"Have yourself a merry little mystery: 12 cozy mysteries fit for the holidays," courtesy of the New York Public Library.
"Why does Santa Claus say 'Ho Ho Ho?' " Mental Floss investigated.
Merriam-Webster shared several new additions to the Scrabble Dictionary that will "mean newly playable words in Scrabble."
John Farmer of Aurora, Colo., won the 40th annual Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest for writing "an atrocious opening sentence to the worst novel never written."