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It’s a known fact that cheese can make anything at least 40% better. Here’s a look at the back stories of a few familiar cheeses.... READ ON
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You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though?... READ ON
Gutzon Borglum began carving Mount Rushmore on this date in 1927. Here's everything you need to know about the famous tourist... READ ON
Relax, Hallmark conspiracy theorists. Boxing Day isn’t some prank to confuse America.... READ ON
Before anyone brings home the hardware, let’s answer a few questions about John Heisman and his trophy.... READ ON
When you belly up to the bar, how well do you know the cocktail you're ordering? The ingredients of these famous tipples may be familiar to bar patrons the world over, but some of their origins are as debatable as those of the Flaming Moe. Here's a quick rundown of where some of your favorite drinks entered a glass for the first time. 1. The... READ ON
Because it's tradition! But how did this tradition begin?... READ ON
Michael Jackson’s 1988 autobiography Moonwalk was edited by Jackie O.