Hans Island is nothing but a barren piece of rock with an area of only one-half square mile. It sits in the north Arctic in the Kennedy Channel between the ...

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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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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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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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When a U.S. Senator has a craving for sweets, they don’t have to go far. There is a desk in the U.S. Senate Chamber known as the “candy desk,” and ...

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James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States, isn’t a president you probably have heard much about, but he does have one legacy that another sitting president hasn’t repeated. ...

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The United States and the Soviet Union each had programs that took place from the early 1960s to the late 1980s that conducted non-military nuclear detonations that were known as ...

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There was once a time in history when the seemingly uncontroversial tomato made it all the way up to the United States Supreme Court. The main argument was, is the ...

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Ryan Lackey/Flickr HM Fort Roughs was constructed in 1943 during the height of World War II. It was a British sea fort tasked with providing defense against German aircraft that ...

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The word “boycott” means that someone voluntarily withdraws from using something, buying, or dealing with a person, group, or country and is used as a form of protest. But where ...

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The Glomar Explorer You’ve probably heard someone use the phrase, “We can neither confirm nor deny.” This non-specific saying, known as the “Glomar response,” has a fascinating history behind it, ...

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