All of us think the loudest sound in the world is the phone that rings in the middle of the night or the dreadful music the neighbor kid blares on his car […]
If basketball or hockey isn’t your thing, consider taking up the sport of buzkashi. Originating with the Turks and Mongols sometime between the 10th and 15th centuries, its name means “goat dragging.” […]
The American revolutionary James Otis Jr. hoped his death would come by a bolt of lightning and often told his friends and relatives about it. His sister reported him telling her, “My […]
Alan Jay Lerner took two weeks to write the last line of “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” for the play My Fair Lady. The concluding words are, “Loverly, loverly, loverly, loverly.”
Torchwood is a spin-off of the highly-successful science fiction television program Doctor Who. The word torchwood is actually an anagram of the words doctor who.
In Toronto, Canada, it is illegal to drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on a Sunday. source
Daniel Tammett first came to worldwide prominence on March 14th, 2004 – otherwise known as Pi Day (3/14). To raise money for an epilepsy foundation, Tammett spent five straight hours reciting the […]
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can find nothing else to eat. Amazingly, they can eat up to 95% of their bodies and survive.