The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
This popular game of mathematical raindrops reminds me a lot of flashcards.
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The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum.
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Can you imagine going to work with your dad every day? Maybe you already do. My dad works for the railroad and I can't really picture myself out there helping him repair tracks.
SchrÃ¶dinger's Cat is the name of a thought experiment in quantum mechanics that posits that an unknown exists in more than one state until it is observed.
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the Spinning the Globe section on Bolivia is fascinating. From its two national capitals, to a month-long fight club, the stories are fascinating.
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and we thought this story might intrigue our fellow band nerds in the audience.
With most schools in the US about to let out for the summer, reader Sarah in California had report cards on her mind. She wrote to ask how letter grades originated, and why no one ever gets an
The new issue hits stands this Tuesday, and we thought we'd get things started with a little sneak peek on our peanut butter spread (that's 2 pages full of weird facts you need to know about
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
The lowest recorded attendance at a World Cup game was 300, for Romania v. Peru in 1930.
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Jesus Goes Up in Flames
A 62-foot tall statue of Jesus at the Solid Rock Church on I-75 near Cincinnati was sometimes called "Big Butter Jesus" or "Touchdown Jesus" because of h