The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
Even if you know all the words, do you know what they were about?
I don’t know about you, but I love tiny versions of normal sized things: miniature dogs, mini cupcakes, tiny hats, Little Sebastian, free sample spoons at ice cream shops, everything.
Thirteen of these etymological tall-tales, taken from word origins guide Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons, are explained and debunked here.
We hear some songs so often on the radio that we automatically sing along with them, but how much of what we’re singing do we really understand?
In 1973, a geography professor suggested that the U.S. redraw its antiquated state boundaries.
From 1960 to 1980, the Athletics were owned by an eccentric self-made millionaire with no shortage of big, bad, amusing ideas. Mule ride, anyone?
The Great Chicago Fire killed 300 people, left some 100,000 homeless, and destroyed $200 million worth of property. Was a cow really to blame?
On Sunday, Felix Dennis died at his home in Dorsington, England, near Stratford-upon-Avon. He was 67.
The man who brought you Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Avengers, and so much more turns 50 today—and he's said some pretty wise words along the way.
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