Animal Name Origins.
King Tut’s Family Secrets. DNA analysis reveals a lot of the missing details in his 3,300-year-old story.
6 Little-Known Facts about The Dick Van Dyke Show. Beside the comedy, the show brought TV sitcoms closer to real life because it was based on real people.
The Kingdom of the Little People is a modern Chinese version of Coney Island's bygone Lilliputia, where little people live and work to entertain tourists. Critics call it a segregated freak show, while others call it acceptance and employment. (via Everlasting Blort)
The science behind glow sticks. Even if you have no intention of ever making your own glow sticks, this video is fascinating to watch. (via Metafilter)
14 Notable Multiple Births (for a total of 69 babies). High-order multiple births are more common than ever, but still strange enough to fascinate us.
A recipe for home made strawberry pop tarts. (via Omega Mom's Twitter feed)
The Rise and Fall of Quicksand. It may not be in as many movies as it once was, but there are still fans of the stuff out there.
Dead Rabbits and Other Historical Pregnancy Tests. When you need to know "now", you were pretty much out of luck until 1977.