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Purple Pain: A New Barney Docuseries Looks at the Darker Side of the Dinosaur

The '90s kids icon was so unpopular among adults that one of the performers received death threats, anticipating the internet hate-watching culture of today. Hooray! → Read More

10 of the Shortest Bestsellers and Classic Books

These books won't keep you up all night—and that's a good thing. → Read More

This Unauthorized 'One Piece' Manga Collection Is Over 21,000 Pages—But No One Can Actually Read It

The massive, shelf-threatening volume is actually too big to browse through. → Read More

Want to Tour Iceland? This Yogurt Company Will Pay You Up to $50,000

Take some photos in Iceland for up to six months and yogurt brand siggi's will be happy to compensate you. → Read More

Ryan Gosling Recorded an Entire Album of Halloween Music, and It’s Actually Great

The album was released in 2009 and features “spooky doo wop“ performed by Gosling, who also plays the cello. And it’s actually unironically good. → Read More

Why Do Phone and Computer Chargers Get So Hot? And Is It Dangerous?

If you can iron your shirt with your cell phone brick, you've got a problem. → Read More

Want an Eco-Friendly Death? Consider Flameless Cremation

A flame-free disposal turns your body into a convenient sludge. → Read More

75 Facts About Stephen King

Stephen King once opened the doors to his Bangor, Maine, home to Halloween trick-or-treaters in the 1980s. More than 1000 people showed up. → Read More

People Are Leaving Too Many Paddington Bears at Green Park to Mourn the Queen

The stuffed bears and marmalade sandwiches are becoming a headache for the park. → Read More

The Longest Filibuster in History Lasted More Than 24 Hours

In 1957, South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond made a marathon argument against integration. → Read More

8 Stephen King Movies That Changed the Book Ending

Sometimes, rewriting is better. Here are some of the most popular Stephen King movies that have different book endings. → Read More

These Single-Serve Kellogg's Cereals Just Need Water to Make a Bowl of Portable Comfort Food

The cereal giant's new line of portable bowls use instantized milk, making it possible to eat cereal in your carpool lane. → Read More

The CDC Has Approved New COVID Boosters Targeting Omicron Subvariants—Here's What You Should Know

Thinking of getting a booster? Here's what you should know. → Read More

What Would 'Breaking Bad' Look Like If It Were a Pixar Movie? See for Yourself

A 'Bad' fan has reimagined Walter White's meth-fueled tragedy as a bouncy comedy. → Read More

What You Can (and Can't) Take From Hotel Rooms

That pen? Probably fine. The marble fireplace built into the wall? You're pushing it. → Read More

Why Do Car Steering Wheels Feel Sticky?

Other than when you spill a Big Gulp on them, we mean. → Read More

The Most Popular Stephen King Movie in Each State

Pennywise might be big in Texas, but other states prefer telekinetic prom queens. → Read More

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Some dogs munch on dirt the way humans dig into ice cream. → Read More

Feel Like Going to a Movie? National Cinema Day Is Offering $3 Tickets This Saturday

Wanna see 'Top Gun: Maverick' for a second or third time? Movie theaters have a deal for you. → Read More

Where Did the Phrase 'Look Ma, No Hands!' Originate?

The boast has become a signal that someone is about to do something very stupid. But who said it first? → Read More