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Tour a big city – one pizza at a time!
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Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!
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China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
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Why do bugs die on their backs?
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Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
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With a red cup, she becomes Miss America
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How do you fix a panda’s tooth? Very carefully
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Wanna play ball like your great-great grandfather?
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No free parking: Cars cost New Yorkers $1,000,000
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Do you know the “Star-Spangled Banner?”
Tour a big city – one pizza at a time!
Although Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza, tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful...
Although Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza, tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful...
Although Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza, tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-c...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 770 pounds,...
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 770 pounds,...
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Ben...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th...
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street. "Th...
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and twe...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
Why do bugs die on their backs?
Well, they don't all die that way, but many of them succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at that point that normal blood flow stops, the legs contract, and the bug gets top heavy. Inevitably, it falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a...
Well, they don't all die that way, but many of them succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at that point that normal blood flow stops, the legs contract, and the bug gets top heavy. Inevitably, it falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a...
Well, they don't all die that way, but many of them succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at th...
- Posted on September 18, 2014
Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly to stick on the same song, over and over. Polls show that a stunning 90% of us have experienced these hearing parasites and nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers these classic ...
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly to stick on the same song, over and over. Polls show that a stunning 90% of us have experienced these hearing parasites and nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers these classic ...
Ah, yes, the evil ear worm, which sometimes has our hearing seemingly to stick on the same song, over and over. Poll...
- Posted on September 16, 2014
With a red cup, she becomes Miss America
Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immedi...
Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immedi...
Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. ...
- Posted on September 16, 2014
How do you fix a panda’s tooth? Very carefully
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when Bai Yun chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it. The 23-year-old panda went to the dentist Wednesday, got a shot to make her numb and got the chip repaired, a cle...
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when Bai Yun chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it. The 23-year-old panda went to the dentist Wednesday, got a shot to make her numb and got the chip repaired, a cle...
The San Diego Zoo's giant female panda has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when Bai Yun chipped...
- Posted on September 15, 2014
Wanna play ball like your great-great grandfather?
From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home. But a closer glance at this field in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park shows something isn't quite right. They're pitching underhan...
From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home. But a closer glance at this field in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park shows something isn't quite right. They're pitching underhan...
From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the...
- Posted on September 14, 2014
No free parking: Cars cost New Yorkers $1,000,000
A condo development in New York City's SoHo neighborhood is charging $1 million — for a parking spot. The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000...
A condo development in New York City's SoHo neighborhood is charging $1 million — for a parking spot. The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000...
A condo development in New York City's SoHo neighborhood is charging $1 million — for a parking spot. The Ne...
- Posted on September 14, 2014
Do you know the “Star-Spangled Banner?”
Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops. There were fireworks displays, historical reenactments and live performances all over the city's Inner Harbor. But what does the Star-Spangled Banner's birthday ...
Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops. There were fireworks displays, historical reenactments and live performances all over the city's Inner Harbor. But what does the Star-Spangled Banner's birthday ...
Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops. The...
- Posted on September 14, 2014
Could you eat a 100-foot-long bratwurst?
About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it. Silver Creek Saloon hosted a practice run Tuesday to prepare for the city's 200th anniversary celebration Sept 19-21, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-lon...
About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it. Silver Creek Saloon hosted a practice run Tuesday to prepare for the city's 200th anniversary celebration Sept 19-21, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-lon...
About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it. Silver Cre...
- Posted on September 12, 2014