Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in December 1891. The first game was played with two peach baskets and a soccer ball.
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The names of which two U.S.
The Museum of the Confederacy is asking your help in identifying the people in eight Civil War-era photographs.
Lawn darts, or Jarts, were all the rage in the 1980s.
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On this day of amazing lists of 11 here at mental_floss, it seems fitting to share another notable compilation of that number.
??"My Very Early Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.” Whatever mnemonic you used, you probably had to learn nine planets. (Younger readers may be learning just eight!) But our solar system actua
Apple uses secret internal code names for many of its products before they're released.
After legendary game show host Richard Dawson passed away last week, Gawker dug up a single Dawson released in 1967.
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1. Ho-Chunk is the language of the Hocák Nation, more commonly known as the Winnebago tribe of Wisconsin and Nebraska.
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