Laura Turner Garrison
Joined: Nov 21, 2012
10 Other Mother’s Days from Around the World
6 Modern Societies Where Women Rule
Where Are They Now? Diseases That Killed You in Oregon Trail
17 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in July
We’re having a heat wave ... of outstanding, offbeat July holidays!
20 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in February
There are plenty of reasons to party this month.
7 Other Famous Abbeys in England
The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle. Highclere Castle is the stand-in for Downton Abbey, the eponymous location of the mega-popular British series about an upstairs-downstairs household in the early 1
Happy Thesaurus Day!
Forget weight loss and penny-pinching, make a resolution to keep this year a little more unconventional. What better way to start than with a few offbeat holidays and anniversaries you can easily observe? 1. January 1: First Foot
25 Quick By-The-Numbers Facts about U.S. Ambassadors
American diplomacy is as old as the country itself. In 1776, Benjamin Franklin traveled to Paris to serve as a commissioner on behalf of his newly declared country and solicit the support of the French for the American Revolution. Today, a primary functio
How the Neighborhoods of Manhattan Got Their Names
For an island of only 24 square miles, Manhattan sure has a lot of neighborhoods. Many have distinct monikers that might not seem intuitive to the lay-tourist, or even to a lifelong New Yorker.
How Did Slipping on a Banana Peel Become a Comedy Staple?
It is now a deadly weapon in Mario Kart and a slapstick comedy staple, but how did the banana peel gets its reputation as such a threatening object?A Danger to SocietyBefore the discovery of its comedic potential, the banana skin was considered a real pub
15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in February
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly no shortage of unusual holidays to celebrate. February 4th: Ice Cream for Breakfast
9 Comedians Who Ran for Office (Including Some Who Won)
© T.J. Kirkpatrick/Corbis Stephen Colbert's satirical campaign for "President of the United States of South Carolina" made headlines Friday, as he appeared with Herman Cain at the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally." Colbert, who'
The Lessons of Kwanzaa, as Taught by TV
December 26th wasn't just Boxing Day; it also marked the first day of the pan-African holiday celebrating African culture known as Kwanzaa. Founded in the mid-1960s by Maulana Karenga, a black studies professor at Cal State Long Beach, this holiday lasts
11 Offbeat December Holidays You Still Have Time to Celebrate
You don't need us to remind you about the major December holidays. But you do need us to tell you that it's Monkey
10 Coca-Cola Beverages You Won’t Find on U.S. Shelves
According to the Coca-Cola Company’s website, they currently manufacture 3500 different products in over 200 countries. Here are 10 unique Coca-Cola beverages you probably won’t find in your local grocery store.