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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You probably know that the President of the United States has the highest salary of any government official, but did you know who ranks second? If you thought it might ...

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Rigor in Latin means “stiffness,” and mortis means “of death.” But why does the body of a person or an animal get stiff after death, and what causes it? Interestingly, ...

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The women involved in the American Revolutionary War didn’t just stand on the sidelines when the men went to battle. They were firmly entrenched in the fight for independence and ...

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Breaches of the high-security area surrounding the grounds and airspace of the White House in Washington DC are uncommon, but they do happen. On February 17, 1974, one occurrence ended ...

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Elvis, the “King of Rock and Roll,” was one interesting man. His life was scattered with numerous oddities and fascinating facts. One of the most amazing was his desire to ...

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Whether you’re a Beatles fan or not, you’re probably familiar with the band’s most iconic album cover, Abbey Road. This cover, of course, is the one with the four members ...

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dollyhaul/flickr Lincoln Logs have been around for almost 100 years, and they’ve been a staple of toy boxes around the world. The inventor of Lincoln Logs even had a connection ...

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The poor, poor calorie, it gets a bad rap everywhere. They get ridiculed constantly, and everyone is trying to get rid of them. Maybe if they were better understood, things ...

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Liquid Paper is the magical stuff that can cover mistakes, but if it weren’t for one woman and her difficulty using an electric typewriter, it might never have been invented. ...

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Youtube/Kym Illman A message in a bottle washed up on the shore of Wedge Island on the western coast of Australia and was found on January 21, 2018. While a ...

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