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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“I have a need…a need for speed.” These were the words immortalized by Maverick in Top Gun right before he did the reverse high-five with Goose that became all the

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There are real people with the name John Doe or Jane Doe on Earth, but why did these names become associated with an unidentified individual? The association can be traced

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Nekonomist/flickr Derby Line, Vermont, is located in a geographically interesting part of the country. The incorporated village in the town of Derby lies directly on the Canadian border. What is

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The most expensive stamp in the world is the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta. It is also considered the rarest. It sold at auction in 2014 for $9.5 million. What

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Great Western Divide, Mineral King, California Walt Disney is known for creating Mickey Mouse, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World, but he also wanted to take the Disney empire into the

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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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