Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”
Jane Goodall arrived in Tanganyika in 1960 with no training but a lot of enthusiasm for studying chimpanzees.
In the 80s—a decade which I grow happier and happier I was mostly comatose during—it became fashionable for NFL teams to make delightfully cheesy team videos.
Some magazines have been around so long, we tend to forget there was a time when they were just fledgling start-ups.
Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, “How did the US states get their names?” This week, we’re tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.
Matthew Perry - the Commodore, not the Friend, caused a bit of a ruckus when he visited Japan in 1853.
Galco's Soda Pop Stop is a specialty store in Los Angeles that sells almost exclusively soda pop -- though there's also some candy and a deli counter tucked away in the back.
A few weeks ago we took a look at how 17 great American cities got their names.
Yesterday, we took a look at some of the symbolism behind various colors. If you missed it, be sure to check out part 1 right over here.
In that post, I revealed that blue was my favorite color.
You hear about cases of smugglers who traffic in slaves or illegal immigrants as cargo, often with horrific outcomes.
This video has been making the rounds lately, but I haven't seen a lot of accurate descriptions of what exactly is going on in it.
NOTE: Okay, I wrote a clunker. My apologies.
National Geographic Explores the Gulf Oil Spill. Read how it happened (and better yet, why) in a clear narrative without panic or sound bites.
In 2000, FAO Schwarz sold a one-of-a-kind Monopoly set for $100,000.
Two weeks ago I brought you The Late Movies: Baffling "Next on Mad Men" Clips, which seemed to strike a chord with other bloggers -- it was picked up by the New York Times as well as our fri
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