You can probably find a flea market close to you where you can pick up any number of random items, but why are they called flea markets, and do they ...

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California’s weather was a major driving force for why the movie industry set up shop in sunny California in the early 1900s. What better place to make a movie without ...

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Flying a flag “half-staff,” or when the flag is halfway between the top and bottom of the flagpole, is done during periods of mourning for a nation or to remember ...

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You sip it, bite it, bend it, and spit wads of paper out it, but you’ve most likely never thought about when a straw was first used. The simple little ...

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For decades, Homer and Langley Collyer lived in seclusion in a brownstone at 2078 Fifth Avenue in Harlem, New York. The Collyer brothers became known as the worst hoarders in ...

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Interstate Highways are the most heavily traveled roads in the United States, and a massive number of drivers use them almost every day. But did you ever stop to wonder ...

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In 1932, the Australian military took on a formidable foe that stood roughly six feet tall and could run up to 30 miles per hour. Machine guns and military tactics ...

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When we drive a car or ride a bike, our speed is measured in miles per hour or kilometers per hour. But when you get in a boat, those measurements ...

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You may have heard the name INTERPOL mentioned in movies or TV shows, usually with the backdrop of some foreign locale, but what is this organization, and why is it ...

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Bahnfrend/Wikimedia On June 21, 2011, a record was set in Western Australia that pushed the edge of technology in rail travel. This feat became the longest train in the world, ...

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Why is the United States capital in the District of Columbia, and how did the district get its name? On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress passed the Residence ...

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