The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
These eight states have distinctly designated official state dinosaurs, honoring the living, breathing, occasionally flesh-ravaging creatures that once roamed their land.
Cows poop between 10 and 15 times a day. Plus, they pee around 10 times a day. All that waste adds up pretty quickly, and standing in their own filth can make the cows sick.
While plenty of people have geeky tee shirts, nerdy shoes are far less common—but shoes are great because, unlike tees, you can wear them day in and day out if you so please.
The first CIA men had to be really smart or a slightly crazy. Frank Wisner, the father of American covert operations, was both.
Here are the origins of some familiar insults that will make calling out all the rubes, bums, cretins, and punks in your life a more fulfilling experience.
Mister Rogers and Benjamin Wagner really were neighbors. Here are 46 things Wagner learned about this great man and his essential pioneering work.
There are millions of people, even in the mostly monolingual US, who speak more than one language at home. Competence in three languages is not unusual. But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages?
Mister Rogers passed away 10 years ago today. He may be gone but he's certainly not forgotten, especially in our house where my four-year-old daughter and I watch a clip each night.
During the British Raj, or dominion over India (1757-1947), English gained a number of words from Hindi and other Indian languages.
When singer-songwriter Lori McKenna’s son was in second grade, he did a book report on Ruby Bridges, the African-American elementary school student who famously crossed the desegregation lines in 1960
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