The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
In Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and more Defensive Devices, William Gurstelle poses the question: Using modern materials and construction techniques,
Terrible and terrific are both formed off the same root: terror. Both started out a few hundred years ago with the meaning of terror-inducing.
In the 1990s, the fly Philornis downsi was accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Islands, probably in a shipment of fruit.
Instead of hauling out the badminton net or the croquet set, try something new this year.
Do you agree with your state's selection?
DEAR A.J., I’m about to turn 50, and my doctor tells me I should get a colonoscopy. Is this really necessary? It sounds highly unpleasant.—ERICA IN MARYLAND
As you head to the beach or the pool this Memorial Day Weekend, enjoy these excellent historical photos of people taking (or preparing to take) a dip.
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