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 […]
The Kit Kat candy bar was introduced to the public in 1935 and has been a favorite of chocolate lovers ever since. It is distributed in the United States by the Hershey […]
The first controlled nuclear chain reaction created a huge leap forward in scientific achievement. It also created an enduring problem: what to do with the world’s first nuclear waste. The achievement and […]
If you are looking to get away from it all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better venue than Bouvet Island. Located at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, approximately 1,600 miles […]
Who can forget the tragedy when the passengers of the ferry Cornelius G. Kloff met their watery deaths in the clutches of a giant octopus? You need only gaze upon the horrifying […]
Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten or ignored by someone you care about. Source
A 2003 study concluded that as many as 16 million currently living men carry the Genghis Khan’s DNA. Within Mongolia, itself, as much as 8% of the population can claim genetic descent […]
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May 1st in history: May 1st seems to be a big day for “kings” … On May 1st of 1328, the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton recognized the Kingdom of…
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 […]
In September 1944 nine US airmen were shot down over Chichi Jima, a small island 700 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. Of these nine men, only one evaded capture by the Japanese. […]
The majestic image of the Statue of Liberty is so firmly connected with the United States that it is hard to imagine it being anywhere else. In fact, the USA received Lady […]
If you place a sealed can of Diet Coke in water, it will float. Regular Coke will sink to the bottom.
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: […]
Their faces are famous, and you may think you know their identities, but just how well do you these fictional characters? Test your knowledge of the full names of these famous figures.
As if assassinating President John F. Kennedy weren’t offensive enough, Lee Harvey Oswald has yet another black mark against his name. According to the records of the Dallas Public Library, Oswald checked […]