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 ...

Read More

Nouns that don’t change in their plural form are called “zero plurals,” and some examples would include aircraft, moose, and sheep. They can each refer to the singular or plural ...

Read More

There is a weather phenomenon that occurs in the United States more than anywhere else on Earth. The US experiences about 75% of the world’s tornadoes. A tornado, of course, ...

Read More

FAST FACT There is no bird species that can produce the color blue. Birds get their color from pigments in the food that they eat, and there is no food ...

Read More

It’s known as the miracle fruit or miracle berry, but this berry is properly known as Synsepalum dulcificum. It has an interesting trait. When someone eats the berry, foods that ...

Read More

The words carat and karat are similar-sounding words, but they refer to two entirely different things. The carat is the standard unit of measurement for the weight of gemstones, while ...

Read More

It’s a common misconception that brown eggs are somehow better than white eggs. In fact, brown eggs aren’t any healthier than white eggs, but eggs, in general, are not all ...

Read More

Lightning is one of nature’s most amazing and potentially deadly events. Most lightning lasts for one to two seconds and travels a few miles, but two record-breaking lightning bolts shattered ...

Read More

There happens to be a fish that lives in one of the hottest, most inhospitable environments in the world. What is even more amazing is that this particular fish only ...

Read More

One of the greatest temperature drop in 24 hours in the United States took place in Browning, Montana, on January 23, 1916. The temperature started at 44 °F (6.7 °C) ...

Read More

Water is the most abundant substance on Earth and vital to our existence. Here are some facts to think about when you’re enjoying that next cold drink of water. 68.7% ...

Read More