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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 …

College & University

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. …

Ex-Dale Earnhardt stock car sells for $220,000

A Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet campaigned by the late Dale Earnhardt sold Saturday for $220,000, including 10 percent buyer’s premium, at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector-Car Auction.<p>The familiar black No. 3 Chevrolet Lumina was raced by Earnhardt in 1989 and ’90, according to the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Markets

5 Badass Moments in Space History You Should Know About

In honor of John Glenn, here are some of the most badass things that happened in space that you might not know about -- but totally should. <br>Read More

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 …

Royal Family

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

Pineapple Express isn’t just a strain.<p>1. The Pineapple Express is a real thing. It’s a narrow region of atmospheric moisture that builds up in the tropical Pacific.<p>2. Fish don’t sleep in the same way that humans do, instead they rest in “suspended animation.”<p>Some fish float in place, others may …

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 …

Photography

Joyful Home

Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year

Shared via Kindle. Description: A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking …

Top 10 Things Russia is Famous For - Quiet Corner

Russia is the largest country in the world, taking up 1/7th of the earth’s land area. It spans 11 time zones and is one of the most fascinating …

Why days are divided into hours, minutes, and seconds

Have you ever wondered why we divide our days into hours, minutes, and seconds? This video explains the history of our divisions of time.<p>Posted by …

The Little-Known Patterns on British Streets

Where are they now? Charles Manson's family, four decades after horrific murder spree

In the summer of 1969, Charles Manson and his murderous “family” went on a rampage in Los Angeles that left nine people dead. Victims of the so-called Tate-LaBianca murders included actress Sharon Tate (wife of director Roman Polanski) and Los Feliz residents Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.<p>Here’s where …

How ‘Sherlock of the library’ cracked the case of Shakespeare’s identity

Literary detective Heather Wolfe reveals how her passion for manuscripts helped unravel mystery of who the bard really was<p>Deep in the Folger Library, in Washington DC, Heather Wolfe says that studying Shakespeare makes an ideal preparation for the onset of Trump’s America. You can see her point: …

21 Crazy But True Facts About the White House

Although the memorable speeches, grand state dinners, and other important events that have taken place at the White House have been well documented …

21 '90s Foods That You Probably, Definitely Forgot Existed

PIZZA RANCH.<p>Posted on December 27, 2016, 16:01 GMT<p>1. Millenios<p><b>Remember when:</b> Y2K was going to destroy the galaxy, but at least we had special Cheerios to take the edge off?<p>2. Holiday Spice Pepsi<p><b>Remember when:</b> pumpkin spice was just a gleam in some marketing company's eye, and all we had was this …

Dessert

Why Is The Dead Sea Called The Dead Sea?

Filling a sunken land at the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea in the Middle East is one of the world’s most fascinating places. It’s an incredible …

World's Smallest Man Meets World's Tallest Man

<b>The world's shortest man shook hands with the world's tallest man in an historic encounter in July 2007. The meeting between He Pingping - he only</b> …

The 20 Most-Edited Wikipedia Articles of 2016

Hot on the heels of Twitter, Facebook, and Google releasing their 2016 retrospectives, the Wikimedia Foundation has now revealed the most-edited …

Native American Activist Gets Historic Vote In Electoral College

A rogue Democratic elector carried through on promise not to vote for Hillary Clinton<p>A Democratic member of the Electoral College broke with the party’s wishes by casting his presidential vote for a Native American activist rather than Hillary Clinton.<p>By winning the support of a so-called faithless …

Elections

Google Reveals What We Were Most Curious About in 2016

The search giant released its top queries of the year.<p>Life is filled with questions, and thanks to the internet, we don't have to betray our ignorance about a given topic to our friends and colleagues -- we can just send a query out into the great Google void.<p>The search giant put out its list of …

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