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Why is the Pound called the Pound? And other world currency names explained.
Crossness Pumping Station helped rid London of cholera in the Victorian era.
Gene Roddenberry taught the world that infinitives are ripe for splitting.
It could potentially save the lives of lions and cows.
Instead of landing in a stockpot, Larry the Lobster was shipped to the Maine State Aquarium.
A survey of older adults found that couples with similar drinking habits reported less trouble in their marriages.
Scientists have found a simple way to get hydrogen out of fescue grass.
This kinetic sculpture was inspired by the inner-workings of high-end timepieces.
Customers will be scoffing coiled chocolate ice-cream from miniature toilets in Toronto’s Poop Café Dessert Bar in August.
It was Christmas in July at the annual World Santa Claus Congress in Copenhagen.
Eco-conscious drinkers can now feel a little bit better about filling up at the chain.
Alexander Sokolov and Dorothee Ehrich spotted 15 patches of strange, bouncy grass-covered soil on Belyy Island in Siberia.
Your Pokemon Go obsession could lead to romance.
All you need are some household fridge and pantry items, and a little bit of dry ice.
"Shapereader" uses patterns to convey things, feelings, and concepts.
Hold your noses, folks.
Countdown's Susie Dent on the language of current affairs.
It’s officially the farthest a stamp has ever travelled from Earth.
To sell a book, you need a lot more than just good writing.
The males of these Australian spiders know how to show off.
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