In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
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We previously covered some of the many alternate histories out there. Here are seven more intriguing ways the world could be completely different.
While museums dedicated to Spam and barbed wire are strange in their specificity, some museums are just plain bizarre in their subject matter. Here are some of the weirdest museums ever curated.
Founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is home to some of the most beautiful—and most accurate—dioramas in the world.
When I was a kid, my parents often tried to sell me on the idea that carrots were good for my eyes—and if I wanted to avoid vision correction in the future, I would eat them now.
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Fascinating migration data within the United States -- you can see where people are coming from or moving to county by county.
We've about completed the first week of autumn, and it's been wonderful so far.
Though fingerprints are handy for identifying perps, biologically, scientists still aren't quite sure what our fingerprints are for.
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If your bread wallet is empty and you need to line the flue, knight the ribbons and mosey to a beanery.