Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
If real-life high school students did what the kids on the TV show Glee do, they could be liable for millions of dollars in fines. But the show will not address the issue at all.
When Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, the sport's handful of sponsors were almost exclusively local businesses. Today, organizations and companies from Aaron's Inc.
The World Cup kicks off tomorrow, with the host country South Africa taking on Mexico.
Even if they're not the ones on stage belting out their tunes, songwriters can make quite bit of cash from publishing royalties.
The New York Times has an online feature that allows users to get dictionary definitions of words within feature articles.
A few people who are missing a limb, or one of the senses, or have some other physical anomaly are notable for achievements in the very area in which they were supposedly restricted.
Device: Motorized Roller Skates
Purpose: Transportation in rural areas/delivery services in cities
Manufactured by the Motorized Roller Skate Company located in Detroit, these self-pro
Wearing flowers in your hair is so passe. These days, it's all about wearing only flowers and leaves.
Here are anagrams of five proper names, which can be unscrambled to form five other proper names, all related in an obvious way.
Mathematician Skip Garibaldi worked out the most geometric layouts for more stars if the US flag has to be updated when more states join the union.
Why sit through a whole boring movie if you can get the best parts together in one easy YouTube video? A real time-saver. Enjoy these "best of" compilations from Movieparts.biz.
Earlier today under Ethan's "Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable?" story, reader Harry pointed out that Oklahoma's official state vegetable is the watermelon.
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I'm pleased to announce the triumphant return* of the most useful site of the century, Celebrities Eating Dot Com.
Elephants might not actually be terrified of mice, but they do have one serious animal phobia -- they hate bees.