Cultures and Traditions takes a look at how people interact with each other. This might be through sub-cultures, relationships, fads or religion and spirituality.
The annual World Gravy Wrestling Championship sees grapplers go head to head in a savory meat sauce on the last Monday each August.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 24, 2017
A segment of young men are separating themselves from society out of frustration with the poor economy and a strong feminist ethos.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Aug 23, 2017
A new study examines how white nationalists try to rationalize results of DNA-based ancestry tests when their genetic background holds surprises.
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 21, 2017
Matchmakers have paired up couples for centuries, and it doesn't seem as though laxer social rules and online dating has slackened their market. From traditional shadchans to professional Cupids, what does the modern matchmaker do?
By Cristen Conger & Kathryn Whitbourne
For more than two decades, the town of Malmedy has created a huge omelet, and this year they didn't let an egg scare stop them.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 16, 2017
Humans have sought to explain solar eclipses since before the advent of modern science. What curious explanations have we invented?
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 9, 2017
The myth of the ninja has intrigued the world for centuries. A new Japanese research center is out to solve it.
By Dave Roos Aug 2, 2017
There's more to the samurai blade than its cinematic drama, and the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast digs into the history and science behind the sword.
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 2, 2017
Despite what you might think, everyone has an accent. It just becomes noticeable when it's different from others in the same community. How do accents develop and why is it so hard to lose one?
By Alia Hoyt
Surely a level of Hell is reserved for inconsiderate parkers. But can the police actually write them a ticket? Well, it depends...
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 26, 2017
The Church of Scientology has a short but strange history. What is it all about, and what path are Scientologists following?
By Oisin Curran
As more Chinese people become more religious, an environmental movement based on spiritual stewardship may grow stronger.
By Robert Lamb Jul 18, 2017
Parisians love bread so much that the city used to legally prevent too many bakers from going on vacation at the same time.
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 14, 2017
What's a Celiac or gluten-intolerant Christian supposed to do?
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 12, 2017
Sure, we all want to see a picture of the guy with the longest fingernails, but Guinness World Records actually serve a greater purpose.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 12, 2017
Few rules on funeral procession are enshrined in law; most are just customs. But that doesn't mean you should break them.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Jul 10, 2017
The United States flag fetish can seem surprising, confusing or even just quaint to outsiders. Where does it come from?
By John Donovan Jun 30, 2017
Motivational speakers like Tony Robbins charge exorbitant sums for fans to hear them speak. What draws people to them and how do they keep the attention of thousands?
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
Yoga with cats, dogs and even baby goats is all the rage today. What is it about animals that makes the Zen process so much more profound?
By John Perritano Jun 16, 2017
How do you keep 75,000 metalheads sufficiently beered? A pipeline, naturally.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 16, 2017
Scientists have finally sequenced the genome of ancient Egyptians using mummy DNA, and unexpected data show significant differences from modern Egyptians.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 15, 2017
Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy that is now enjoying a renaissance. And practitioners aren't trying to be like Mr. Spock. Stoicism means far more than not showing emotion.
By John Donovan
While anti-miscegenation laws weren't unique to the United States, they also weren't common.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 12, 2017
There's no 'U' in Charles or 'B' in William, so how did those get to be the nicknames?
By Dave Roos Jun 9, 2017
Critics worry that when you send your DNA to Ancestry.com for personal analysis it can be used for nefarious purposes.
By Dave Roos Jun 6, 2017
What's the Difference Between England, the U.K. and Great Britain?
An Alien Asteroid's Been Lurking in Our Solar System Since the Beginning
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