In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
Life on the International Space Station may seem sexy, but NASA doesn't have maid service. Astronauts have to clean up after themselves, just like the rest of us.
If you took my Scents and Sensibilities Quiz, you already know that Svetlana Stalin had her own line of perfume.
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Last week, President Obama said that buying stock is a "potentially good deal if you've got a long-term perspective on it." So, the question is, what is the President investing in?
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This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors, spilling the dirt on
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The National Archives and Record Administration preserves billions of government and historical documents in facilities throughout the country, including 12 presidential libraries.
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As water becomes harder and harder to find, especially in places like Arizona, New Mexico and California, new communities going up these days are being planned with rain water collectors for each home
The brainstorming sessions among George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, and Steven Spielberg that led to Raiders of the Lost Ark are now available for your reading pleasure.
Colin Campbell Cooper, Jr., (1856-1937) would have celebrated his 153rd birthday this past Sunday.
Britons, it appears, will bet on anything, from whether it'll snow on Christmas to the outcome of the American presidential election, to not only whether Kate Winslet would win an Oscar this year