There were once many of these objects dotting the floor in the United States Senate, but now there are just two — two spittoons. They aren’t used anymore, but they ...

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What was the litter? NASA’s Skylab On July 11, 1979, the 77.5 ton Skylab, the first United States space station, reentered Earth’s atmosphere. Engineers at NASA had turned off the ...

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The conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot In today’s vernacular, the word “guy” or “guys” can mean a male, a group of men, sometimes even a female, and a group of ...

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There had been four years of drought in Iran by the beginning of 1972, but for a week in February, the country experienced what has come to be known as ...

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The marathon originated from the legend of Pheidippides. In 490 BC, after running the distance from Marathon to Athens with news the Greeks had defeated the Persians at the Battle ...

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On February 19, 1913, Pedro Lascuráin became the President of Mexico, but his new presidency was short-lived — very short-lived. He was in office for only 45 minutes, and his presidency has ...

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Mike Mozart/Flickr Henry Ford started Ford Motor Company and developed the moving assembly line for the mass production of his automobiles, but he also came up with a completely different ...

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It’s one of those inventions that we don’t necessarily think about, but its uses are wide and varied. It’s the humble paper clip, the carefully bent wire of metal that ...

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It’s the question that has plagued mankind for years. Is the tape that can be applied to almost any situation called duct tape or duck tape? This amazing tape can ...

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There is an area of land between Egypt and Sudan that nobody wants and has been unclaimed by either nation. The 795 square miles of land in the shape of ...

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McDonald’s is widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful fast food chains, but while the company has had many products that have been hits, such as the Quarter ...

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