Linguistics of the Day: Stop Mispronouncing These Famous Places


There are only so many times you can listen to one of your friends say “Eye-rack” (Iraq) before stabbing yourself in the eye. Thankfully someone has created a handy visual aid to help prevent this and other slips of the tongue. Thrillophilia and Distractify illustrated 32 commonly mispronounced locations around the …

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Tutorial of the Day: How to Make a Rocket Out of Matches


So you’re not a rocket scientist. No problem! All you need to create your own launch kit is a box of matches, aluminum foil and some wooden skewers. Grant Thompson (aka “The King of Random”) demonstrates how this is done in the video above, and you can download the template …

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