In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
In the early 1970s, millions of Americans bought and wore metal bracelets each inscribed with the name of one American who was missing in action or a POW in the Vietnam War.
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Extra! Extra! "They're two of the most recognized and beloved characters in American culture -- Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
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Apologies for this column being a day late, but I've been focused on doing my part to crank out the next issue of mental_floss magazine.
As Ralph Kramden used to say, "One of these days, Alice, bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!" Watch out, Alice, that day may have arrived!
Remember those little fuzzy bear things that saved the day in the movie Return of the Jedi?
From Badgers and Boilermakers to Hoosiers and Hawkeyes, the Big Ten Conference boasts an interesting set of school nicknames.
Premiering Sunday, November 7, on the National Geographic Channel: Great Migrations.
Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Minnesota has been ordered to pay Capitol Records $1.5 million for illegally downloading and sharing 24 songs on file-sharing network Kazaa in 2006.
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Back in high school daze, my buddy Jackson Landers was a hyperactive polymath who could always be counted on to have the most interesting summer plans.
You have to love when a company has a sense of humor about its products… and when your product is Mr. Potato Head, how can you not?
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