Chris Wood, CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia Franklin D. Roosevelt’s special presidential yacht, the Potomac, had an interesting life. It was used by a US president, had various private owners that included

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Way back in 1977, Voyager 1 was one of two probes launched by NASA, with its primary mission being the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. It made a famous fictional

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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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When you go through airport security, you have to put any items you’re carrying or in your pockets in a round bucket. After it goes through the x-ray machine, you

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In 2014, the State of Colorado responded to a repeated problem of people stealing a particular number on a mile marker sign along an interstate.  The Colorado Department of Transportation

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Just before midnight on March 29, 1848, the mighty Niagara Falls did something it had never done in recorded history — it stopped flowing. The massive amount of water, around 212,000 cubic

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Is there a new danger in the sky? While bird strikes are a dangerous and regular threat to aircraft landing and departing a runway, there have been actual cases of

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Where did the Japanese custom of taking off shoes before entering a house come from? It began around the Heian period in 794–1192 AD with the upper class, and the

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The Liberty Bell and Big Ben, two of the most famous bells in history, have two things in common. Both bells were cast by the same bell foundry, and each

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There’s a place behind Mount Rushmore that few really know exists. It’s a room called the Hall of Records, and it was the idea of the monument’s sculptor, Gutzon Borglum.

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