A good writer knows how to grip the imagination of the reader in such a way that the words leap from the page and burn themselves in the reader’s mind. Reading the […]
It is not possible to speak at any length about the animated cartoon industry without mentioning Mel Blanc. He provided voices in over 3,000 cartoons for over 400 different characters, including over 100 […]
President Theodore Roosevelt is the only president confirmed to have had a tattoo.
When Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell said the famous line, “Houston, we have a problem,” the words triggered alarm throughout NASA and around the world. If Apollo 13 had been manned by […]
Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794-1876) lost his leg in the service of his country, and he wanted to make sure no one ever forgot it. He also lost two other legs, […]
95% of all people have a natural immunity to leprosy. source
We refer to something outlandishly expensive as “costing an arm and a leg.” Perhaps a better comparison would be the cost of a unit of blood.
Winston Churchill was well known for his fondness of alcohol, and he was concerned that his access to his favorite drink would be curtailed during his visits to the United States in […]
One of the most famous assassinations in history took place on March 15, 44 BC. Julius Caesar was attacked by a group of Roman senators and stabbed to death. William Shakespeare famously […]
Kansas City is known as the home of barbecue, jazz, sports teams, and midwestern values. Did you know it is also the home of the greatest prophet from the Bible? Well, the […]
Many have speculated about what was going on inside Albert Einstein’s brain. The author of the Theory of Relativity and one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists of all time possessed a […]
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) was more than a violin virtuoso; he was one of the best violinists of all time. By the time he was in his 20’s, he was known throughout Europe. […]
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.
Women have long disparaged men for acting as if their flu symptoms are more severe than those experienced by women. As it turns out, the men have been right all along. According […]
If you have ever heard someone described as “worthless,” you would do well to remember that no one truly qualifies as such. Setting aside the value of life and what a person […]