The term “couch potato” has nothing to do with the laziness of a potato but came about from a wisecrack between friends. Cartoonist Robert Armstrong liked to watch television, and ...

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LEGO Amsterdam We played with them as a kid, and now they’re a great excuse to have kids, as long as you don’t step on them in the middle of ...

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We’ve all come to associate the Dalmatian with fire departments and firefighters, but why and when did these dogs become a firehouse mascot? Interestingly, their role in early firefighting was ...

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Many countries have an animal representing them, but for Scotland, the choice may seem rather odd. The national animal of Scotland is, in fact, the unicorn, and the reason for ...

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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic structures in the world, and it stands as one of the most impressive feats of engineering that took place in ...

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The Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall, erected in 1961, symbolized the divide between the East and West during the Cold War. The 155-kilometer (96.31 miles) wall cut through the middle ...

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FAST FACT The world’s first vending machine dispensed holy water in the first century AD. It was the work of Hero of Alexandria, an engineer and mathematician. When a person ...

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He’s been in countless commercials selling tires. He’s large and round and is known as Michelin Man, the mascot of the Michelin Tire Company. But the Michelin Man actually has ...

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FAST FACT France has the 3rd largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, behind Russia and the US. France has 300 nuclear warheads, just in front of the United ...

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American Gothic by Grant Wood — 1930 American Gothic is one of the most famous and iconic paintings of the 20th century. The image of a farmer and daughter standing in front ...

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The Love Bug computer virus is considered one of the most destructive of all time. It eventually spread to more than 10 million personal computers and caused billions of dollars ...

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