Visit a waterfall at dusk and you may see moonbows—nighttime rainbows.
Normally, if you need to lift a car, your best bet is a jack.
We’re all familiar with the phrase “raining cats and dogs,” but what about fish and frogs and raw meat?
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People have been lifting ideas from Mother Nature for decades. Velcro was inspired by the hooked barbs of thistle, and the first highway reflectors were made to mimic cat eyes.
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Once a necessary tool to warn mariners of land masses, lighthouses are now seen as iconic emblems of sea-travel and waterways—though many still offer navigation assistance to ships.
A century before most Americans were even driving, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on the mother of all road trips.
Throwing a fictional universe's characters together into one film (here's looking at you, The Avengers and Man of Steel: Superman Vs.
Who put the Flack in Flackville? That would be brick manufacturer Mr. Joseph F. Flack.