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5 Things You Didn't Know About The Mile High Club

Thrillist | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

For most people, even a routine flight offers the promise of joining the Mile High Club. But what about fascinating facts you can use to (maybe) woo your attractive seatmate (yeah, we know the best airlines for singles)?

7 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Twins

Oren Mendez | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

The famous legend about everyone having an evil twin is not a completely fictional one. When a set of twins are born, one is always a meaner version of their twin. In early sonograms you can clearly tell one twin has horns and a pitchfork, which are absorbed into his body during the second trimester.

4 Weird Facts About The World's Most Obscure Countries

Thrillist | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Did you know that there's a country with Star Wars characters on its official currency? Or another that didn't celebrate the millennium until 2007? The world is indeed a crazy place, but even we didn't realize just how strange things could get.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Central Park

Thrillist | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Things you do know about Central Park: you have to pour your wine into a Solo cup or the cops are totally going to bust you for drinking on Sheep Meadow.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pop Rocks

Thrillist | Posted 03.27.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

What makes them fizz? Will they actually puncture your stomach? And whatever happened to Little Mikey?

The Craziest Facts About Mexico

Thrillist | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

There's a decent chance you've been to Mexico before, because it's like... right there. So you don't need anyone to list reasons that it's awesome. But just in case you were actually curious about what's going on beneath that spicy, sunny, oh-my-god-take-me-there-now surface, here's a smattering of strange and true facts about America's southern neighbor.

6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Liquor Brands

Liquor.com | Posted 04.01.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

Behind every great liquor brand is a great story.

18 Weird and Crazy Facts About Germany

Thrillist | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Germany has a reputation for being a straight-laced, by-the-books country -- but plenty of weirdness bubbles just below the surface. Honestly, "Sprockets" isn't that far-fetched. As it turns out, there's more than enough weird and wacky going down between the Vaterland's borders. Here are 18 eye-opening facts about good old Deutschland.

Processing the Facts: What Will Ferguson's Legacy Be?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

As we unravel the ugliness of the past weeks, from Ferguson to Eric Garner, it's easy to get emotional. I sure have. And it's difficult to separate fact from fiction

Give Thanks for Your Eyes: 7 Amazing Facts

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

As humans, we're extremely visual creatures, so as you look upon the joyous gathering of friends and family prior to feasting, consider taking a moment to give thanks for your healthy eyesight as well.

Why It's Time to Banish Dessert Guilt

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Apparently, women should feel so guilty about eating cheesecake and donuts, sneaking around to do so is a must. And from what, pray tell, are we sneaking from? The world's judgment? Ourselves?

Political Values Are Dividing Us Over Basic Facts, Not Just Policy Choices

Justin Reedy | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Justin Reedy

If people are seemingly able to develop false factual beliefs without any help from ideologically driven media messages, and if efforts like news media fact-checking are failing to correct shoddy facts, then what hope do we have for a vibrant, meaningful public debate?

Not Even The Biggest 'Friends' Fans Know These Crazy Facts

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment

Few shows have an impact like "Friends." It made its stars household names, appeared on numerous lists of the top sitcoms of all time and even star...

9 Things You Didn't Know About Disney World

Thrillist | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Among the Disneyphile contingent (of which I am unabashedly a member) there exists the popular pastime of swapping Disney "secrets" in the hopes that your knowledge of Disney will reign supreme.

The Male Birth Control Revolution May Be Upon Us, But Are Men On Board?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Ultimately, the thing that could really enable mass adoption of this male-centric birth control option is the same thing that motivates women to religiously, even fanatically, commit to a daily pill-popping regimen: sheer, unadulterated fear.

Here's What You Never Knew About Shark Week

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment

Shark Week is already cable's longest running program event, and now we know it's posting its highest ratings ever, but here are some things you may n...

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

In Commemoration of the Five-Year Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Death, Here Are 20 Interesting Facts About MJ You Didn't Know

AskMen.com | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
AskMen.com

Michael Jackson kept a full menagerie at his Neverland Ranch. While Bubbles the chimpanzee is probably his most famous pet, he also owned a boa constrictor named Muscles, two pythons, two llamas, four giraffes, two more non-famous chimps, two alligators and 13 Chilean flamingos.

12 Human Foods You Didn't Know Could Kill Your Dog

Foodbeast | Posted 05.22.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy, right? Wrong.

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women

Remember the good old days when men wore high heels?

'What Is Truth?'

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

I used to have edit rights to Wikipedia. I obtained them to correct inaccuracies in the "C.G. Jung" entry, but after a while I gave up. Why? Because anyone who registers can go in and say pretty much whatever they like -- unless it's true.

Reality Enters the Political Conversation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The dawning of the new year may usher in a seismic shift for at least two subjects in the political arena, because for the first time both proponents and opponents will be forced to frame their arguments based on actual, verifiable reality rather than just wildly overblown hopes or fears.

5 "Facts" About Drinking that Just Are Not True

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You do your best to avoid the typical things: no beer before liquor, drinking a cup of coffee so you can sober up efficiently before bed, and staying away from the Red Bull and vodka. Sadly, however, none of these things are actually going to help you out.

Information > Fantasy

Ryan Banfill | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Ryan Banfill

As seriously as people take fantasy football, maybe we could end gridlock in Washington by creating "fantasy politics" where Americans form leagues, draft politicians and get points for bills passed and progress made?

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Never heard of Sealand? That's not a surprise. It's a concrete dot in the North Sea roughly the size of two tennis courts, and it's never been recognized by any other nation on Earth. But that never bothered its eccentric founder, Paddy Roy Bates.