Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Last summer, John Green doled out 50 facts about the 50 states. Today he's back with 50 more!
The other day we featured a map showing Google autocomplete results for the phrase "why is [state] so..." Thanks to computer scientist Randy Olson, we've got a European version.
Leaving aside for now the few foreign loanwords (e.g., Qatar, Iraq) where Q shows up without a U, an English Q is the only letter that can't go anywhere without a partner.
In addition to sounding like an awesome name for a rock band, Martian dust devils have been intriguing astronomers and climatologists for decades.
It was September 27, 1726, and Mary Toft was going into labor. The 24-year-old peasant, who worked in hop fields of rural England, called out for her neighbor, Mary Gill.
Colleges are notoriously weird; celebrities are equally strange. Sometimes, when the two are combined, magic happens.
Kind of. Boredom won’t directly kill you on its own, but it does make it more likely that a handful of other things will put you six feet under.
In Hollywood, filmmakers have taken a few liberties on the ice, namely when it comes to some of the technical elements. And the judges are not impressed.
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