Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.
Australia is known as the "lucky country." And while statistically Australians aren't any luckier than anyone else, why split hairs?
It's been a while since our last Thingamajig Thursday. Today I'm naming that slim metal band, or clamp, that wraps around a pencil, holding the eraser in place.
There have always been tales of blue people in mythology, popular fiction, and in the news. Yes, blue people exist here and there in the real
Back in 1952, Jill was only half Bill's age. But by 1966, the year the twoÂ married each other, Jill was three-quarters Bill's age.
Last year we brought you a report on the plans and construction progress at Ground Zero. Now see updated photos of the work that's going on at the WTC site.
Earlier this week, KFC removed Colonel Harland Sanders' original handwritten recipe of 11 herbs and spices that go into the company's signature fried chicken from its safe storage place.
Everyone knows that states have their own official flags, seals, flowers, songs, mottoes and so on. But some states have an official something for just about every category you can come up with.
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The big bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been big news this week. But what does it mean to you?
Whether you call it "mini golf," "putt putt," or "a cheap date," the miniaturized sport has been popular since the 19th
There's no two ways about it: much like a lot of print media nowadays, newspapers are in trouble.
This morning, at 3 a.m.
It's a good day for an old (but not terribly difficult) word riddle:
Alone, I am nothing.
With B, I am purchased.
With F, I am struggled.
I once joined a girlfriend on a classical music-themed cruise through the Greek isles.
The Large Hadron Collider is scheduled to fire up today, so to calm your fears by reading 8 Fictional Doomsday Devices More Dangerous Than the Large Hadron Collider.