The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
From the outside, the Screamotron3000 might seem like the world's most terrifying photo booth.
To celebrate Independence Day in the US, I've collected fireworks displays from around the world. Can't find a good fireworks show in your neighborhood?
Let's look at each state and discuss the origin of its name.
Researchers at CERN have announced a major finding that, while they're being cautious and cagey because they're conservative people, is clearly the first observation of the Higgs boson, popu
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Ten Tips to Keep Your Cool During a Heatwave.
The National Flag Code was adopted on June 14, 1923, by the National Flag Conference. The representatives from the U.S.
Do you have a song that just pops in your head sometimes? Even if you haven't heard it for weeks or months?
It was the spring of 1971, and the public library in Troy, Mich., was finally getting a permanent home.
Riffing on Rock History
In this video Alex Chadwick of the Chicago Music Exchange flies through 100 iconic guitar riffs in just over 12 minutes. It’s amazing that he can do that.
Scientists have a sense of humor just like the rest of us. The difference is that a scientist's jokes are sometimes enshrined in the body of knowledge for eternity, or close to it.
Well, I'll be. Before producers of The Andy Griffith Show decided that whistling set the tone for the show, Sheriff Taylor himself recorded a version of the song with lyrics.
Remember Pigs in Space? It was a series of sketches on The Muppet Show parodying Star Trek (and other 60s/70s space-themed TV shows), featuring the adventures of a crew of pigs aboard the Swinetrek.
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We're getting closer to the future, so where's your hoverboard?