Cherise Threewitt is a Chicago-based writer and editor with 15 years of experience covering the automotive industry. At HowStuffWorks, Cherise enjoys researching and writing stories that make cars and car culture interesting and accessible for everyone. When Cherise isn't writing, she's probably at the gym, paddling on Lake Michigan, or driving her 2019 Subaru WRX.
Whether Formula One or NASCAR, fans of racing hotly debate the merits of various drivers' championships, rivalries and the trophies that got away. So who's the greatest of all time?
By Cherise Threewitt & Jack Sackman
If you drive, you definitely need to know how to jump start a car battery. We'll tell you how.
Nearly every item that you purchase from a grocery store, department store or mass merchandiser has a UPC code on it somewhere. Ever wondered why?
How many wheels are in the world is a hotly debated question swirling around the internet. But it's not that easy to answer.
A Top Fuel dragster accelerates to over 100 miles per hour in less than one second, burns 1.2 gallons of nitromethane (again, per second) and actually registers on the Richter scale as it comes off the line.
How often should you change your oil? If you think it's every 3,000 miles, think again.
Sales of electric cars keep soaring and the technology just keeps getting better. So how do electric cars work and just how green are they?
What's keeping you from making the leap from your gas-guzzling car to an electric vehicle? We'll tell you why they're easier to buy and own than you think.
Do you get easily bored with things like the color of your car? BMW is introducing a couple of concept cars that literally change color at your whim.
Knowing how to make a dog throw up may help you save your dog's life. But how do you do it safely?
Holidays often bring on auto accidents with their mix of high traffic and high alcohol consumption. But is New Year's Eve the most dangerous day of the year?
James Dean died at the young age of 24 when he crashed his Porsche 550 Spyder. The car and its parts have been connected to many mysterious deaths ever since. Is it cursed?
Rummikub is a game based on the card game rummy, but it's played with tiles not cards. How do you play? We'll tell you how and what the Rummikub rules are.
Plan on buying a live Christmas tree this year? Don't be that guy who loses it on the road between the lot and your house. We've got tips to help you get it home safely.
The object of the Monopoly board game is to win a monopoly and become the wealthiest player. But the rules are complicated. Here's how to play and win.
Riding roller coasters is supposed to be scary, but it's not supposed to kill you. That doesn't mean deaths don't happen. The 13 deadliest roller coaster accidents were flukes but no less tragic.
The United States has emergency crude oil stored in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve that can be tapped only under certain terms and usually only by the president. So how much is in the reserve and how long can it last?
Here are six surprises that were uncovered around the globe when the heat rose and the water receded.
If your eyebrows have seen better days, maybe microblading is just what they need to look thicker and fuller.
Sailfish are the fastest known animal in the ocean. Just how fast? As fast as a cheetah. That's how fast.
These prisons house some of the world's most notorious criminals. But battles rage behind their walls, oftentimes leaving inmates susceptible to torture, disease and even death. These are some of the worst prisons on the planet.
By Cherise Threewitt & Rachel Despres
There are a ton manufactured every year across the world. So what company makes the most? You'll probably be shocked to find out.
The practice of tacking 9/10 of a cent on the end of a gas price goes back to a decades-old tax imposed by state and federal governments. It was supposed to expire but never did.
The United States is the world's top producer of oil, but it still depends on foreign countries for millions of barrels, as well. Will there ever be a time when the U.S. is totally independent when it comes to oil production?
Vehicle fires account for nearly one of every eight fires reported. But cars don't just burst into flames like we see in the movies. So how do they catch fire?