France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Runners dressed as Forrest Gump, Elvis, Bozo the Clown and the Cat in the Hat all crossed the finish line in front of me at the Boston Marathon one year.
So did a shirtless participant running back
What would you think of someone if they featured one or more of these Social Networking Pillows in their house? I think I would laugh and then give them the side-eye. But wait, there's more!
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The group Led Zeppelin has copyrights on quite a few songs that were recorded much earlier. Other songs they never filed for copyright, but credited to themselves instead of the composer.
Let's try something! It's a trivia contest, but you only get six words. Like Six-Word Memoirs, only much less ambitious. Here are some examples I plucked from our vast trivia
So I found this interesting question posed on Reddit today -- something I've wondered myself -- could you use all the people working out at a busy gym to generate power?
A while back we announced our James K. Polk Trivia Contest, which was posted in part because of a crack I made about the Polk administration on The Rachael Ray Show.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
1996 was a heady time for popular music.
The proud papa isn’t able to pass out cigars, but there was still plenty of celebrating at the Cincinnati Zoo, where earlier this month a giraffe has been born for the first time in 26 years.
Reader Cathy wrote in wondering what becomes of a donor’s DNA once it gets inside another person during a blood
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
In 1989, a couple of dudes spent six weeks driving across the country taking pictures of people in malls. The results were fantastic.
£20,000 Dog Wedding
Around 80 guests attended a lavish wedding in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, England.
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Dennis has 3 pieces of in-circulation U.S.