Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
When I was a little dinosaur fan, all I wanted was a pet dinosaur. An Apatosaurus would have been choice—big enough to be impressive, but not especially likely to eat me.
“One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a pair of stocks,” writes Alice Morse Earle in Curious Punishments of Bygone Days.
Ever wonder if the actors who voice the villains are just as mean-looking as their on-screen counterparts? Wonder no more.
Stained glass tends to be made from, well, glass. But artist Eric Standley makes gorgeous and intricate designs reminiscent of the finest stained glass windows on earth using only one material—paper.
When Roger Ebert hated a film, he really didn't mince words.
An Oregon teen with Down syndrome joins an unrivaled group who have scaled, snowboarded, and rocked out on Mount Everest.
The United States Marines have their bulldogs and the Army has their mules, but the Norwegian Royal Guard has a mascot a little more accustomed to colder temperatures: Nils Olav, a King Penguin who is
Sometimes called safe rooms, these fortified bunkers are meant to shelter people during an attack, a burglary, or an extreme weather event.
Reader Jane wrote in to note that clouds look so nice and fluffy and lighter-than-air, so they certainly can’t weigh much. Right?
Arachnophobes, read no further: These massive spiders can’t be dispatched by a shoe or rolled-up newspaper.