TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
Definitely my favorite link this week: an ?elderly man in a nursing home reacts to hearing music from his era?.
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From my friend Marcela, 12 things you probably didn't know about Home Alone.
From 1757 to 1775, Ben Franklin lived in an elegant four-story Georgian house at No. 36 Craven Street in London during his time as an ambassador for the American colonies.
In the final years of World War II, both the Allied and Axis Powers knew that there was no chance of defeating Hitler without cracking his grasp on Western Europe, and both sides knew that Northern Fr
Friday the 13th needn't have you scared -you aren't superstitious, are you? I didn't think so. So grab your black cat, relax, and try to spell triskaidekaphobia.
Finally, today we move into the ‘90s. If you missed previous posts this week, the ‘60s can be found here, the ‘70s here, and the ‘80s down yonder.
In November of 1960, JFK was elected president. Three years later, he was assassinated in Dallas. But Richard Paul Pavlick had gotten close enough to kill JFK first.
Installment #11: In the years leading up the First World War, weapons technology advanced with such breathtaking speed that it became impossible to imagine what combat in the next war would actually l
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.
Ready to get fired up about America's space program? Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson drop some knowledge on the history of NASA and current spending priorities.
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This isn't exactly what tourism bureaus want you to picture when you hear a town or region's name.
Kidnap Victim Saved by Twitter Followers
Lynn Peters of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent out a Tweet that her boyfriend had been kidnapped Sunday night.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge:
Unscramble the letters in
to make a two word phrase.
Here is the ANSWER.
The Countess of Rothes was the most distinguished of all the Titanic passengers, and the only one with a title.