Stealing the Mona Lisa

Stealing the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is unquestionably the most famous painting in the world. Heck, it is probably the most famous work of art in the world.  Yet the reason why it is so famous is due to an event which happened on the 21st of August 1911. It was wasn’t for the events of that day, …

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The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

You probably heard the expression that something is “the greatest thing since sliced bread”.  Well did you ever wonder what the greatest thing was before sliced bread? Or why we measure greatness in terms of sliced bread?  Well, there’s an answer to these questions.   Learn more about why sliced bread is so freaking amazing on …

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How Many Countries Are There?

If you wanted to know how many countries there were in the world it should be a pretty easy thing to find out. Go to a map, count all the countries, and voila!  However, it isn’t even remotely close to being that simple. Defining what is a country is extremely difficult and has been a …

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Broccoli, James Broccoli

Broccoli, James Broccoli

You probably couldn’t think of two things which are further apart than the character James Bond and the vegetable broccoli. Yet, in a not so roundabout way, there is a very direct connection between the two.  In fact, if it wasn’t for broccoli, we might never have had any James Bond movies.  Find out what …

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The 1904 Olympic Marathon

The 1904 Olympic Marathon

The 3rd Olympic Games held in 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri was unquestionably the greatest train wreck of an Olympics ever held. In fact, the Olympics in ancient Greece were probably better organized and better attended than the 1904 Olympics.  Nothing quite exemplifies the hot mess which was the St. Louis Olympics quite like the …

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The REAL Independence Day

Every year on July 4th Americans celebrate their independence. The fireworks, parades, and cookouts have been a tradition for over 200 years.  But why do we celebrate it on July 4th and did America really even become independent on July 4th, 1776? Have we been celebrating on the wrong date this entire time? Learn more …

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The Most Dominant Athlete Ever

The Most Dominant Athlete Ever

Question: Who is the most dominant athlete of all time? It’s an interesting question and one which has started endless pub debates. Is that a basketball player like Michael Jordan, a baseball player like Babe Ruth, or a soccer player like Lionel Messi?   Or maybe it’s an athlete in an individual sport like Tiger Woods, …

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