Taking in the scenery out of an airplane window is one of the most enjoyable things about air travel. You may have never thought about the shape of the windows, ...

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The year was 1896, and a passenger agent for the Katy Railroad in Texas named William George Crush had a fantastical idea to spur up publicity for the railroad he ...

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The largest bill currently printed and circulated by the U.S. Treasury is the $100 bill, but there used to be bills much larger. One was even worth $100,000. In 1969, ...

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Eric Salard/Wikimedia In 1991, the country of Ethiopia was nearing the end of a debilitating civil war. The government of the country was about to be toppled, and the country ...

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The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. During the War of 1812, the British burned the U.S. Capitol, and with it, the collection of books and manuscripts held in the Library ...

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On June 30, 1908, just after seven in the morning, an explosion took place near the Stony Tunguska River in Central Russia that became the largest impact with Earth in ...

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Rama/Wikimedia It was a story similar to the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 out of Kuala Lampur on March 8, 2014, in that a huge piece of modern ...

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The Jeep is the rugged, four-wheel drive vehicle known to be able to go just about anywhere. It had its origins in 1940, but it wasn’t initially known as a ...

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In case you didn’t know it, falconry is hunting using a bird of prey such as a hawk or a falcon, for example. Many of the sayings we commonly use ...

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The Hass Avocado, the one we enjoy in guacamole, sliced, or put on just about anything, is the avocado we most commonly see in the grocery store. But this best-selling ...

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We’ve all seen these images plastered everywhere on the web, on t-shirts, and posters with the words “Keep Calm” emblazoned on them. What is the history behind this iconic statement, ...

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