Arts & Entertainment

  1. Clickbait Isn’t New

    Clickbait existed before clicking did “When you find out what these kids are jumping into, your jaw will drop!” “Baby ducks see water for the first time—can you BELIEVE what they do?” Confronted with such emotionally charged lines, it’s almost impossible not to click. Do the tykes tumble into a vat of chocolate syrup? Are ducklings reaching for toothpaste to brush their beaks? Can you …

  2. Wild Dance Idioms That Will Get You Moving

  3. Are You a Master of the Arts? (A Quiz of Skill)

    What should you get your master’s in? MAs, MFAs, and MBAs don’t stand a chance against these obscure arts and sciences. Ace this quiz, and you’ve got an official Master’s in Madcap. If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.

  4. 8 Absurd Sayings Invented by “Family Guy” Characters

  5. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in the Dictionary

  6. 10 Modern Words That Shouldn’t Exist Anymore

  7. Real Fans Only: The Meaning Behind Obsessive Fandom

    Whether you’re a Deadhead, Belieber, or a member of Raider Nation, extreme passion lies at the heart of all fans. Oodles of fan sites, message boards, Tumblr feeds, and those old-fashioned print newsletters help fans share the love. Fans use language to set themselves (as a group) apart from fans of rival teams or other artists. They create catchy nicknames and make references that may …

  8. Hilariously Inappropriate Pick-Up Lines for Book Nerds

  9. Spellbound: Magical History of Harry Potter Names

  10. Behind the Scenes: Bizarre Film Genres

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