The name “Black Friday” started with the Philadelphia Police Department in the early ‘60s. The term was a reaction to the congestion caused by holiday shoppers.
Whether it’s one creeping around some dark corner of your house or crawling over its web in a field or forest, most spiders we encounter are found on solid ground.
Forget the water parks, ditch the public swimming pools, and bid farewell to your sprinkler.
Don't panic if your kid hates broccoli.
You may have fed a few ducks in your lifetime, and maybe even seen a couple of ducklings waddling around—but how much do you really know about the common waterfowl?
A 124-year-old patent solves a persistent bathroom debate.
Neil Armstrong, who would have turned 85 years old today, is remembered as both a "reluctant American hero" and "the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams and ambitions."
A transparent dome that allows you to actually see the outdoors while you're enjoying the outdoors.
The British Library is looking for help to translate an inscription on a medieval sword.
Marty McFly's preferred mode of transport is at long last a reality.
The meticulous art of recreating wildlife habitats in a museum setting is one the public isn't 19so keen on anymore.
“It tastes like the ocean.”
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