Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
Benjamin Franklin was many things: printer, inventor, postmaster, turkey-zapper, constitution-signer, and connoisseur of fart jokes. The founding father fancied flatus.
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On this date in 1986, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven people on board—including physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space.
Yann Frisch is a French sleight-of-hand artist best known for a routine called <a href="http://yann-frisch.com/baltass.html">Baltass</a> (a portmanteaux of the French words for &
Get cozy and enjoy these historical photos of snow day shenanigans. Who knows—maybe they'll inspire you to bundle up, venture out, and have some fun.
When some words hit the big time, they left clunky related words behind.
Because it's very cold.
Implausible as it may seem, your harmless little maltipoo puppy descended from a fearsome line of bloodthirsty wolves.
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