In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
I know people who describe themselves as "bread obsessives" or "pizza fanatics" -- often they're talented in the kitchen and have latched onto one aspect of food or food cultu
Back in 2009, we discussed the origins of the names TiVo, Blackberry and Hulu, among others. Here's how eight more tech companies, websites and gadgets got their names.
This is so delightfully stupid I had to share it.
I guess it's to be expected in the country where car culture was invented -- after all, we've got drive-thru restaurants, wedding chapels, strip clubs, trees, and prayer booths.
If you’re impressed by the things being done with 3D projectors in a movie theatre, you’ll likely be blown away by the work of Mr. Beam. On the Mr.
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Is Chernobyl a Wild Kingdom or a Radioactive Den of Decay?
Last week, the state-controlled Chinese Central Bank released figures indicating the country now holds over $3 trillion dollars in foreign-exchange reserves.
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Pixar explains (in a really short video) how animation works, its history, and even creates a beautiful 3D sculpture to go with it.
I always enjoy, and occasionally use, the Twitter hashtag #first
Runners dressed as Forrest Gump, Elvis, Bozo the Clown and the Cat in the Hat all crossed the finish line in front of me at the Boston Marathon one year.
So did a shirtless participant running back
What would you think of someone if they featured one or more of these Social Networking Pillows in their house? I think I would laugh and then give them the side-eye. But wait, there's more!
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The group Led Zeppelin has copyrights on quite a few songs that were recorded much earlier. Other songs they never filed for copyright, but credited to themselves instead of the composer.