Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
Love the look of taxidermy, but hate the whole dead animal part? Maybe it's time you stepped up to the wonderful world of crochet taxidermy as created by Shauna Richardson.
The original Bayeux Tapestry is a huge embroidered panel illustrating the Battle of Hastings and other historical scenes surrounding the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066.
Looking for a challenge? Try racing around the world!
The names of very few nations of the world begin and end with the same letter of the alphabet, but most that do begin and end with the letter "A." With that in mind, here's Tuesday'
Neil Fraser wondered if a lava lamp would still work in the higher gravity environment of Jupiter.
A lot of people have bemoaned the state of Saturday Night Live over the past few years, and while I agree that the glory days are far behind them, there's one new thing on SNL that I really love:
It was 31 years ago today that the compact disc was first introduced to the public.
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Yes, this really happened: scurvy was "cured" as early as 1497, when Vasco de Gama's crew discovered the power of citrus...but this cure was repeatedly lost, forgotten, rediscovered, m
"C" is for cookie, and that's good enough for some not-so-famous cookie firsts.
Out here in LA, jeans have been de rigueur in the workplace for some time—other than a select group of film/tv agents, almost nobody in L.A. is required to wear a suit and tie.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
1000 Awesome Things is a great blog with an easily agreeable mission -- to count down 1000 awesome things.
The things listed range from simple pleasures, like "Fishing a big piece of lint out
DNA matching is not as cut and dried as CSI would have us believe. How it is gathered, stored, analyzed, and interpreted often determines its accuracy as evidence.
In 1976, Best Actress winner Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) signed her acceptance speech to her deaf parents.