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Student at Texas Christian University studying writing. Tea drinker, synesthete, and corgi lover.
Though he invented the telephone, nobody knew what Alexander Graham Bell’s voice sounded like outside of his immediate associations. His last living relative who had heard him speak, granddaughter Mabel Grosvenor, died in 2006, and with her the last memor
Any child can tell you that banning something is almost a surefire way of piquing an interest in it. Some governments, however, decided that banning these unusual things was an easy fix for their problems.
The brain, though a small organ, is responsible for a lot of things. It makes your body move, tells your heart to beat, and keeps you breathing without conscious effort. So it might make sense that using our brains for strenuous mental activity tires us o
Sometimes perfume companies market their fragrances a little bit erroneously. Here are a few common scents that aren’t as accurate as you think.
In 1872, part of a damaged whale mandible and set of teeth were found on Pitt Island in New Zealand. Initially thought to be bones from the Scamperdown whale, also known as Gray’s beaked whale, it was not until 1874 that John Edward Gray—who discovered th
Clothing has to come from somewhere, and any seasoned knitter or crochet fanatic knows that the fibers your yarn is made from make a big difference when it comes to quality of the product. Here are five strange fibers that you probably don’t know you coul
High heels, though a staple of nearly every woman’s closet these days, aren’t exactly the most reasonably designed footwear. We wobble and slip and turn our ankles on every uneven stone, but refuse to trade them in for more sensible flats and sneakers. Wh
If you’re looking to spice up your vocabulary, Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words has you covered.