When Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain, she turned the political world upside down. It is only fitting that an upside-down photograph of the Baroness would be […]
In the long list of people who have been executed by the electric chair, Willie Francis (1929-1947) was the first one to go through the process twice.
The beautiful city of Bangkok is Thailand’s biggest metropolitan area. Home to over fourteen million people, the capital city has a rich history and culture. It also has the biggest official name […]
A fun fact on another site recently proclaimed that 80% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II. This seemed like a good fact to […]
Centralia, Pennsylvania used to be a quiet, busy town. Today it is quieter than ever, and the population has dwindled from 1,200 to 7. The reason for the community’s decline has nothing […]
The city of Konstanz, Germany was one of the few areas of Germany to emerge unharmed from World War II. While other communities endured devastating bombing by Allied air forces, this beautiful […]
An interesting phenomenon occurs in languages, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference which language you study. Whichever word is the second-most commonly used will show up in normal usage half […]
Armadillos are among the most curious-looking creatures in the animal kingdom. Beyond appearance, they also have another unusual characteristic: they always give birth to identical quadruplets.
Thanks to Santosh Kulkarni for this great post. Be sure to check out his site for more great articles on many fascinating subjects. Mathematics can get pretty complicated. Fortunately, not all math […]
As previously noted on these pages, North Korea’s official news agency has been a goldmine of implausible gems. This is not a new phenomenon. The state-run news outlet has long been responsible […]
Proofreading your work is important at every stage of life, but never more than when you submit something that will be subject to public scrutiny. This lesson was learned the hard way […]
If you want to write the words “upside down” upside down, the words “umop apisdn” will give you an upside-down mirror image. Just to avoid confusion, the upside down “e” resembles a […]
Physicist Stephen Hawking may have been confined to a wheelchair for most of his life, but his physical disability never slowed down his mind or his wit.
Cambridge University’s Selwyn College has a strict no-dogs rule for its residents. That didn’t stop the master of the college from bringing his Bassett Hound with him; it just required a rather […]
Fingerprints at the scene of a crime often reveal the identity of the guilty party. Law enforcement officers in Australia or near a zoo should be wary of jumping to any conclusions, […]