Librarians have long fought against three primary antagonists: people who talk too loudly, those who not return their books on time, and book-eating bugs. Stern words and fines can take care of […]
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Teachers of elementary school science enjoy confounding their students with the pronouncement that it is, scientifically speaking, a fruit. While this may be the […]
We all learn at a very early age that trees are living things and should not be cut down with wanton abandon. If you forget that lesson, you will get a vivid […]
When it comes to rhubarb, few people are undecided. People either love its taste or they hate it. Voices on either side are so loud that they can easily drown out another sound: […]
It’s always a matter of interest when a big star finds a diet that works. If losing weight is your goal, you might want to find out the secret of the biggest […]
Imagine a creature that can extend its bones through its hands as deadly claws. No, it’s not a rip-off of Marvel Comic’s superhero Wolverine. We are talking about a true-to-life marvel of […]
Bananas and corn have one thing in common: they can no longer reproduce in nature. Both beloved examples of yellow vegetation have become so domesticated that they cannot survive without assistance from […]
The Ténéré Tree was was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth. Located in the Sahara Desert in central Niger, it stood as the only tree within over 250 miles (400 […]
When it comes to the holder of the title of “World’s Largest Living Thing,” it’s a cinch that it must be the blue whale, right? Wrong.
When asked to identify the tallest mountain on the planet, most people readily name Mount Everest. Most people are wrong. The holder of that particular honor is actually Mauna Kea, the tallest […]
Scientists were long baffled by the appearance of beautiful, intricate underwater artwork that resembled crop circles. These phenomena appeared up to 80 feet below sea level and can be up to six […]
If you are looking to own your own tropical island, you can expect to pay a lot of money, or your can do what Richard Sowa did: build your own.
There is more to Kansas City, Missouri than what you see on the surface. In fact, 10% of its industrial real estate is underground.
There is more to the world’s largest cashew tree than what you see on first glance. That’s because it takes way more than one glance to see it. This one, single tree, […]
Regicide is the term used to describe to killing of a monarch. History records kings and queens who have been poisoned, stabbed, shot, beheaded, and blown up. The animal kingdom boasts a […]