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Whether your taste runs spooky or silly, a pumpkin can be the perfect canvas to express your Halloween style. It's pretty simple, but the more you prepare, the better your results. #halloween people.howstuffworks.com/culture-tradit…
He's famous for assassinating Lee Harvey Oswald on live TV. But what was his motive, other than to rid the world of the man who killed JFK days before? history.howstuffworks.com/historical-fig…
Why not the Big Kumquat or the Big Banana? New York's fruity moniker actually had its beginnings in the sports pages and jazz clubs of the 1920s. history.howstuffworks.com/american-histo…
We believe that saying curse words always evolves from taboo to eventually acceptable. But is it possible for words to actually become more offensive over time? people.howstuffworks.com/backward-evolu…
Known as a peruke, the formal wig has been a tradition for centuries. But why did barristers start wearing wigs? And why does it persist into modernity? people.howstuffworks.com/culture-tradit…
Are dreams random brain impulses, or do they offer insight into our waking lives? science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-th…
Zinc plays several crucial roles in the male body. It helps fight off cold symptoms, fixes skin problems and even boosts sexual function. health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/men/h…
The Republic of Nirivia was founded in the mid-1970s mostly in jest, by a small group of Canadians who wanted to see a pristine natural area preserved. adventure.howstuffworks.com/nirivia.htm?ut…
Every autumn, Earth passes through a stream of debris left by Halley's comet, resulting in nighttime meteor showers in mid-October. The best time this year is Oct. 21. #orionids science.howstuffworks.com/orionid-meteor…
Looks can be deceiving. That's definitely true for the blue-ringed octopus. It's tiny, stunningly beautiful and looks harmless. Yet its venom could kill 26 men in minutes. animals.howstuffworks.com/marine-life/bl…
Research shows no two brains are put together quite the same way. And we can find out the patterns in under two minutes. science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-th…
Can the impartial jury system survive the digital age? people.howstuffworks.com/unbiased-juror…
Played by Mandy Patinkin, the swordsman Inigo Montoya is one of the most beloved characters in 1987's "The Princess Bride." Here's a little quiz for his merry band of fans, young and old. entertainment.howstuffworks.com/inigo-montoya-…
As far as we know, it has never happened, but a murder in space would most definitely create numerous jurisdictional, legal and investigative complications. people.howstuffworks.com/murdered-in-sp…
Every Halloween, bags of triangle-shaped, yellow, orange and white candies fill trick-or-treat bags all over the U.S. But what exactly is candy corn? #candycorn #halloween recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/candy-co…
Whenever the king was on the throne – in both senses of the word – the groom of the stool was close at hand. history.howstuffworks.com/european-histo…
A new study out from AAA found that advanced vehicle safety systems struggled when weather conditions weren't optimal. Some test runs even ended in collisions. auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-sa…
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most iconic and enduring symbols of the city of Paris, France. But why did Napoleon commission it? science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/ar…
Many airlines around the world put planes in hibernation during the pandemic because of reduced demand for air travel. What does it take to wake them up? science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flig…
The distinguished American general was the first Black man to become Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff. He died Oct. 18 at age 84 after breaking down many barriers for African Americans. history.howstuffworks.com/historical-fig…
Bird death is a critique among those who oppose wind turbines. But the data from multiple studies doesn't back that up. science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/…
It's #NationalPunctuationDay. How well do you know your ABCs (apostrophes, brackets and commas)? Take the punctuation quiz and find out! people.howstuffworks.com/punctuation-qu…
Empires rise and empires fall — it's a seemingly unavoidable fact of life on Earth. But these superpowers reigned longer than any others. What can we learn from their missteps and achievements? history.howstuffworks.com/world-history/…
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Start your engine, turn on your radio and floor it into this quiz! play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-n…
Most U.S. currency contains a serial number that ends with a letter, but some end or begin with a star instead. What does the letter stand for? And what is the significance of the star? money.howstuffworks.com/why-do-some-us…
What is this peculiar, under-the-radar berry? Where can you buy it? And, what do gooseberries taste like? recipes.howstuffworks.com/gooseberry.htm…
Do you know a lot of these Western movie classics? We'll pitch you their log lines, and you tell us their title. play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-n…
Only a true sci-fi fan is going to be able to get through this whole list and name every single one of them. Think you can do it? play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/there-are…
Never heard of tonsil stones? They're nasty little stones that can form in your throat. So should you freak out if you have them? health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/oral-…
Can you get a perfect score on this dino-mite quiz? ?? play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/how-well-…
If you think you're the ultimate movie buff, take this quiz to see how much you really know! play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-g…
Where did these expressions come from and why have they survived? history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myt…
It's time to put your TV know-how to the test. Can you get at least 18/23? play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-n…
Running away from a hazard always seems like a good idea in the movies. But not so much in real life. At least not in certain situations. adventure.howstuffworks.com/10-threats-nev…
In the early 19th century, Black cowboys were the only cowboys in the West. That's because white men didn't want to do the work. So why hasn't their story been told? history.howstuffworks.com/american-histo…
Some think Jane Elliott's method of exposing racist thinking is harsh and downright mean. But the subject is racism, nothing about it is pretty. people.howstuffworks.com/jane-elliott.h…
Sometimes, stories about American cultural history aren't always what they're cracked up to be. #libertybell history.howstuffworks.com/revolutionary-…
The Crazy Horse Memorial has been in progress for more than 70 years and no one knows when it will be finished. But it's getting there. history.howstuffworks.com/american-histo…
Put on your protective eyewear; this quiz might get a little messy. play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-m…
How well do you remember movies from the '90s? play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-n…
This colossal snake would make modern pythons and anacondas look like spaghetti noodles. animals.howstuffworks.com/extinct-animal…
Think you can match the song to the '60s TV series? play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-m…
How well do you remember the final episode of "Friends"? play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/how-well-…
Prepare for takeoff; we're gonna take you right into the danger zone with this quiz. play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-f…
Is it "I could care less" or "I couldn't care less"? people.howstuffworks.com/culture-tradit…
How well do you know this era of television galore? play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/can-you-i…
Why didn't the nation's founders make Washington, D.C., a state in the first place? history.howstuffworks.com/american-histo…
King crab and snow crab are both delicious, but you'll want to know the differences before your next seafood splurge. recipes.howstuffworks.com/difference-sno…
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