In 1963, Singapore declared its independence from Great Britain.
Between our look at the longest prison sentences the other day and the 69-year-old pitch drop experiment finally getting caught on camera last month, reader Justin got curious and wrote in to ask, “wh
There's usually a doctor around in the movies, and they save the day. But what about in real life?
It took more than two weeks after Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed to find a grave for his body.
Reader Alistair wrote in wondering about the supposed origins of C-Sections: “Was Julius Caesar really born this way and is it the origin of the medical procedure?”
Traditionally, when you speak of your own good fortune, you follow up with a quick knock on a piece of wood to keep your luck from going bad.
Before it was called PBR or even Pabst, the official beer of hipsters, old blue collar Wisconsinites and Frank Booth was brewed under the name Best Select, starting in 1875.
Reader Gabrielle wrote in to ask: “Can a pope be ousted? And has it happened before?”
When the Catholic cardinals meet to pick a new pope in the “papal conclave,” they’re sequestered in the Sistine Chapel so that their deliberations aren’t influenced by the outside world and that their