ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
The 9 Most Outrageous Outlaw Heroes. I love these types of stories that you don't read in history class, but would have made those classes so much more interesting.
Saturday marks the 117th anniversary of the birth of Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (1892-1972).
Ethan Trex posted a great article this week on the strange early jobs of celebrities. Here's something else some celebrities did before they got famous...appear on The Dating Game.
In the late 1960s, researchers at Stanford devised what's now known as the "marshmallow test" to test participants' ability to defer gratification.
One of the surprising highlight of my trip last week was a tour of the Warner Brothers backlots. I've done studio tours before and I've never been all that impressed.
For many fans, the promise of a great game is plenty of enticement for a pilgrimage to see their local Major League Baseball team play.
A reader writes:
I have a friend who can be quite the know-it-all and as a result, quite annoying.
Or should I say rockbots? Yesterday I wrote a bit about Al-Jazari, the 12th-century inventor of musical robots, and today I wanted to pay tribute to the modern-day descendants of his genius.
As I've mentioned before, my spelling bee dreams died in the Lakeview Elementary School cafeteria in 1989. But that hasn't soured me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Eward Leedskalnin was born in Riga, Latvia in 1887. He was a small man, around five and a half feet tall and barely 100 pounds, but he built a castle by himself completely out of coral.
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May 2009Â has been a very busy month. The first half of it was spent getting the next issue of our print magazine into shape.
Decoding antiquity: Eight scripts that still can't be read. The science of decoding ancient languages is both tantalizing and frustrating.
Yesterday's backyard fun videos ended with some extreme ball jousting. This compelled me to seek out other joust videos, displaying equal or greater amounts of carnage.
So...let's say you have an old modem, but you want to get on the web. Sucks to be you, 56k dialup is painfully slow, end of story -- right? Well, normally that'd be the case.