France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Installment #23: In the 19th century, European statesmen came to share an amoral (some would say cynical) view of geopolitics, in which international relations were based solely on the size and streng
LOLcats and other funny animal pics weren't born with the Internet; they've been around since the end of the 19th century. Here are some of the early photographs that inspired
Most of the United States has been in a devastating heat wave this week (also I've been watching the Euros taking place in Poland and Ukraine and it seems there are very high temperatures there n
If you take regular sand and expose it to trimethylsilanol vapor (ahem, (CH3)3SiOH for the chemists in the crowd), the sand becomes hydrophobic -- literally meaning "water-fearing." The res
For many, summer camp means a week sleeping in a cabin that doubles as a sweat lodge, spider-infested communal showers, and swimming in a scummy pond.
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Living in a small, mostly static population creates some uncomfortable issues.
33 years ago yesterday, The Muppet Movie made its silver screen debut.
I think the title of this says it all: "Holy crap, this whale spouts rainbows."
From James, "I realize this is an ad for Coca Cola, but I still liked the video clips." James,
Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author
I posted a list of 14 of Your Dog’s Wild Relatives earlier this week. One of them is the Fennec fox, the smallest canine species of all.
CBS/LandovOver seven seasons, the General Lee went airborne more than 150 times. Although it seemed fine on screen, the General rarely survived a jump.
“If You Do Anything Stupid You Shall Re Sieve A Gun Short”
Twitter user @SamelaAnderson posted this picture, billing it as “LITERALLY THE GREATEST SPAM EMAIL I WILL EVER GET IN MY LIFE”.
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