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The Delicious Origins of 11 Fruitful Expressions

The fleshy, edible, seed-bearing parts of plants are a fruitful source of terms and phrases. We’ve picked eleven for you.<p>1. APPLE OF SOMEONE’S EYE<p>The …

Literature

Earth as seen from space http://t.co/gr8BcVy0pI

Mother turtle teaching her baby how to swim: http://t.co/Ng0mt7doHv

One of the most endangered primate species in the world - The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey. http://t.co/jEnm1u3Btc

12 Enjoyable Names for Relatively Common Things

Fancy yourself a logophile ... and didn't have to look up "logophile"? See if you know these 12 words for common things.<p><b>1.</b> The plastic table-like …

William Shakespeare’s Father: Official Ale-Taster of Stratford-upon-Avon

Today William Shakespeare’s life is discussed and debated almost as much as his plays and poems are—so much so, in fact, that a handful of his …

Confucius say. http://t.co/nemWQtjMWF

The Very First Issues of 19 Famous Magazines

These magazines have come a long way since Volume 1, Issue 1. Here's what they looked like way back in the beginning.<p>1. Time<p><b>Date:</b> March 3, 1923<p>The …

Silicon Valley

How Eavesdropping Was Punished in Medieval Times

When people live together in small communities they can be a great source of comfort and support to each other—but they can also really get on each …

Staten Island

6 Celebrities Rejected for Military Service

For every actor or entertainer who interrupted a lucrative career to serve their country during wartime—Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable among …

IKEA Unveiled Furniture That Charges Your Smartphone

As any regular smartphone user will tell you, being near an outlet at all times is a must. With app use on the rise, phones are dying quicker than …

New York Times

11 Chores and Tasks Technology Will Make Obsolete

With new gadgets and advances in technology being made every year, basic chores are becoming easier and easier. Pretty soon, you won’t have to worry …

With just a compass and a pair of snowshoes, Simon Beck creates art

Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years — and the results are astonishing.<p>The British snowshoe artist is famous for the detailed geometrical designs that he creates by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can only be seen from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby …

Skiing

Camouflaging An Airplane Factory

Back in the 40s, during the war, the Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank was a massive facility that produced warplanes from the P-38 to the B-17 bomber.<p>…

Literature

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is thinner, made of glass and metal, and has a curved screen version<p>Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones have powerful processors, very high resolution screens and a new metal and glass design – but sacrifices have been made in pursuit of premium …

Phones

21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You're Quoting Shakespeare

William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily …

Literature

How All 32 NFL Teams Got Their Names

What do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles? Here are the stories behind the …

64 People and Their Famous Last Words

In her 2014 memoir, Ginger Alden revealed then-fiance Elvis Presley's final words before his death in 1977. During a night of sleeplessness, Presley …

New Jersey

5 People in the Wrong Place, at the Wrong Time—Multiple Times

<i>tofugu.com</i><p>1. Tsutomu Yamaguchi<p>At 8:15 am on August 6, 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi (above)—who was in Hiroshima on a business trip for Mitsubishi Heavy …

15 Banknotes That Show Queen Elizabeth’s Aging Process

Queen Elizabeth II has, of course, been pictured on British currency for much of her reign, but she has also appeared on the money of various British …

Mark Twain

The Dark Origins of 11 Classic Nursery Rhymes

In the canon of great horror writing, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley tend to dominate the craft. But …