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Animals

Pablo Escobar's Escaped Hippos Formed The Largest Hippo...

August 12, 2020

Playful hippos in the water in January 2015, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. PHOTOGRAPH BY Stacey Farrell / Barcroft Media. Getty Images. When it comes to the in...

Disturbing Things People Did At Carnivals In The Early ...

July 11, 2020

At the onset of the 20th century, traveling carnivals grew out of the World's Fair and became a beloved pastime for families seeking a fun night out that wou...

Dewey Readmore Books: The Celebrity Library Cat Of The ...

May 26, 2020

In the 1980s, America fell in love with Dewey Readmore Books, a convolutedly named cat who lived in the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa. Throughout D...

Havasupai Quiz

February 20, 2020

Way down at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is a small community of indigenous people known as the Havasupai. They've been living in the area since before it was a national park, and like every place in Amer...

Havasupai: The Post Office At The Bottom Of The Grand C...

February 20, 2020

Sure, everyone is emailing now and Amazon is mostly running the shipping game, but people in the United States still need the USPS to live their day-to-day lives....

The Origins Of Groundhog Day: Why Do We Celebrate It Ag...

February 2, 2020

On February 2, all eyes look to a particular rodent in Pennsylvania to see if he can predict the coming weather better than the television meteorologists. It...

Jack The Baboon Operated A Railway, Earned A Salary, An...

January 25, 2020

Anyone passing through Cape Town, South Africa on the Port Elizabeth Mainline Railroad in the late 1800s saw something curious along the railway: a baboon operati...

Winnie Was A Real Bear: A. A. Milne's Inspirations

January 18, 2020

Winnie the Pooh is one of the most beloved children’s literary characters in history. Along with his pals Piglet, Tigger, Owl, Eeyore, and Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh ha...

When George Washington Ordered A Ceasefire To Return A ...

January 10, 2020

Cherry tree chopper, general in the colonial army, first President of the United States: George Washington has a pedigree unlike any other figure in American hist...

The Origins Of Mermaids: Greek Mythology, Ghosts, And C...

January 9, 2020

Actress Glynis Johns as the title-role in the film Miranda, 1948. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Mermaids have been dazzl...

Baby Fae, A Baboon Heart, And Bioethics

November 11, 2019

On October 14, 1984, a tiny, premature, and the very sick baby was born in California. Although her birth certificate listed her name as Stephanie Fae Beauclair, she became kno...