The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
We elect our Senators and Representatives with the expectation that they'll bring our interests to the legislative process and work to bettering the country.
1. Mel Harris
In 1979 future thirtysomething star Mary Ellen Harris (her real name, as we found out) competed on the $20,000 Pyramid.
There are plenty of things even the most ardent fans don't know about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.
Not just a staple for at least one summer baseball promotion night a year, bobbleheads for fictional and historical figures, even 60s rock bands are pretty commonplace.
1. Dungeons and
Abandoned buildings imply a mystery (what happened?) and a challenge (can I get inside and see?).
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, it was first recorded by their band Chic for their 1979 album Risqué.
If pressed, most people probably couldn't remember the name of any of the United States' Postmasters General (yes, we're going with "Postmasters General").
"Hallelujah" is a song written by Leonard Cohen in 1984, and never officially released as a single.
If you like a little food etymology with your Sunday brunch, this list is for
It’s a lot more difficult than you might think to find good parents in fiction: Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot of fiction deals either with the lack of a parent—being a cardinal rule of children’s fict
In 1897, ten painters seceded from the Society of American Artists in protest of the group's increasing focus on “too much business and too little art.” These 10 artists signed a charter for thei
If you want to add a little celebrity pizazz to your tipple, try one of these 10 cocktails named after famous people.
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The most historically American crop is also the most versatile. Corn (Zea mays) is essentially grass that has been cultivated and bred to the size it is today.
It’s not unusual for professors and journalists to end up as influential writers—just look at Toni Morrison, Ezra Pound, and John Updike.