France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
The total number of humans born since 50,000 BC is estimated at 105.7 billion.
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C-SPAN can be pretty boring, unless you're watching Jon Stewart narrate the highlights. Personally, if I have to watch Congress on TV I much prefer O-SPAN, which is The Onion's coverage.
As a new mom, I’m a fan of caffeine. I mean, I liked it before. But now it’s a godsend. I prefer my caffeine in the normal formats, though – Diet Coke, lattes, most forms of chocolate.
Reader Brian writes in to ask "Why can you stay on a bicycle when moving, but not when it's standing still?"
Think of something like a table or a couch.
The same year that saw the invention of the atomic bomb also gave the world another hot device: the microwave oven.
The Gregory Brothers are well-known among internet nerds for their Auto-Tune the News video series.
I know some people who are really obsessed with the American Civil War.
Kristian von Homsleth is a Danish artist who aims to sink a giant, metal, star-shaped sculpture – that will have at its center a cylinder filled with (donated) human blood and hair – in the Marianas T
According to some estimates, upwards of 90% of the world’s curlers live in Canada.
Related Link: What Exactly Is Curling?
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The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).
How the iPhone changed the life of a blind man. Combine the Color ID app with VoiceOver, and it almost sees for you.
A squirrel built a nest on the outside of a window.
Back in February 2008 (posted again in January 2009), we brought you a list of 10 cool college landmarks, ranging from MIT's relatively new Stata Center to the 130-year-old Nott Memorial at Union
In looking up lists of "must read books" I fell upon this list of 100 books put together by the Art of Manliness.
Thursday was the 53rd anniversary of the death of Qi Baishi (1864-1957), who is considered an “obscure Chinese artist” by westerners but “the Picasso of China” by the Chinese.