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Everything you need to know about the most elusive jewel in racing's Triple Crown.... READ ON
This Memorial Day, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at the rules for respectfully displaying the American flag.... READ ON
The NBA’s 24-second shot clock was invented in 1954 by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone, who wanted to force teams to pick up the pace of games. Why 24 seconds?... READ ON
Here's the scoop on some of graduation's unique customs, from honorary degrees to throwing your cap in the air.... READ ON
Put on a hat, grab a mint julep, and become the best-informed person at your Derby party.... READ ON
Here are the answers to some of the most pressing knighthood-related questions.... READ ON
Looking for an Independence Day tipple that says "No hard feelings about that revolution business" to our British chums? Grab the star of the colonial British medicine cabinet!... READ ON
North Carolina State coach Everett Case didn’t realize he was starting a trend in 1947. He just wanted a souvenir. ... READ ON
Parish had a monster college career, but according to the NCAA, the games he played in never took place.... READ ON
Any high school geometry student worth his or her protractor knows that pi is an irrational number, but if you’ve got to approximate the famed ratio, 3.14 will work in a pinch. That wasn’t so much the case in late-19th-century Indiana, though.... READ ON
M&M’s stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders.