Austin Thompson

Austin is a researcher and app developer from Albuquerque. Despite that, he only knows two extras from Breaking Bad.
10 of the Best-Selling Books in History (Minus Religious Texts)
21 Words We Owe to Shakespeare (And 4 We Don't)
The Myth of How Al Capone Gave Us the Term ‘Money Laundering’
Facts About Passover
Facts About Lupercalia—the Ancient Festival of Ritual Sacrifice
What Was the Original Reason for the 25th Amendment?
The History Behind 5 Rules Every U.S. Senator Needs to Follow
Facts About Seasonal Affective Disorder
Can a President Pardon Himself?
What Happens if the Electoral College Ties?
Can Members of the Electoral College Reverse the Results of a Presidential Election?
Is It Illegal to Take a Voting Booth Selfie?
Boston Tea Party Facts
When Did We Start Shaking Hands With People?
Facts About Disney
April Fools' Day Origins
Why Punxsutawney's Groundhog Is Named Phil
The Origins of Yule
Why Red and Green Are Christmas Colors
Daylight Saving Time Surprising Effects
How Halloween Candies Got Their Names
10 of the Best-Selling Authors of All Time
9 Myths About Theodore Roosevelt
25 Benefits of Adopting a Rescue Dog
6 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to Be True
The 35 Best-Selling Albums in American History
11 Facts About John James Audubon
America's 20 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
7 Strange Tax Code Quirks
Can a Person Refuse a Presidential Pardon?
6 Epidemics That Changed History
Inside the Upside Down: The Murky Origins of a Puzzling Christmas Tree Trend
The 20 Best-Selling Movie Soundtracks of All Time
25 Questions about Hanukkah, Answered!
Is the Confidentiality Disclaimer at the Bottom of an Email Legally Binding?
12 Facts About Mandarin Ducks
12 Surprising Effects of Daylight Saving Time
How Does Cryptocurrency Work?
17 Facts About the Apollo Program
The 10 Fastest Animals in the World
12 Furry Facts About Red Pandas
15 Facts About Lava
9 Common Misperceptions About Religious Observances
How Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials Got Their Names
8 Odd Items People Have Used to Decorate Christmas Trees
30 Cities Around the World That No Longer Exist
12 Pieces of 100-Year-Old Advice for Dealing With Your In-Laws
Can You Expel a Sitting Senator?
25 Bad Luck Superstitions from Around the World
What is a Grand Jury?


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