France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
We are introducing a new column today, featuring links to some of the stranger news stories from the past week that you may have missed.
December 7, 1941: The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, leading to the entry of the United States into World War II. Wired has the short course on what happened.
I was once a Girl Scout, so I felt the pain of the youth who recently solicited my doorstep, toting miserable little items some wholesaler had signed off on.
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In many countries around the world today, children celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas.
While I've given up hope of ever owning another pair of Reebok pumps, or seeing the USSR neatly bound together by one thick line on a map again, I'm glad that Neatorama has at least given me
I received an unusually high number of emails yesterday, with all sorts of questions from readers.
"Are you sure you're using the word 'prolific' correctly?" (I'm not.
The word radioactivity always seems to bring up a number of glowing concerns. But maybe it's time you got over your fears and warmed up to the idea.
Major League Baseball's winter meetings just ended. As general managers return to their homes, the annual flurry of free agent signings and contract extensions is in full swing.
For those who don't yet know Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), I envy you because you're about to be introduced to one of the most stupendous, complicated, a
What's it like to work an Ebola outbreak? Aetiology has an interview with both a doctor and a water and sanitation expert with MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res in Uganda.
I suppose that unless you hire Sylvia Browne as your manager, it's impossible to predict which TV shows are going to be hits when considering prospective scripts.
My father (of the high seas, the Great Lakes) sent me these two pictures from a Sturgeon Bay, WI dry dock he was visiting yesterday.
While doing some research on readability tests -- ways to analyze the readability or linguistic complexity of a body of text -- I came across The Blog Readability Test, an online tool that analyzes th