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The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

Civilization was powered by the humble chicken, says author.<p>For most of us, the word "chicken" spells a cold, clammy slab of plastic-wrapped white meat plucked out of the refrigerated section of our local supermarket. But in the ancient world, and in many cultures today, chickens had deep religious …

Blake Sims jukes through the entire Texas A&M defense for a TD

Alabama is -- wait for it -- rolling, up 24-0.<p>Making one move that leavesan opposing defender helpless on the ground is impressive enough... two in the same run is wild.

AP poll: Mississippi State remains on top, Bama back in top four

The new AP Poll still has Mississippi State ahead of Florida State, and Alabama has worked its way back into the top four.<p>Mississippi State will not …

College Sports

Associated Press News

Got anti-SEC angst? Don't worry, league teams will heap plenty of abuse on each other

All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.<p>The Southeastern Conference will take care of the matter internally since nobody heaps more abuse on league teams than the SEC itself.<p>In the SEC West, No. 1 Mississippi State, No. 3 Mississippi, No. 4 …

As SEC dominates rankings, calls of #SECBias rise from Oregon to Ohio _ but is it real?

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.<p>As the Southeastern Conference was trending last weekend after becoming the first league to hold four of the top five spots in the …

Tim Tebow criticizes identity, leadership of Florida offense

Former Florida quarterback and current SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow had some choice words about Gators football during an interview with a …

College Football

Where Did Last Names Come From?

In this week's episode of The Big Question, Craig Benzine answers a question from Camryn Wiens.<p><b>See Also...</b><br>Where Does the Dollar Sign Come From?<br>Is it …

20 Facts About The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

1. Will Smith only agreed to star in the show because he was in serious debt to the IRS.<p>Smith gained widespread fame as the rapper The Fresh Prince, …

Why Do We Carve Pumpkins?

When you think about it, scooping the innards out of a large squash, carving a scary face into it, and jamming a candle inside is a bit weird. But so …

Scientists Reveal the Real Face of King Tut

When British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922, he proclaimed the “wonderful things” he could see. And in …

6 Creepy Victorian Ghost Stories to Read Right Now

Victorian and turn-of-the-century ghost stories have a particular attraction: They need no contrivances to create places that are lonely and old, a …

8 Lifehacks for Your New Home

Congrats! You finally have a place to call your own -- and that means all of the organization, repairs, and cleaning are yours now, too. But don’t …

Information Age: the (cake) computer that changed our world

It wasn’t IBM that pioneered the first business computer, but the British teashop chain Lyons. This is the third in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age<p>Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday 25 October<p>Two …

Copper Wire Clothes Hangers

I’ve always been a fan of the simple wire clothes hanger. It combines minimalism with just enough material that gives its function. It does this …

Man In Japan Arrested For 3-D Printing Revolvers

Two years for six shooters.<p>When the first working gun was 3-D printed in the United States, the government responded not through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, but instead through the State Department. Guns, it turns out, aren’t terribly hard to get in the United States, so a 3-D …