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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Home Alone’

If you tried to describe the violent holiday classic ‘Home Alone’ to someone who had never seen it, they might wonder why it’s considered a “must watch” at Christmas time. Watching the precocious, sadistic Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin) find new and unique ways to commit assault and battery against two hapless burglars doesn’t sound like something that would teach an impressionable child about why the holidays are important.

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Public Domain (Library of Congress), Wiki Commons

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the American Pilgrims

This week, families will come together from all across the nation for Thanksgiving. They will stuff themselves full of turkey, side dishes and desserts. Some will laugh and joke with relatives, while others renew old feuds and bicker with their cousins and siblings. No matter how your particular Thanksgiving winds up, you can thank the American Pilgrims for starting this long-standing custom.

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Food Facts Quiz

Do you know your food facts from fiction?  Take our quiz and find out!

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President Obama and Governor Romney greet each other before their second debate in 2012.
Pool, Getty Images

Who Chooses the Venue? — 10 Things You Might Not Know About the 2012 Presidential Debates

While everyone has a good time picking apart the presidential debates once they’re over (or while they're happening, on Twitter), they've actually been scrupulously picked apart by each campaign even before they start. These debates are serious business with a lot of rules, some of which are a bit strange and many of which no one seems to actually pay attention to.

Tonight is the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Recently, the agreement between the candidates for this year’s debates was leaked to the public. We took a look and picked out a few that we found particularly intriguing:

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YouTube

10 Awesome Facts About the Internet You Didn’t Know

And because we can't do cat videos all day every day,* here are ten amazing facts about the internet. From how many likes there are on Facebook daily to the actual weight of the internet, this video just might blow your mind. (Hence the title.) Learn something new today, so you can watch a cat stuck in a jar over and over guilt-free!

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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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Adam Pretty, Getty Images
Adam Pretty, Getty Images

13 Olympic Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

If you don’t have Olympic fever yet, fret not. We’re here to help with a list of our 10 favorite facts about the games that you never knew.

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pietroizzo, Flickr/Evening Standard, Getty/Vince Bucci, Getty

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, the man who penned numerous fantasy and science fiction classics of American literature, like ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles,’ died June 5th, 2012, in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Bradbury was a master of the written word. His wonderful imagination seemed to hold no bounds. He wrote more than two-dozen novels in his lifetime, and helped cement science fiction as a true literary genre. His lyrical prose, combined with his provocative storylines, captivated the hearts and minds of his readers.

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Win McNamee/Cole Bennetts/Stephen Chernin, Getty
Win McNamee/Cole Bennetts/Stephen Chernin, Getty

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Most of America might look forward to Memorial Day because it gives us a three-day break from our hectic work lives and an excuse to grill great gobs of red meat over an open pit, but it’s intentions are much nobler.

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