"Running around like a chicken with its head cut off." We've all heard the phrase countless times. It is such a widely used idiom that the McGraw-Hill Dictionary includes a definition for it: 'to run around frantically and aimlessly;...
These fast food chains are the very same establishments that brought you deliciously addictive items like the Big Mac, Whopper, and the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. However, not everything they've developed over the years was a success. In fact, many...
John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States of America, serving in office from 1841-1845. While he may not be the most widely remembered or revered Presidents, he is the earliest one to still have living grandchildren. In...
At the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to document the country in order to gain support for government programs. Several photographers were commissioned, resulting in over 180,000 photos. The catalogue has been maintained by the...
Have you ever wished that you could speak with animals? Language is a unique human trait that connects us to each other and simultaneously separates us from others species. But we all know that some animals seem to understand...
Up to 10,000 years ago, all humans lived as hunter-gatherers, a semi-nomadic lifestyle involving a combination of hunting and gathering food from the land.   Searching for food requires a lot of walking, not to mention skill and patience. A...
Many celebrities use stage names or pseudonyms throughout their careers. The Screen Actors Guild has a rule where no two members can have identical names, often resulting in a stage name or the less dramatic inclusion of a middle...
The Civil War was by far the deadliest war in United States history, resulting in over one million casualties between soldiers, collateral damage, and those who perished due to disease. More than 5,000 battles took place throughout a significant...
In some temples throughout the city of Kyoto there are ceilings made with wood stained by the blood of warriors. The blood dates back over 400 years to a historical event that took place after the end of the feudal age. In the...
Everybody knows about Monopoly and Life, but there are countless other board games that didn't stand the test of time. These 13 pop-culture games range from incredibly interesting to just plain comical, but one thing is for sure: you'll...
Florida was dubbed after from the Spanish name for Palm Sunday, Pascua Florida. Massachusetts derived its name from the language of the Algonquian people who lived in the area. Most would think that every state's moniker has a relevant and explicable meaning, but...