John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.
Everyone knows that states have their own official flags, seals, flowers, songs, mottoes and so on. But some states have an official something for just about every category you can come up with.
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The big bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been big news this week. But what does it mean to you?
Whether you call it "mini golf," "putt putt," or "a cheap date," the miniaturized sport has been popular since the 19th
There's no two ways about it: much like a lot of print media nowadays, newspapers are in trouble.
This morning, at 3 a.m.
It's a good day for an old (but not terribly difficult) word riddle:
Alone, I am nothing.
With B, I am purchased.
With F, I am struggled.
I once joined a girlfriend on a classical music-themed cruise through the Greek isles.
The Large Hadron Collider is scheduled to fire up today, so to calm your fears by reading 8 Fictional Doomsday Devices More Dangerous Than the Large Hadron Collider.
Two readers, Corrine and Hill-Dawg, requested a post on the American artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007).
Who knew there were so many historical elephants? I was aware of Dumbo (fiction, I know), and I was aware of Jumbo (P.T. Barnum's famous elephant), but they are just the tip of the iceberg.
The Japanese are reporting that Kim il Jong has been dead since 2003.
The ad world is all abuzz about the new Microsoft Windows commercial featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates. It's a bit hokey, rather long, and, well, it just doesn't make any sense.
by Ian Lender
More than a century ago, Christian fundamentalists invented cereal to promote a healthy lifestyle free of sin.
What's a loop?