Not Likely to Be President
Here is a look back through history to some past candidates for the highest office in the land who honestly had very little chance of winning.
By the 1830s, a conspiracy theory developed that said the Freemasons, a fraternal service or...
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Do You Speak Boontling?
Back in the 1890s or so, the Anderson Valley was an extremely remote, sparsely populated, and very isolated farming community in northern California. The largest town there: Boonville, which lends its name to Boontling, the system of slang / secret l...
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How Can Something Be Clean as a Whistle If Whistles Aren’t Clean?
There are certain phrases and aphorisms we all use that everybody seems to know…and yet, when you think about them even a little bit, you’ll realize that they don’t make a lick of sense. Here are some of those bizarre, everyday sayings…and ho...
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All-American Inventions From African-American Inventors
In recognition of Black History Month, here are the stories of some notable African-American inventors who changed the world with their ingenuity and technical know-how.
Two of the most famous inventors in American history — Th...
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Why February Has Just 28 Days
Some months have 30 days and others have 31. And then there’s weird old February, packing a scant 28 days (or 29 in a leap year). Why are you so short, February?
The Romulus calendar
In the eighth century B.C., the Roman Empire operated via t...
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