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32 Historical Christmas Photos

From a few famous faces to adorable animals and kids under the tree to soldiers in wartime, here’s how we’ve had a Merry Christmas through the ages. 1889: Three children gathered around Christmas tree with toys. 1896: Two little girls in bed, playing with Japanese dolls; a little boy with a drum stands at the bedside. [...]

Where Are These 12 Boy Bands Now?

Groups like One Direction, The Wanted, and Big Time Rush are keeping the legacy of boy bands alive, but lest we forget the previous generation of singing boys who captured our hearts. Here’s a look at what the boy bands of yesteryear are up to these days. (In keeping with this spirit, this piece was [...]

14 Weird Old Photos Of People Wearing Masks

Whether these people were donning masks to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving (more on that later), or a fancy dress party, or to safely perform a medical procedure or act in a play, the results are spooky—and likely to give you nightmares. Happy Halloween! Getty Images 1865: A white caped figure wearing a Halloween pumpkin mask taking two [...]

This Weekend, We’re Letting College Kids Take Over

Getty Images* You might remember that request Jason posted a couple of weeks ago—the one asking college students to pitch us ideas for a little thing we call College Weekend. Well, that weekend is almost upon us. Starting at 8pm on Friday, we’ll be featuring a bunch of stories from college students—who are attending schools like McGill, [...]

The Missing Links: Grand Theft Space Shuttle

Selling Your Body To Science – While You’re Still Living Getty Images Writer and 30 Rock cast member John Lutz (he’s the one on the left) has done just that, and is writing a book about his experience. * In the Land Before Color Photography… Everyone was super weird and creepy. * Have A Laugh At Laughter’s Expense The [...]

Their First Elevator Ride

Photo: Allan Grant – Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Photographer Allan Grant snapped this priceless photo of two boys on their very first elevator ride in 1948. That’s about the same face I make [...]

The Jetsons Premiered 50 Years Ago Today

Getty Images If you’re wondering when we’ll be getting flying cars and robot maids, the show was set in 2062. Today’s question: If you could have one innovation featured on The Jetsons right now, what would you choose?

Quiz: Name All 32 NFL Starting QBs

Getty Images The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the defending champion New York Giants. To make sure you’re sufficiently ready for some football, let’s see how many of the 32 opening weekend starting QBs you can name in 5 minutes. Take the Quiz: Name All 32 Starting Quarterbacks

Quiz: Name the 11 Players With More Hits Than Derek Jeter

Getty Images Last night Derek Jeter tied Eddie Murray for 12th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time hit list. Can you name the 11 players in baseball history with more hits than the Yankee captain? Take the Quiz: More Hits Than Jeter

Scenes From the 1908 London Olympic Marathon

In honor of today’s Olympic marathon, here’s a look back at the origin of the race, plus an explanation of the whole “.2″ business. Olympic Marathon, 1908 London Games/Getty Images In 490 BC, a soldier named Pheidippides supposedly ran from the battlefield at Marathon to the city of Athens to alert the troops of a Greek victory. [...]