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Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

<i>Yankee Doodle went to town</i>...Mm-hm, yeah.<p><i>Riding on a pony</i>...Ok.<p><i>Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni</i>...Wait. What?<p>What’s going on here? …

Christianity

10 Old-Fashioned Swears to Spice up Your Cussin'

People just don't swear like they used to. As long ago as 1944, H.L. Mencken, the great observer of American language, sadly noted that cursing had …

South Korea

5 Surprising Facts About Swearing

Taboo language has always commanded attention, but it hasn't always been a subject of academic attention. Fortunately, that has changed. All aspects …

10 Facts About Webster’s Dictionary for Dictionary Day

October 16 is World Dictionary Day, marking the birthday of the great American lexicographer Noah Webster. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1758, it …

Charles Manson

Why Do We Call General Knowledge “Trivia”?

Why do we dismiss pointless things as <i>trivial</i>, and call pointless things <i>trivialities</i>? And why are tidbits of general knowledge and other useless …

Harry Potter

This is the upcoming Samsung Chromebook Pro, apparently coming soon for $499

Well, this one certainly came out of nowhere. Thanks to the eagle-eyed team at <i>ChromeUnboxed</i>, we’ve just got our first early look at a new Chromebook, the Samsung Chromebook Pro, before its official announcement.<p>The Samsung Chromebook Pro, also known as the long-rumored “Kevin,” has leaked out …

11 Curious Events That Really Happened

Sometimes things happen that humans just can’t explain in the short-term—or for a long while after.<p>1. THE KENTUCKY MEAT SHOWER<p>Would you eat meat that …

Over 40 mysterious shipwrecks have been discovered in the depths of the Black Sea

The first maritime archaeology expedition mapping ancient submerged landscapes to take place in the Black Sea has led to the discovery of more than …

Samsung Halts Production of Note 7 After Replacement Phones Explode [Updated]

Samsung has halted production of its beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several replacement handsets reportedly caught fire and ended up with at least one person in a hospital.<p>On Monday, an official at a supplier for Samsung informed Korean <i>Yonhap</i> news agency of the decision, which is said …

Two more replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7s said to explode

Man in Kentucky and girl in Minnesota report incidents with the phone, already the subject of a massive recall.<p>Samsung's exploding phone woes continue with more reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7s exploding.<p>A Minnesota teenager told a Minneapolis-St. Paul TV station that she felt a "weird, …

Galaxy Note

Another replacement Galaxy Note 7 apparently caught fire in Minnesota

It’s all over… After all four major carriers in the US decided to let any wary customers, and even reports that AT&T was considering completely dropping the device, another replacement Galaxy Note 7 has exploded…<p>According to Minnesota news station KSTP, a replaced Galaxy Note 7 recently caught fire …

Ghost ship discovered totally preserved in frozen Arctic Ocean

168 years after its disappearance, The HMS Terror still lives up to its name – albeit in a different way than you’d expect. The long-lost vessel, …

Arctic Ocean

25 Dramatic Dragonfly Nicknames From Around the U.S.

We have many reasons to love dragonflies. They look cool, eat mosquitoes—and have some nifty nicknames across the U.S. In our continued partnership …

Golden Globes

Researchers push Moore's Law with a 1-nanometer transistor gate

Ready for some hardcore science about transistor elements that are a fraction of the width of a human hair? Good, because that's what this post is all about. "The semiconductor industry has long assumed that any gate below 5 nanometers wouldn't work, so anything below that was not even considered," …

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US carriers exchange replacement Note 7s after airplane incident (updated)

A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started smoking and burned through the carpet on board a Southwest flight this week. Following the incident, one US carrier is allowing owners to exchange those replacement devices even though the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) hasn't issued a formal …

A smart lock to keep people out of *that* drawer

The Smart Cube will turn a drawer or cabinet into a retrofitted safe.<p>Startup Smart Armor Tech is bringing the connected lock indoors. Instead of a standard deadbolt, the company has announced what it calls the Smart Cube -- a two-piece device that can lock indoor enclosures. Think of it like a …

Home Automation

Get six-pack abs with this 10-minute workout to burn fat

Apart from following a diet made up exclusively of pizza and beer, the worst mistake a man can make when training for abs is clinging to the same old …

Romans Landed in America and Sent Ambassadors to China

History is being rewritten all the time for the timeline of the past is far from definitive. Ancient Roman Coins issued under Constantine I the Great …

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

The strange, rare medical condition that leads people to insist they don’t actually exist

Cotard’s Syndrome—in which a person can believe that they’re dead, that their organs are rotting, or that they don’t exist—was first identified by the French neurologist Jules Cotard more than a century ago, in 1882. But the condition is so rare that it’s still far from fully understood.<p>Though it’s …

Artificial Intelligence

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Samsung's exploding phones are causing a nightmare for the company in China

The company is facing a growing backlash from Chinese customers and even the country's government after it refused to recall the phone there.<p>China is a lucrative market for smartphone manufacturers, and Apple is doing all it can to gain market share there. There was a time last year when Apple was …

Galaxy Note

This crazy new feature might be coming to the Galaxy Note 8

There’s really one thing Samsung has to improve by this time next year to make the Galaxy Note 8 an exciting device: the battery. Making one that …

Archaeologists Excavate 200-Year-Old Manchester Pub

Archaeologists stumbled upon a boozy surprise recently while excavating a site in Manchester, England. <i>The Independent</i> reports that archaeologists …

Alcohol

Ancient Roman coins found in an old Japanese castle - CNN Style

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Ancient Rome

How to Get a Flat Stomach at Any Age

Expert tips for overcoming hormone shifts and metabolism dips to shrink ab fat—no matter what decade you're in<p>Flat abs aren't just for teenagers, …

Jennifer Lopez

Sigh. Some Samsung Note7 replacements have overheating and battery drain issues

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 nightmare just won't end.<p>After an official recall of its Note7 phone with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) …