The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
Al Capone, the infamous mobster and convicted tax cheat, spent 4.5 years of his prison sentence at Alcatraz.
Apollo astronauts couldn't buy life insurance if their lives depended on it. But NASA came up with a seemingly silly but genius scheme to raise money in the event of an on-the-job death.
If you haven't seen the "double rainbow" video on YouTube, get ready for something, uh, intense.
Yesterday's post about graffiti turned up some interesting info on a similar phenomenon sometimes referred to as Unapproved Signage (sometimes it doubles as installation art).
They're called phonies, posers, and knock-offs. But the hard-working fans in tribute bands deserve a little respect.
If you're familiar with Brazil, you probably already know about the colorful shanty towns of the country, known as favelas, many of which are built precariously along the sides of massive mountai
When I was eight, the only thing I was building were forts made out of couch cushions.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items.
Here in Los Angeles, cars rule. You've all heard the Missing Persons' song "Walking in LA" - well it's true: nobody walks here. It's just not that kind of town.
So this actually happened: on March 17, 2009, the United Nations sponsored a panel discussion that "explored some of the themes that are of importance to both the United Nations and the critical
Where there's smoke, there's fire; and where there's fire, there's heat.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their
In 2009, U.S. airlines collected $2.7 billion in baggage fees.
From the 1958 until 1992, the Greenbriar Resort in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia sat on top of a secret.
Maybe some of these are common knowledge, and I'm just out of the loop (very possible), but I hadn't seen any of these methods before I watched these instructional videos.
How to take off
Graffiti has come a long way over the years. Largely thanks to artists like Banksy and Blek le Rat, some graffiti is now recognized as the clever art form it really is.