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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American writer Edgar Allen Poe is regarded as the inventor of the detective fiction genre and was known for his short stories and poems of dark romanticism. But the author’s

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In a tradition that dates back to the year 690, the Ise Jingu shrine in Japan is completely dismantled and rebuilt every 20 years as part of the Shinto belief

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Everyone has probably owned a pair of these shoes to wear for day-to-day activities or a sporting event. I’m talking about sneakers, the footwear of choice for those on the

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