If You Crave Peace and Quiet, This Place is For You

When your "quiet place" isn't quiet enough, what do you do? For Microsoft the answer was obvious: they built their own.   Located in Building 87 of Microsoft's Redmond, Washington campus is the "anechoic chamber." Its name means "echo free," and that is precisely what it is. The room is used for testing Surface tablets... Continue Reading →

Brief Facts About the Shortest Presidential Term

Pedro Lascuráin held the highest governmental office in Mexico briefly. Very briefly. In fact, he holds the record for the shortest term in history as a nation's president. He was sworn in as Mexico's 34th President on February 19, 1913. Less than one hour later, his term of office was over. His administration was not... Continue Reading →

College Students Rejoice: Pizza For Every Meal

In news that is sure to excite college students everywhere, a team of Scottish scientists announced the development of a pizza that is healthy enough to eat at every meal. Professor Mike Lean of Glasgow University and businessman Donnie Maclean worked with a team to produce the pizza which contains 30% of the recommended daily... Continue Reading →

How Low Can You Go?

The organ at the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium in Atlantic City, New Jersey is an record-setting mechanism. Guinness World Records has three entries dedicated to it: With an estimated 33,116 pipes, it is the largest pipe organ ever constructed. These pipes are located in eight different chambers throughout the Auditorium. The organ's main console is the biggest in... Continue Reading →

This Weatherman Has Always Been Clowning Around

Willard Scott is known and loved by millions as the fun-loving weatherman of The Today Show from 1980 until his retirement in 2015. Before becoming known as America's meteorologist, Scott was instrumental in the development of another iconic character. From 1963 to 1966, Scott was the original Ronald McDonald, the mascot for McDonald's restaurants.

And the Game Goes On… and On… and On….

Fans of sporting events are known to be so committed to their team that they will endure years of poor performance, shell out big money for season tickets, sit through horrible weather to watch an event, and wear their team's colors on every possible occasion. Sometimes fans also have to be prepared to wait. And... Continue Reading →

Long-Lasting Laughs

Readers of the December 12, 1897 edition of the New York Journal had no idea that they were seeing something their great-great-grandchildren would still be reading more than a century later. That was the day The Katzenjammer Kids debuted, starting a run that would earn it the distinction of being the longest-running comic strip in history. Rudolph... Continue Reading →

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