At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
In 1859, George W. Matsell, the first Chief of Police in New York City, published a glossary of terms used by criminals.
Even if you’re a hardcore fan of the biggest sport in the country, there may still be a few things you don’t know about the pigskin. Feel free to break these nuggets out during the big game.
Based on his experiences as a POW during the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is (rightfully) considered a modern literary masterpiece.
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Getting your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables can seem like a chore, but once you know these facts about what you’re munching, you’ll have something to talk about as you’re passing
In this week's episode of The Big Question, Craig Benzine answers a question from Zraluer.
These chicken varieties don’t fit the mold.
When something is named after a person or a place or a company, we call that name an eponym. Eponyms are everywhere—in science, medicine, the arts.
Any writer knows that unsolicited advice about their work is easy to come by, but finding inspiration on those days when the words just won’t come is a lot tougher.
These towns may not have the biggest populations, but their clever slogans are second to none.
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