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Divers Uncover Undetonated WWII Bomb From the Bottom of Australia's Sydney Harbor

It's been more than 70 years since World War II ended, and undetonated explosives from the conflict are still being uncovered around the globe. The …

Cooking

Why You Should Never Take Your Shoes Off On an Airplane

<i>What should be worn during takeoff?</i><p><b>Tony Luna:</b><p>If you are a frequent flyer, you may often notice that some passengers like to kick off their shoes the …

Chinese New Year

5 Things You Might Not Know About Ansel Adams

You probably know Ansel Adams—who was born on February 20, 1902—as the man who helped promote the National Park Service through his magnificent …

Trails

How an Early Female Travel Writer Became an Immunization Pioneer

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by A. Devéria<p>Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by A. Devéria<p>Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was a British aristocrat, feminist, and …

Trails

13 Secrets From the Guinness Archives

Guinness has been a staple in Irish pubs for nearly 260 years. With so much history, it's no surprise that the Guinness Storehouse Archives—which are …

Alcohol

Researchers Pinpoint the Geographic Location of "The Middle of Nowhere"

The place to go when you want to get away from it all, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports, is Glasgow, Montana. About 4.5 hours from the nearest city, it's …

Where Should You Place the Apostrophe in President's Day?

Happy Presidents’ Day! Or is it President’s Day? Or Presidents Day? What you call the national holiday depends on where you are, who you’re honoring, …

Presidents Day

Is There Really Such Thing As 'Muscle Memory'?

<b>Is there really such a thing as 'muscle memory'? For example, in the sense of your fingers remembering where the keys of the keyboard are?</b><p><b>C Stuart</b> …

Mardi Gras

How Google Chrome’s New Built-In Ad Blocker Will Change Your Browsing Experience

If you can’t stand web ads that auto-play sound and pop up in front of what you’re trying to read, you have two options: Install an ad blocker on …

Google Chrome

10 Highest Grossing Movie Franchises of All Time

Though it has yet to even open in U.S. theaters, box office analysts are already predicting that <i>Black Panther</i> is going to devour President's Day …

Conan O'Brien

Why There's a 4-Ton Steel Ball Making Mini-Earthquakes in Germany

An earthquake is caused by the shifting of tectonic plates, the pieces of Earth's crust that make up the surface of the planet. But humans have …

Eli Lilly

11 People You May Not Have Known Were Olympians

For many, competing at the Olympics is the dream of a lifetime. But these accomplished athletes found success both inside and far beyond the Olympic …

Mirai Nagasu

Why Do Olympians Bite Their Medals?

Watch the Olympics and you might notice a number of medalists gnawing on their gold or silver prize like an old-time prospector. Do they believe the …

Gymnastics

Flights Grounded After World War II Bomb Discovered Near London City Airport

London City Airport grounded all flights on the night of February 11, after a World War II bomb was found in the neighboring River Thames, <i>The …

World War II

15 Repeatable Facts About Groundhog Day

As if you weren’t aware by now from repeated viewings, <i>Groundhog Day</i>’s story of a bitter TV weatherman waking up to the same cold February morning, in …

Michael Shannon

Clothes Smelling Less Than Fresh? Try Cleaning Your Washing Machine

You’re probably not washing your household appliances as often as you should be. (That is, if you <i>ever</i> wash them.) You may think of appliances like …

Washing Machines

40 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Romantic Comedies

Once again, Valentine’s Day is upon us—a day when the phone lines at any restaurant worth its weight in conversation hearts are as jammed up as the …

Conan O'Brien

10 Things You Might Not Know About Michael Shannon

With critical acclaim for his portrayal of the fish man’s nemesis in Guillermo del Toro's <i>The Shape of Water</i> and his current turn as a lawman butting …

Michael Shannon

Do Olympians Have to Pay Tax on Their Medals?

An athlete can train for his or her entire life for an opportunity to compete in the Olympic Games, but victory is never assured. The only guarantee? …

USOC

10 Surprising Facts About I, Tonya

With Oscar nominations for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Film Editing, the fourth wall-demolishing biopic about Tonya Harding’s …

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When MAD Magazine Got in Trouble for Printing Counterfeit Money

<i>MAD</i> magazine has always prided itself on being a subversive, counter-culture presence. Since its founding in 1952, many celebrated comedians have …

CC BY-SA

23 Things You Didn't Know Your Dishwasher Could Do—and 2 'Hacks' You Should Never Try

If you've only been using your dishwasher to scrub plates and utensils, you're not taking advantage of its full potential. Here are 23 additional …

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5 Ways the Little House on the Prairie Books Stretched the Truth

There’s nothing weirder than learning that one of your favorite stories didn’t really happen that way. For the thousands of devoted fans of the <i>Little</i> …

Literature

42 Facts About Jackie Robinson

On April 15, 1947—more than 70 years ago—Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play on a major …

Jeff Gillooly

9 Secrets of Thrift Store Employees

Whether you're a hardcore shopper who combs the racks of the Salvation Army regularly or rely on secondhand shops as a place to donate your old …

Barbra Streisand

9 Things You Might Not Know About Defender

<b>by Ryan Lambie</b><p>When <i>Defender</i> arrived in arcades back in 1980, nothing looked or sounded quite like it. The controls had a steep learning curve, and its …

Alexander Skarsgård

15 People Who Have Won at Least 15 Grammys

Winning armfuls of Grammys in one sweeping year makes for a great pressroom photo, such as when Norah Jones won five in 2003 or when Adele won six in …

Van Halen

14 Ready-To-Assemble Facts About IKEA

The retail world just lost one of its most famous game-changers with the death of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed away at the age of 91 on …

Mozart

10 Abstract Facts About Jackson Pollock’s No. 5, 1948

It’s easy to dismiss Jackson Pollock's <i>No. 5, 1948</i> as a senseless splatter of paint—but even if you can’t appreciate its aesthetic, this piece has a …

Jackson Pollock

13 Prodigious Facts About Amadeus

Though much has been written about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born 262 years ago—on January 27, 1756—the most entertaining look at …

Van Halen