John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.
The Origins of Life.
The total number of humans born since 50,000 BC is estimated at 105.7 billion.
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C-SPAN can be pretty boring, unless you're watching Jon Stewart narrate the highlights. Personally, if I have to watch Congress on TV I much prefer O-SPAN, which is The Onion's coverage.
As a new mom, I’m a fan of caffeine. I mean, I liked it before. But now it’s a godsend. I prefer my caffeine in the normal formats, though – Diet Coke, lattes, most forms of chocolate.
Reader Brian writes in to ask "Why can you stay on a bicycle when moving, but not when it's standing still?"
Think of something like a table or a couch.
The same year that saw the invention of the atomic bomb also gave the world another hot device: the microwave oven.
The Gregory Brothers are well-known among internet nerds for their Auto-Tune the News video series.
I know some people who are really obsessed with the American Civil War.
Kristian von Homsleth is a Danish artist who aims to sink a giant, metal, star-shaped sculpture – that will have at its center a cylinder filled with (donated) human blood and hair – in the Marianas T
According to some estimates, upwards of 90% of the world’s curlers live in Canada.
Related Link: What Exactly Is Curling?
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The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).
How the iPhone changed the life of a blind man. Combine the Color ID app with VoiceOver, and it almost sees for you.
A squirrel built a nest on the outside of a window.
Back in February 2008 (posted again in January 2009), we brought you a list of 10 cool college landmarks, ranging from MIT's relatively new Stata Center to the 130-year-old Nott Memorial at Union
In looking up lists of "must read books" I fell upon this list of 100 books put together by the Art of Manliness.