France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
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Radioactive junkyards remain dangerous for millennia. So how do you keep future generations from all that toxic trash? With a sign, of course!
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Here are a collection of sketches that never got the full "Live from New York" treatment—for one reason or another.
The Olympic rings are everywhere this month, from the Athletes' Village in Sochi to cereal boxes in the U.S. Here's a look at what they're supposed to symbolize.
It was 50 years ago this week that the Beatles first landed in the U.S. and set off a wave of Beatlemania from coast to coast with their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
You may know where these neighborhoods are, but do you know what their names mean?