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10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time

You don't want to go to a party if Mitch, Katrina and Andrew are some of the guests. Which hurricanes are considered the most destructive, and how many deaths did they cause?

    • 10 of the Most Dangerous Circus Acts Performed Today
      entertainment 10 of the Most Dangerous Circus Acts Performed Today

      Thought circus acts couldn't get more daring than fire-breathing? Guess again. Death-defying stunts are all in a day's work for some circus performers.

    • 10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think
      people 10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think

      You may call your cousin a Luddite because he still plays CDs, but the word didn't originally mean someone who's a technophobe. What other historical words do people use incorrectly?

    • How Amazon Same-day Delivery Works
      money How Amazon Same-day Delivery Works

      Is two days too long to wait for that package? Amazon's counting on it.

    • How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom
      people How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom

      Staying awake in a college lecture is hard enough, but how about when you're at home watching the lecture on your computer, a few feet from your bed? That's the challenge of online learning. We have some tips to keep you on track.

    • 10 Foods for Paying Attention in Class
      health 10 Foods for Paying Attention in Class

      There are times when being attentive in school is a breeze. But there are other times when you need all the help you can get. Here are 10 foods to fire up your brain.

    • Who tests out amusement park rides?
      money Who tests out amusement park rides?

      Want to be the first to strap yourself into the hottest coasters and thrill rides? It's not all fun and games. In fact, it can be downright risky and dangerous being the first riders.

    • Can eating cold rice kill you?
      health Can eating cold rice kill you?

      Is eating cold Chinese leftovers one of your guilty pleasures? It might sound alarmist, but rice that hasn't been reheated could inflict serious damage on your body.

    • Is it possible to change your eye color?
      health Is it possible to change your eye color?

      Think your peepers are passé? Some cutting-edge cosmetic procedures can take your brown eyes to bright blue — with a few inherent risks.

    • Do TV shows and book deals encourage criminal behavior?
      people Do TV shows and book deals encourage criminal behavior?

      Since 2006, there's been an enormous increase in mass murders and many experts think this may be because of the publicity these criminals receive on TV and the Internet. Could the wide coverage inspire copycat behavior?

    • 10 Weird Creatures From the Mariana Trench
      animals 10 Weird Creatures From the Mariana Trench

      The Mariana Trench is the deepest place on Earth, and we're still in the dark about much of the life that calls it home. Here are just a few of the trench's eye-popping residents.

    • 10 Unconventional Uses for GPS
      electronics 10 Unconventional Uses for GPS

      You can get a sense of the transformative power of GPS by taking a look at all the offbeat uses people have dreamed up for it — like tracking down lost Nativity scenes and preventing shark attacks.

    • Will sleeping with a fan on kill you?
      people Will sleeping with a fan on kill you?

      Every culture has its own unique superstitions, most of which probably seem a little odd to outsiders. In Korea, for example, there’s the fear of death by fan.

    • Travel the World: The Bermuda Triangle
      adventure Travel the World: The Bermuda Triangle

      The Bermuda Triangle isn't formally recognized by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names as a real place, but many people believe that mysterious forces are at work within this triangular patch of ocean. Ships and planes disappear here for seemingly no r

    • Why do children play?
      people Why do children play?

      Whether it's tag, jumping rope or playing with dolls, kids in every part of the world, and in every generation, play. Philosophers and psychologists say they do it for more reasons than just having fun. But the future of play may be in jeopardy.

    • Did Egyptians really build the Sphinx?
      adventure Did Egyptians really build the Sphinx?

      With a missing nose and weather-beaten body, the Sphinx really shows its age. Or does it? Some archaeologists have evidence that the Sphinx is older than the ancient Egyptians.

    • BrainStuff: Why does gasoline smell so good?
      shows BrainStuff: Why does gasoline smell so good?

      Some people sense a sweet, euphoric odor when pumping gas into their car. Why is that? And is it hazardous?

    • 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History
      money 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History

      Americans didn't always eat bacon for breakfast — it became a staple thanks to a cleverly created public relations campaign in the 1920s. And diamonds for engagement rings? Another clever PR job.

    • Are any superstitions universal across cultures?
      people Are any superstitions universal across cultures?

      Knocking on wood, crossing your fingers, fear of black cats — are some superstitions common around the world, or are they specific to certain cultures?

    • How Misfit Trackers Work
      electronics How Misfit Trackers Work

      Misfit Trackers have garnered lots of plaudits for their sleek design and multiple color options. But how do they stack up on data collection?

    • Can your hair turn white overnight?
      science Can your hair turn white overnight?

      Of all the cosmetic problems to worry about waking up to — dark under-eye circles, a blemish on your nose, new stubble on your chin — a headful of white hair ranks pretty low on your list. Should you be more concerned?

    • Was there a real Paul Bunyan?
      history Was there a real Paul Bunyan?

      The story of Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack, is one of the most enduring tall tales in North America. Most of us probably assume that the character is an entirely fictional creation, but was he actually based on a real person?

    • Can you tell the temperature by timing cricket chirps?
      science Can you tell the temperature by timing cricket chirps?

      The animal kingdom is chock-full of crazy amazing superpowers. Tardigrades can survive in outer space. Crows can solves complex puzzles. But can a cricket really tell you the temperature?

    • Stuff You Should Know: Did Christopher Columbus worry Earth was flat?
      shows Stuff You Should Know: Did Christopher Columbus worry Earth was flat?

      Whoever told you that old chestnut was a dummy and proves you should question everything. This is also the last Don’t Be Dumb.

    • What the Stuff?!: 4 Big Questions in the Gun Control Debate
      shows What the Stuff?!: 4 Big Questions in the Gun Control Debate

      Join Ben as he investigates the answers to some important questions in the gun control debate.

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