In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
The classic Seinfeld episode “The Bottle Deposit” will be 15 years old in May.
Of the 5.9 million brackets filled out in the ESPN Tournament Challenge, only two accurately predicted the Final Four (Butler, Virginia Commonwealth, Connecticut and Kentucky).
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Nick Pitera may be the most talented person I've ever seen.
From the Annals of Too Much Time: someone over at Deadspin has put in the effort to compile a box score for the film "Space Jam." Or as they subtitled it, "Shawn Bradley Sucked Against
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My kitten waits until long after everyone is retired for the night and then announces to the entire house that someone forgot to close the piano.
"The brain is a very big place, in a very small space" -Carl Sagan, in the latest Symphony of Science song.
Do you have a burning desire to start a powerful new movement, but can’t quite figure out how to concisely encapsulate your vision, ideals and goals to the world?
In 2001, famed chef and television host Julia Child donated her entire kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire happened 100 years ago today. In this article first posted in 2009, Kara Kovalchik looks back at what caused five famous fires.
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.
You hear about cases every so often: a mother lifting a car to rescue a pinned child, performing a feat of strength not usually available to humans.
Public Restroom to Reopen as Food Outlet
A 660-square-foot former men's restroom sitting on the Boston Common is set to reopen -as a sandwich shop!
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A year ago, we linked to a Metafilter thread in which the forum banded together to avert disaster for two young women from Russia. Now those who were there tell the entire story. One NSFW image.