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10 Myths About Spiders

We think we know all about spiders — they spin webs to trap prey; if they bite you, you might die. And if you find one in your house, you should set it free. But what if all these beliefs are a web of lies?

    • 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time
      science 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 Urban Sports That Might Get You Arrested
      adventure 10 Urban Sports That Might Get You Arrested

      Strange to think that a sport could actually be illegal -- but it could get you arrested if it involves trespassing, injures others or is just plain crazy. Here are 10 sports that could get you in trouble.

    • 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.

    • Could aliens really watch old TV shows?
      science Could aliens really watch old TV shows?

      In space, no one can hear you scream — but they might be able to hear The Beatles' "Across the Universe." The idea of ETs listening to our radio signals or watching our TV shows is pretty far out, but is it even possible?

    • 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 Nitrous Oxide Works
      science How Nitrous Oxide Works

      At the same time scientists discovered that nitrous oxide could numb agonizing pain, they also found it could make you really lightheaded and silly. Yes, huffing parties started in the 1700s.

    • 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.

    • Does food packaging affect its nutritional value?
      recipes Does food packaging affect its nutritional value?

      Your food might look perfectly fine on the plate, but silent ingredients — packaging chemicals — probably have seeped into it during storage. How do these substances affect your food?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

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