The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
The Federal Duck Stamp Contest is the most prestigious wildlife art contest you’ve never heard of.
Fossils rock. So much so, in fact, that paleontologists have named a whole menagerie of prehistoric critters after their favorite musicians.
The percentage of adults over 25 with at least a bachelor's degree.
In many cases, that's probably a good thing.
Harold Camping predicted that the world would end in 2011. One documentarian was there to record the beginning of the end.
1. The word “umlaut” comes from one of the Brothers Grimm.
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On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. The great Ben Franklin had a few things to say that day.
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