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From the latest on the future of license plates to the history of ketchup, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.
The Sex Scandals Bringing Down Hollywood
Harvey Weinstein was the first to fall from grace, but that set a #metoo hashtag in motion that has been unstoppable ever since.
True Stories of How 'A Wrinkle in Time' Inspired Female Scientists
HowStuffWorks talks to three modern-day "Megs" to find out how they were inspired by the character's bravery, ambition and intelligence to pursue real-life scientific success.
Meet Cheddar Man: Your New Stone Age Crush
Cheddar Man was a dark-skinned, blue-eyed Stone Age Brit. You don't see those every day.
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Do mice really love cheese?
10 Animals That Look Like Monsters
Why are black cats considered unlucky?
Should we bring extinct species back to life?
How many bugs do I eat every year?
10 Strange Buildings Where You Can Spend the Night
How the NRA Works
10 Mysterious Disappearances in National Parks
How to Tie the Impossible Knot
10 Must-have Survival Tools You Probably Already Have
How Human Rewilding Works
Why is there a gluten-free backlash?
Why do processed meats spoil so quickly?
Is red wine really good for you?
How Shapewear Works
5 Tricks for Making Homemade Gelato
Why does salt make you thirsty?
How are taxes affected if you move to a different state during the year?
How to Financially Prepare for the Death of a Parent
How to Get a Tax ID Number
10 Tax Tips for Small Businesses
10 Things You Should Never Buy Online
Does any one industry have the happiest employees?
How long are you responsible for a car after you sell it?
Is the end of the month really the best time to buy a car?
Why the Ford Edsel Failed
Do dealerships make more off new or used cars?
How Coal Rollers Work
How Retractable-stud Snow Tires Work
5 Helpful First-time Homebuyer Programs
What causes pipes to burst when they freeze?
10 Most Infamous Stains in History
Are poinsettias poisonous?
How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked
10 Home Repairs That Can Seriously Break the Bank
Do tornadoes disproportionately strike trailer parks?
What if the sun disappeared for a week?
Can you predict winter weather based on summer weather?
What is star jelly?
10 Plants Lost to History
Does your body really replace itself every seven years?
How the Black Panthers Worked
How Chinese New Year Works
How Biathlon Works
10 Overrated Life Decisions
How Luge Works
How Colonialism Works
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