Fifty years ago today, the VelcroÂ® trademark was registered. Let's celebrate by taking a look back at the... READ ON
On May 6, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was opened to the public. Here's a little history.
Believe it or not, the Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be in Barcelona. But thinking the thing would end up looking like an eyesore, the city rejected Gustave Eiffel's plans, and he was forced to repitch the project elsewhere. Luckily, Eiffel found a home for his idea in Paris, where the Tower could serve as the main archway for the 1889 International Exposition.
Amazingly, the Tower didn't exactly go over... READ ON
We've read their comics, watched their movies, TV shows and cartoons, and dressed like them for Halloween. But where did our favorite superheroes come... READ ON
From the Revolution up to the turn of the 20th century, America preferred that its presidential candidates be seen and not heard. The presidency was regarded as so solemn an office that it was considered indecent and prideful to aspire to. Instead, candidates were to approach nomination as if it were something that just happened to them—"Oh golly. Well, if the People say I must, I guess I have to!"
While the candidates had their hands full cultivating the self-effacing persona of an honest... READ ON
The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.