There is some debate about which country has the honor of being the oldest nation in the world. When it comes to the other extreme, it is hard to beat the Russian Democratic […]
The eyes of the world were turned spaceward in October 1957 because the Soviet Union had just launched Sputnik, the first manmade object sent into space. Or was it? Just a few […]
India’s Minister of Finance, V.K. Krishna Menon stepped to the podium at the United Nations on January 23, 1957, to address his nation’s policies regarding Kashmir. Anyone who hoped to be hearing […]
If you think winter lasts too long where you live, be thankful that you don’t live on Uranus. The seventh planet in our solar system only has two seasons: winter and summer. […]
What do you do if you are an adrenaline junkie and you find such things are ironing your clothes far too mundane for your frenetic lifestyle? Why not combine them and take […]
When it comes to a Last Will and Testament, there are rules mandating how short or long it may be. Take a lesson from the following extremes of the shortest and longest […]
If you search through the inventory at the University of Edinburgh, you will come across a wooden box with 500 glass vials. Each of the vials is hermetically sealed. Half are shielded […]
If you are looking for a quiet, out-of-the-way place to get away from it all for your next vacation, there are endless options. If you don’t mind spending a little extra cash, […]
The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, Montana in 1887. It was 15 inches wide. The phenomenon was witnessed by the personnel at Fort Keogh, and the reports are reliable enough that […]
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Rjukan, Norway has a lot to offer. Rich history, beautiful surroundings, and friendly inhabitants are just a few of the many fine qualities of this industrialized town. One thing it does not […]
Some scientific discoveries are pretty slick. Others are really slick. When it comes to the accidental discovery of BAM, it goes beyond slickness; it is downright slippery.
If you are the impatient type, who can’t wait for the national anthem to end so your favorite sporting event can begin, then Japan may be the place for you. It holds […]
What could be more relaxing and beneficial to your health than an hour’s stroll beside a lake? This might be the case just about anywhere in the world except for Lake Karachay. […]
Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was published in 1851. The notorious white whale that compelled Captain Ahab to dedicate his life to finding it was famously described by Melville as being the […]