tales that are…

12 Facts About Evil Genius, Netflix’s Addictive New True Crime Series

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on August 28, 2003, Brian Wells—a pizza deliveryman—walked into a PNC Bank in Erie, Pennsylvania and handed a note to a teller demanding…

11 Bushy-Tailed Facts About Eastern Gray Squirrels

If you live in the United States, you’re probably surrounded by these little gray rodents. But how much do you really know about the creatures frolicking through…

The Puzzle That Popularized the Phrase ‘Thinking Outside the Box’

The figurative meanings of some phrases—like close, but no cigar and cut to the chase—seem different enough from the words themselves that you might assume they were…

The Slow 10: 10 Really Slow Things

It’s always the Quick 10, isn’t it? Well, it’s Friday, and I think I’m developing an immunity to caffeine, because I’m not moving very quick today. To…

15 Gen Z Slang Terms to Know

Talking to a teen or perusing TikTok comments can sometimes feel like trying to decipher a new language. But while some of Gen Z’s slang was indeed…

8 Facts About the Animals of Chernobyl

Three decades after the Chernobyl disaster—the world’s worst nuclear accident—signs of life are returning to the exclusion zone. Wild animals in Chernobyl are flourishing within the contaminated…

Little Caesars Is Offering a Batman-Shaped Pizza

For decades, what’s separated pizza franchise chain Little Caesars from pizza giants like Pizza Hut or Domino’s is how well they cater to the ravenously hungry. At…

Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time

Who are America’s all-time favorite musicians and bands? When it comes to the best-selling artists of all time, The Beatles still rule—yes, even a half-century after their…

14 Good Luck Superstitions from Around the World

Finding a four-leaf clover, carrying a rabbit’s foot, and crossing your fingers are considered symbols of good luck by many. Athletes famously engage in superstitious rituals—basketball legend…