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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Washington DC is a political jungle, and you’ll need an understanding of the jargon and slang to understand or navigate this rather strange place. Here are twenty sayings that you ...

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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 which conducted non-military nuclear detonations that were known as ...

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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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The United States tax code is known for being confusing, and the workings of the entity that collects all those taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), can be just as ...

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On February 19, 1913, Pedro Lascuráin became the President of Mexico. But his new presidency was short-lived—very short-lived. He was in office for only 45 minutes. His presidency has been ...

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You would think that the world’s most expensive gas station would be in a high-priced city like New York or Tokyo, but it is in fact in one of the ...

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There were once many of these objects dotting the floor in the United States Senate, but now there are just two. If you can believe it, two spittoons. They aren’t ...

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