Uncover the secrets of the dawn chorus and why birds choose to sing in the early hours.
Uncover the key features that set hawks and falcons apart, including their flight patterns, eye color, size, and hunting techniques.
Are black cats bad luck? Uncover the fascinating myths and legends surrounding these enigmatic creatures and learn why they've been both feared and revered throughout history.
The apostrophe in Presidents Day—or President's Day or Presidents's Day—is all over the place ... or nowhere to be found at all.
Learn how to “spot” the differences between jaguars and leopards based on their anatomy, behavior, and geographic ranges.
Swine don‘t really sweat much. So why do we associate them with being nervous?
Many believed the origin of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was a cow kicking over a lantern. A map of the fire’s path suggested otherwise.
Are wallabies kangaroos? Learn about the family connection and physical traits that set them apart in the animal kingdom.
Along with Mercury in retrograde, the full moon is a pretty popular scapegoat for bad luck and bizarre behavior. Is it warranted?
Are frogs and toads really that different? Get the facts on their appearance, habitats, and breeding habits and learn how to tell them apart.
Uncover the intriguing history of how the seasons got their names and the meanings behind them.
Both cats live in North America. Here's how to tell the difference between the two wild felines.
The National Football League doesn’t want to confuse you.
The idiom has little to do with playing with our food and more to do with equine diets.
Discover the science behind that irresistible “new car smell”—and whether it need to roll down your windows.
The origins and meaning of 'tarnation' are simple; its 'Looney Tunes' legacy is anything but.
Did pirates wear eye patches to see better in the dark? Find out the truth behind the iconic style choice.
Those mysterious white lines you often see on the road right before a storm aren't just for show.
In the United States, the most common pronunciation is “FEB-yoo-air-ee.” Both Merriam-Webster and American Heritage dictionaries consider the common pronunciation correct, along with the less common, more traditional standard “FEB-roo-air-ee.”
The U.S. government is constantly moving its nuclear weapons from one facility to another, which means you may have passed one on the highway without even realizing it.
Why is February spelled the way it is? Delve into the linguistic evolution of the month’s name and its journey from Latin to modern English.
Barking into the abyss is a frequent complaint of pet owners, but there's an explanation. (And no, it's not aliens.)
Why do we cross our fingers when we’re hoping for a lucky break? Dig into the theories and symbolism behind this age-old gesture.
Since 1976, Black History Month has been celebrated in February—and it's because of two specific dates on the calendar.