History

History

Do Diamonds really last forever
Science
You’ve probably heard the phrase on television, seen it in a magazine ad or even contained within the title of a James Bond movie. Of course, we’re talking ...
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Did penguins inhabit the Northern Hemisphere?
History
The Southern Hemisphere is home to those familiar, black and white flightless birds we know as the penguin. But what about the Northern Hemisphere? Are there any species of penguin that once called the Arctic Circle home? ...
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Hoover Dam Longevity
History
Even today, 75 years after it was built, it remains one of the largest, most reliable hydroelectric generators in the US. Something like that can't last forever, can it? Does the Hoover Dam have a set lifespan or expiration date? ...
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The Origin of the Easter Bunny
History
Easter is the Christian holiday which celebrates Jesus's resurrection. Children enjoy treats brought by the Easter Bunny, coloring eggs and often enjoying some time off school as many school's spring breaks are scheduled around this time. Where does the Easter Bunny come from, and what does it have to do with Jesus? ...
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The Most Decorated Military Unit
History
In 1944, the most decorated unit in US military history was fighting fiercely on the European front. You'd be surprised to find out that their families back in the states were in an internment camp of all places. ...
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Origins of Soda pop
Fun Facts
A soft drink (also referred to as soda, coke, pop, soda pop, or fizzy drink) is a non-alcoholic beverage that usually contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a flavoring agent. Where did the word 'soft drink' come from? Today we find out... ...
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World's First Robot
History
When we think of robots, we normally think of electronic machines in the shape of humans - like cyborgs and androids - or other autonomous devices like the Roomba. ...
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The Secret U.S. President
History
Did America have a secret president at one point? Who was really running the country in 1919? Today we explore history little known facts. ...
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witches on a broomstick
Weird
The depiction of a witch riding a broomstick goes back a long way. It's become a bit of an iconic image. It reminds us of Halloween and thanks to the Wizard of Oz, scared the pants off of us when we were children. But what's the origin? ...
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What was in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction?
Entertainment
It's easily the most asked question about Pulp Fiction. "What was in the briefcase?" Everyone has an opinion or theory about it, let's explore some of them and then you can draw your own conclusions. ...
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Native American diseases
Health
Why didn't the Europeans get wiped out by Native American diseases? Or did they? Today we'll look at how Indian diseases impacted Europeans. ...
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What is the World's Most Expensive Flower?
Fun Facts
Chinese scientists in agricultural research grew an orchid that was sold at auction for a record amount. It's the world's most expensive flower. ...
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Origins of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Entertainment
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by the department store chain Montgomery Ward as a way to save money on their annual Christmas promotions. ...
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World's most loyal dog - Hachiko
Entertainment
Hachiko's loyalty is undeniable. He continued to return to the train station precisely when the train was due, and wait for his owner. For 9 years. ...
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