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Facts About Every Student From the 30th Story of Wayside School

Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves. Each of the three books features 30 chapters — one for each floor of the Wayside School building — and each chapter (usually) features one student. Here are a few facts [...]

The Most Mysterious-Sounding Village in Ohio

Who needs video games when you’ve got Google Maps? I can keep myself entertained for (what seems like) hours just staring down at the world from its godlike eye-in-the-sky — and looking for silly-sounding town names. West Virginia is ripe with them: there’s the town of Crab Orchard, which I can only assume harvests its [...]