How a Pelican Survives a 40-Foot Drop Into the Ocean With No Broken Bones
It's more dangerous than it looks.... READ ON
Take a Virtual Tour of Atlantium, Australia's Smallest 'Country'
The 200-acre micronation overlooks the Lachlan River Valley in New South Wales.... READ ON
Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years
Constellations are temporary.... READ ON
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How to Destroy the Non-Paper £5 Note
It's nearly impossible to tear...but scientists don't stop there.... READ ON
Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding
A new video of blue whales feeding in New Zealand shows they're picky about which meals are worth the effort.... READ ON
The Fascinating and Miniature World of Bonsai Trees
Each Bonsai Tree Tells a Story... READ ON
What Makes Peregrine Falcons the Fastest Animals on Earth?
Cruising at rates between 40 and 60 miles per hour, one might say that the predatory bird is the cheetah of the sky.... READ ON
Here's How British and American Spelling Parted Ways
A colourful tale of dictionaries, politics, and national identity.... READ ON
The Woman Behind the 1888 PR Stunt That Helped Launch an Auto Giant
How a trip to mother's house introduced a famous luxury brand to the world.... READ ON
A Delicious Asset: Inside Italy's Cheese Bank
Wheels of parmigiano-reggiano can be worth thousands of dollars, making them a safe bet for banks looking for collateral.... READ ON
These Cookies Put a Delicious Twist on Graphic Design
Desserts that look like they belong in a frame, not on a plate.... READ ON
Star Wars Fan Builds a Millennium Falcon-Inspired Theater for His Kids
The ceiling contains a built-in frame to support a tablet.... READ ON
How the Wild Cat Became a Beloved Family Pet
Cats and humans have a long history together.... READ ON
The Man Who Tunneled Through a Mountain Just to Help His Neighbors
One person really can make a difference, but sometimes it takes 22 years of grueling work.... READ ON
The Cheapest Toll Ever Paid At the Panama Canal
It's a record that will likely never be broken.... READ ON
Some Common Words Secretly Contain Whole Phrases Within Them
Our language can be more economical than you may realize.... READ ON

It took three people to compose “The Hokey Pokey." Roland Lawrence “Larry” LaPrise, Charles Macack, and Taft Baker wrote the tune in 1949 to entertain tired skiers at nightclubs in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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