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The 6 Most Powerful Armies in History

<b>By Zachary Keck and Akhilesh Pillalmarri</b><p>In an anarchical system like international relations, military power is the ultimate form of currency. A …

War

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

600 years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front of a …

Rome

Guinness World Records 2018: Longest nails, eyelashes, cat tail, top fade and oldest bodybuilder

The Guinness World Records released its 2018 book Thursday complete with bizarre and inspiring record holders.<p>Here are some of the <i>Guinness World Records 2018</i> highlights:<p><b>Longest fingernails on a pair of female hands</b>: Ayanna Williams of Houston, Texas, has nails measuring 576.4 cm (18-feet and …

World Records

Over 59,000 people are pointing fans at Hurricane Irma in an attempt to blow it away

“That just might be crazy enough to work” is the mantra of nearly 60,000 people hoping to dissuade Hurricane Irma from making landfall in Florida. A …

Hurricane Irma

These Are the 50 Most Popular Trader Joe’s Products of All Time

Though we never need an excuse to celebrate all the great offerings at Trader Joe’s, the company is giving us just that with their 50th anniversary. …

Shopping

The Twitter hashtag is 10

Today is the 10th anniversary of the first Twitter hashtag. It was #barcamp, sent by former Google designer Chris Messina, in reference to a …

Justin Timberlake

Five amazing natural phenomena that are harder to see than a total eclipse

Start planning your next trip.<p>That's a wrap on another total solar eclipse. And while the coincidental geometry and views of the phenomenon are certainly awe-inspiring, it's worth noting it's not <i>that</i> hard to see a total eclipse. Yes, it's a rare scenario—the last time the path of totality swept …

Nature

16 Common Wedding Traditions—And The Shocking History Behind Them

1 of 17<p>The Origins Behind These Wedding Traditions Are Wacky<p>2 of 17<p>The Origin of Bridesmaids<p>Advertisement<p>3 of 17<p>The Origin of the Wedding Cake<p>4 of …

Weddings

This is how much meat Americans eat on July 4th and one weird theory why so many young men aren’t working

Happy Monday, MarketWatchers, and hope you’re all having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. Here are the top personal finance stories of the day.<p>Personal FinanceHere’s how much meat Americans eat on the Fourth of July<p>People will eat more than twice the amount of beef than chicken.<p>Here’s one really …

Amelia Earhart

The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

<i>We sent our National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander on a year-long Burger Quest, which took him to 30 cities and saw him consuming 330 burgers. Read</i> …

Restaurants

A painting stolen by Nazis returns to Paris almost 80 years later

<i>Updated</i> | An impressionist painting that the Nazis stole from a bank vault almost 80 years ago has returned to Paris. The work by Camille Pissarro …

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her

Shared via Kindle. Description: Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. …

Motorsport

Tom Amberry, podiatrist who set world record with 2,750 straight free throws, dies at 94

When Tom Amberry swished in his 2,750th consecutive free throw, there were all of 10 people watching history being made.<p>For 12 hours in a small rec center gym in Orange County, the retired Long Beach podiatrist had rhythmically lobbed in shot after shot, stopping only when a janitor said it was …

Basketball

Celebrate Pi Day With These Incredible Food Deals

Flip to any date on your calendar and you’re pretty much guaranteed that someone, somewhere is celebrating a strange (likely food related) holiday. As Americans, we love having a reason to celebrate. This is especially true when the date itself is a reference to something that we enjoy. Examples …

Raspberry Pi

The stock market just did something it hadn't done in at least 34 years

In today's market, it seems all you need to pay attention to is the opening to know where stocks are going to close.<p>According to Bespoke Investment Group, the intraday trading range for the S&P 500 — that is, the range between the highest and lowest points at which stocks trade during the day — has …

Trading

5 Badass Moments in Space History You Should Know About

John Glenn was the first American astronaut to orbit Earth. He was also the oldest man to go into space at age 77. In addition to being an astronaut, …

NASA

Queen Victoria statue missing from Houses of Parliament for over 100 years is found

A carved stone statue of Queen Victoria missing from the Houses of Parliament for over 100 years was whisked away by former Prime Minister William Gladstone, a discovery suggests.<p>The 5ft 6in tall figure was spotted during a routine valuation by an auctioneer 97 miles from the Palace of Westminster …

Archaeology

19 Impressive Facts About The Ocean That Will Make You Say "Wow"

Pineapple Express isn't just a strain.

Oceans

Obama signs his last bill

In one of his last official acts as commander in chief, President Obama signed a law Friday morning codifying his Presidential Innovation Fellows …

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Ringling Bros. circus to close 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The …

DNA analysis proves Arabs aren’t entirely Arab

Egyptians are only 17% Arabian …<p>Kuwaitis are 7% African …<p>Lebanese are actually 14% Jewish diaspora …<p>Tunisians are only 4% Arabian …<p>Did you know these …

How Does Bug Soup Become a Butterfly?

Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs

For the eighth and final time, I am presenting my annual Year in Photographs.<p>All of them were taken either by me or a White House photographer on my …

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