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When given the choice between booze and water, these hard-partying hamsters choose the hard stuff every time.... READ ON
If you attend a Super Bowl party on Sunday, you’ll probably hear at least one casual football viewer ask, “How do they get that yellow first-down line on the field?” While “magic” is a fine answer in its own right, the real explanation is a bit more technologically intense.... READ ON
Answers to a few questions that might come up when the State of the Union address storms every channel of your TV.... READ ON
As midnight approaches on December 31st, more than a few of us will crack open a bottle of champagne to help toast the New Year. With a few choice facts about the bubbly stuff, you can look knowledgeable rather than just tipsy when you drain your flute. Here are a few little nuggets you can share with fellow revelers.... READ ON
When the national press descended on Plains, GA, during the 1976 presidential campaign, the journalists were looking for some insight into Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter’s character. They found something even better: Carter’s hard-drinking younger brother, gas station owner Billy.... READ ON
What does it really mean when the weatherman says it feels like minus-20 today?... READ ON
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"Mark my words: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come."... READ ON
We all know that Nike is named after the Greek goddess of victory, and the origin of "Air Jordan" is hardly obscure, but where did some other famous shoes and brands get their names?... READ ON
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.