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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How often have you been in an elevator, either by yourself or with a group, and you mash the ‘close door’ button to close the doors as quickly as possible ...

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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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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 location where the Somerton Man was found in Adelaide, Australia In the early morning of December 1, 1948, the well-dressed body of a man was found lying against a ...

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The funny bone doesn’t seem to be all that funny when you smack it just right, and shots of pain go through your arm. You’ve probably recoiled after doing so, ...

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The Stopwatch Gang was a group of three Canadian bank robbers in the 1970s known for their speed and precision in completing their robberies across Canada and the United States. ...

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The Super Soaker has been a staple to cool off and have fun for kids and even adults during those long, hot summer months. But the invention of the Super ...

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The signature of the President of the United States is on an endless array of documents, from simple correspondence to bills signed into law. But the president can’t possibly sign ...

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The conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot In today’s vernacular, the word “guy” or “guys” can mean a male, a group of men, sometimes even a female, and a group of ...

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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, and his presidency has ...

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