E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame is the "White" of Strunk and White.
Back in 1999, Sports Illustrated ranked the 50 all-time greatest sports figures from every state.
From lost coin flips to misidentified foliage.
A mere 3 percent of the American Museum of Natural History’s 33 million specimens and artifacts are on view at the New York City institution.
Fans of MythBusters will point out that Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage proved several years ago that five seconds on the floor was enough for tasty morsels to attract all sorts of bacteria—but a new st
Today, if we have specific needs or questions, we can usually find a specific forum or website to help us. But a century ago, there was only the Classifieds section of your town’s newspaper.
“Write what you know,” they say. So it makes sense that many authors take a good look around at friends and family when creating characters for their books.
Sure, you're familiar with some version of these books that were committed to film. But you might not have known about these...
These companies know that the unknown will always be more exciting than "some mayo and paprika."
You can’t ask a tree or a whale how old they are, and most of them weren’t tracked from birth. So how do you tell their age? How do you find out the age of things without a calendar?
If you have a secret to keep, a good place to do so is in a safe inside another safe in the control room of a nuclear-class submarine far below the surface of the ocean.
I know what you're going to ask: Yes, Grover Cleveland gets two facts. He earned it.
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