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Subcultures are a variety of cultures and sub-groups that become part of society. Learn more about sub-cultures like Geisha, the Amish, Freegans or the Mafia.

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How the Amish Work

No computers? No electricity? This lifestyle might seem tough to most of us, but to the Amish, it's the norm. Read about the Amish culture, see pictures and learn how and why the Amish live as they do.


How Feral Children Work

 How Feral Children Work

For some children, being feral is a better alternative than the lives they left behind. Learn more about feral children at HowStuffWorks. See more »

PC, NPC and Boffers: Are You a LARP Expert?

 PC, NPC and Boffers: Are You a LARP Expert?

Many people worldwide take part in LARPing. Test your knowledge of the game with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The International Witchcraft Quiz

 The International Witchcraft Quiz

Magic takes many forms around the world. Test your knowledge of international witchcraft with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Witchcraft Quiz

 The Ultimate Witchcraft Quiz

We all know about broomsticks and cauldrons — which has a small basis in the reality of witchcraft. Quiz yourself on witchcraft at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Salem and Sabbats: The History of Witchcraft Quiz

 Salem and Sabbats: The History of Witchcraft Quiz

Witchcraft often involves the magical and the occult, but many myths surround it. Test your knowledge of the history of witchcraft with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

From Militia to Movements: The Paramilitary Organizations Quiz

 From Militia to Movements: The Paramilitary Organizations Quiz

How much do you know about militia, movements and combatant organizations? Test your knowledge of paramilitary forces with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The LGBTQ Rights Movement Quiz

 The LGBTQ Rights Movement Quiz

The LGBTQ community has come a long ways since the mid-20th century. Prove how much you know about the LGBTQ rights movement at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Deprogramming Works

 How Deprogramming Works

Did the controversial practice of cult deprogramming do more harm than good? Learn about deprogramming at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Zero Population Growth Works

 How Zero Population Growth Works

The goal of zero population growth is to reach a sustainable global birth rate. Explore how zero population growth works and if it is possible. See more »

How Body Branding Works

 How Body Branding Works

What is body branding. Learn how body branding works at HowStuffWorks. See more »