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Is Vladimir Putin the Richest Person in the World?

While many a news outlet regularly reports when Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates flip-flop as to who is the richest person in the world, with […]

Who Invented the Emoticon and Emoji? (And How They’re Forever Changing Written Language)

Do Kids Really Learn Languages Faster Than Adults?

Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

The Man Who Was Too Sexy For Hollywood

Who Started the Lizard People Conspiracy Theory?

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Who was “Murphy” in “Murphy’s Law” and the Amazing Dr. John Paul Stapp Who Gave Us the Expression

That Surprisingly Recent Time British Husbands Sold Their Wives at Market

What Happens If Parents Don’t Give Their Baby a Name?

Who Started the Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory, How Many Actually Believe This, and What Do They Believe Exactly?

Can You Get a Ticket for Riding a Horse While Intoxicated?

That Time the U.S. was Going to Build a Massive, Death Ray Equipped, Military Moon Base

What Happens When Someone DOES Object During a Wedding and Where Did This Practice Come From?

Why Doesn’t the United States Use the Metric System?

Would Eating My Own Limbs Help Me Survive If I Was Trapped With No Food?

Do You Get Your Stuff Back If You Go Missing, are Declared Dead, Then Turn Up Alive like a Certain Shire Hobbit?

Has Anyone Ever Really Inherited Millions from a Random Person They’ve Never Heard Of?

Could the Queen Get Away with Murder Legally?

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Is Vladimir Putin the Richest Person in the World?

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Are the “Snozzberries” in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Referring to Male Genitalia?

Domenic V. asks: Is it true that the snozzberries in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were dicks? Given the dark undercurrent of Roald Dahl’s […]

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