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  1. The Strangest Names In Sports

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said, “Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify, because the players are always changing; the team could move to another city. You’re actually rooting for the clothes when you get right down to it.” Still, we persist in pouring our heart and soul into following our teams. So, in all this devotion, have you ever wondered where …

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    How Drunk Are You?

    Sloshed, sozzled, soused, snockered . . . One of the strangely wonderful things about English is how many words there are for being drunk (note that there are far fewer words for being sober). There are a couple possible reasons for this. First, consuming illicit substances has often been illegal, meaning people had to find ways to talk about it, without actually talking about it. …

  3. Dictionary.com’s Ways To Exercise When You Hate The Gym

  4. The Roman Numeral Bowl: Are You Ready For Some Football?

    The Super Bowl is without a doubt one of the biggest sporting events in the world (World Cup fans, feel free to weigh in here), and an unofficial national holiday in the United States. But, do you know how the Super Bowl got its name? It may (or may not) be related to a toy ball. How did the super bowl get its name? In …

  5. What’s On Tap? Beer Types Explained

    What are different types of beer (pilsner, IPA). What are the origins and what do they taste like? How do you know what to order?

  6. Vices We Don’t Have To Be Ashamed Of Anymore

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    Taser: A Surprising Acronym With An Unsettling Story

    Many people might be surprised to learn that the word taser is an acronym. The (debatable) non-lethal weapon that causes temporary paralysis was invented in the 1970s by a man named Jack Cover (who worked for NASA at one point). Cover aimed to create a non-lethal weapon that could be used in situations in which firing a real gun would prove fatal, like in an airplane hijacking. …

  8. Buzzwords Tasty Enough To Eat

  9. “Wife Beater” Shirt? Take It To The Trash!

    How did a violent term become a piece of clothing? We’re in a bubbling cauldron of gender issues, and they’re boiling to the surface. To contribute to this heated discussion, we think there’s no better time to take wife beater, the slang term for that ubiquitous sleeveless white shirt, to the dump for good. But, how did the violent term become associated with a piece …

  10. The Tastiest Names For The Most Disgusting Meals

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