Brief Facts About the Shortest Presidential Term

shortest term as president Pedro Lascuráin Mexico less than one hour

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. Continue reading

College Students Rejoice: Pizza For Every Meal

pizza 30% daily nutrition

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. Continue reading

Close Doesn’t Count in Patent Race 

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Elisha Gray (left) and Alexander Graham Bell (right)

February 14, 1876 was a big day for Elisha Gray. That was the day he filed his application for a patent for his revolutionary new invention. His device promised to unite the world as never before by allowing a person to speak to and hear another person miles away by sending the voices through a tiny electrical wire. That miraculous device would be called the telephone.  Continue reading

Be It Ever So Humble Freakishly-Massive…

Istana Nurul Iman Brunei Palace

They say home is wherever you hang your hat. If you are the Sultan of Brunei, your home has enough space to hang the hats of a sizeable percentage of the human race.  Continue reading

How Low Can You Go?

Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ

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: Continue reading

This Weatherman Has Always Been Clowning Around

Willard Scott was the original Ronald McDonald

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….

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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 wait. And wait.  Continue reading