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Today is National Rum Day, which for some reason is not yet a federal holiday. However, unlike Arbor Day or Grover Cleveland’s birthday, this is a holiday you should take the trouble to celebrate. ... READ ON
In 1895, the Women's Christian Temperance Movement turned its sights on Hires, partially because of the word "beer" in the name. ... READ ON
He dryly noted that there was "a certain fatality about the presidential function when I am present."... READ ON
A 55-year-old from Missouri reportedly broke the finger off a 600-year-old statue in Florence. Incidents like this are more common that you'd think.... READ ON
It's taken thousands of years to perfect the boxers or briefs that you're wearing right now. Here's a brief and incomplete look at the history of men's underwear.... READ ON
Who are the scientists and doctors behind some of our most famous diseases and conditions? Here are a few of the physicians and their eponymous ailments.... READ ON
Plenty of other stars have gotten the permanent heave-ho from the big leagues.... READ ON
Hello Kitty and Godzilla aren’t the only unassuming critters to brutally conquer the Land of the Rising Sun.... READ ON
Is it really not the heat, but the humidity? With temperatures spiking around the country, we thought it was a good time to answer some questions about the heat index.... READ ON
Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.