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Supposedly, explorer James Cook discovered it in , and it began appearing on nautical maps in It wasn't until , when a team of Australian scientists set out to survey the island, that they discovered there was no island there at all.
The scientists guessed that Cook may have in fact spotted a "pumice raft" of floating volcanic stone and gas. Babies, particularly newborns, are surprisingly different from the children they'll grow up to be.
When they're born, their heads account for a quarter of their full body weight , and the size of their brains will double in the first year of life.
Babies have bones and around 10, tastebuds all over their mouth. Some of the bones will fuse as they age into , as an adult , but the tastebuds not on the tongue will eventually vanish.
Since the early 13th century, the city of London has officially paid rent to the Crown for two small pieces of property. Fortunately for the city, the price has stayed the same for more than years: one knife, one ax, six horseshoes, and 61 nails, presented every autumn in the Ceremony of Quit Rents.
Although one of these properties is located in the Moors in Shropshire and the other is near the Royal Courts of Justice in the city itself, no one knows the exact location of the Queen's land.
Bram Stoker was an Irish author who is now best remembered for his gothic horror novel Dracula. Partially set in Transylvania, a mountainous region in central Romania, the story cemented the legend of the vampire in mainstream European and American culture.
Despite Stoker's many world travels, he never visited Eastern Europe —and, by virtue, Transylvania—at all. There are probably slang or informal words that get on your nerves from time to time, particularly when you think something should be taken seriously.
In , Australian Parliament took a few citizen complaints a little too seriously and banned anyone on their staff from using the word "mate" while at work.
Fortunately, Prime Minister John Howard objected, claiming that "mate" was an important part of Australian culture, and the ban was overturned within 24 hours.
English, Portuguese, Latvian, Pashto, and Greek all sound very different today, but these languages all have a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-European.
Though we don't have any written examples of it, linguists have worked backwards from a variety of modern languages to try to reconstruct it. Plenty of people have food allergies, but few are the result of an insect bite.
In a strange and growing trend, some people who get bitten by the Lone Star tick can develop a sudden allergy to red meat.
Beef, lamb, and pork which are technically classified as red meat can make people with this allergy experience headaches, sneezing, a runny nose, and nausea.
In severe cases, it can cause the person to be unable to breathe. For some sufferers, the allergy fades over time, but for others, it's permanent.
You probably know that Harriet Tubman was a former slave who became a political activist for the abolition movement.
But in addition to smuggling escaped slaves through the Underground Railroad, during the Civil War she was the first woman to lead an armed assault.
She planned and executed a number of raids and was known to carry a revolver for personal protection. Tornadoes can develop over water just as well as they can over land.
When they do, they're called "waterspouts," and they suck up large amounts of lake or sea water—as well as whatever's swimming in that water.
If the waterspout travels on to the land and the winds decrease, there's nowhere for those fish to go but down. As far as we know, there's no tornado powerful enough to pick up sharks, but a fish-nado is entirely possible.
Napoleon Bonaparte was once one of the most powerful men in Europe, but he suffered an ignominious defeat at the hands or paws of rabbits.
After a military victory, Napoleon's chief of staff organized a rabbit hunt to celebrate. Thousands of rabbits were brought in to be set loose, but instead of hopping away when the cages were opened, they turned to attack, swarming the partygoers.
After trying and failing to shoo them away, the great Emperor Napoleon ran for the safety of his carriage. As a commissioned lieutenant, he led his troop up a mine-strewn Juno Beach as part of the Allied Forces' D-Day invasion.
Later in the day, he was wounded by friendly fire that caused the amputation of the middle finger on his right hand. You might not have noticed it because, during his time on Star Trek , directors did the best they could to avoid showing the injury on screen.
Apples originally come from Asia. The first pies were baked in Medieval Europe. Even the concept of putting apples in pie traces back to a recipe from England in First written in , the Constitution of the state of Florida guarantees the right to privacy, the freedom of speech, and the right of pregnant pigs to be free from cages.
Unlike many crazy or outdated laws , this amendment is recent passed in and comes from a well-meaning place: the prevention of cruelty to animals.
During pregnancy, a pig must not be caged or even tethered such that it can't turn around freely. Japan's record breaker for most records broken is Cherry Yoshitake , a children's entertainer who goes by " Mr.
Cherry set one-minute records for the most pairs of underwear pulled on 36 , the most baked beans eaten 71 , and the most apples bobbed You might notice that any sweat you produce right after a shower doesn't smell so bad.
Additionally, you'll find that the sweat on your arms and legs doesn't smell as much as your armpits. That's because sweat glands in your armpits secrete more protein into a dark, damp environment—the perfect place and food for bacteria.
Saturn and Jupiter are gas giant planets that produce a truly unique form of weather. Recently, scientists discovered that there is plenty of carbon in these atmospheres.
When carbon soot gets hit by lightning, it hardens into graphite and falls downward, where the pressure of the atmosphere hardens it further, until it becomes… a diamond!
Storms on these planets may literally rain diamonds as big as a centimeter across. Greenland Sharks are known to be some of the oldest living animals in our world.
Researchers did carbon dating on a Greenland Shark that was caught in and found it to be around years old.
Further testing revealed that our fishy friends could be up to years old. Yes, that would mean that our geriatric friends would have been alive when Leonardo Da Vinci painted the "Mona Lisa.
If you've ever been accused of "living under a rock," you'll feel right at home in Setenil de Las Bodegas in Spain.
Many of this tiny town's 3, residents live and work and play in a gorge beneath a huge rocky outcropping, where homes are built right into the rock.
It provides so much shelter that historians think this area has been occupied by human settlements since the Stone Age.
This law put Connecticut Librarians in quite the pickle. The law actually arose as a legend and the people demanded the truth.
For hours, librarians in the state scanned past archives of laws within the state until one librarian eventually found the truth in the Hartford Courant.
The law was in fact an ordinance that was created in to thwart pickle packers Moses Dexler and Sidney Sparer.
These two men were selling inedible pickles , so laboratories conducted experiments and found that if it doesn't bounce, don't eat an ounce!
It has been thought to seemingly swallow up ships and aircrafts. Explorers as far back as Christopher Columbus have reported odd occurrences, like fireballs in the sky that turned out to be a meteor crashing.
But historians, scientists, and the U. Coast Guard have proven that vessels are no more likely to disappear in the Bermuda Triangle than they are anywhere else in the ocean.
Many prior disappearances have been demystified as remains of numerous wrecks were discovered or explained by weather patterns in the area at that time.
This is one world record you may not want to try and top. A car traveling 70 miles per hour struck Matthew McKnight , an off-duty paramedic, when he stopped to help out with an accident on the side of an interstate in He was thrown feet, almost half a football field.
Brader was so impressed by the feat that he sent in the paperwork anyways , which was approved in , but didn't make the cut until its edition.
Unfortunately, we also expel about , germs when we sneeze. The fire hydrant patent is credited to Frederick Graff Sr. Unfortunately for Graff Sr.
After years, retired firefighter George Sigelakis reinvented the hydrant after they had been failing to work in too many critical emergencies.
Saudi Arabia is known for its vast expanse of desert, so it may seem unbelievable that they rely on Australia to supply them with animals that dominate their landscape.
Australia originally had camels imported to be used for transporting heavy loads or for riding. They were let loose when their work was done, causing an unwanted spike in their population.
Australians then sold the camels back to desert-based countries like Saudi Arabia, which use camels at a much higher volume. Yamaguchi, sent to Hiroshima on business on August 6th, , saw the U.
Miraculously, he survived with burns across his face and arms, but made it home to Nagasaki. Three days later, the second atomic bomb hit, flattening Yamaguchi's home.
Because his family was out finding ointments to treat his already existent burns, they were safe in a tunnel and miraculously survived as well.
That means they receive a percentage of the revenue two percent from reruns airing across all broadcasting companies. Pluto was discovered on February 18th, It is the farthest dwarf planet from the Sun, requiring it to go a much farther distance than we are used to on Earth.
It takes Earth-years for Pluto to complete one rotation of its own around the sun. This places Pluto's first birthday since its discovery on Monday, March 23, While sharks account for about 53 bites per year, only one of those ends up being fatal.
Cows, on the other hand or hoof , kill around 20 people per year. This belief is only a half truth, as babies actually technically do have kneecaps when they are born.
Those knees just aren't hardened yet, and remain soft cartilage throughout their childhood until they eventually turn into bone. You might not want to bring up the popular video game Frogger in Germany.
There, they like to protect their frogs , toads, and other amphibians. In order to save them from harm when crossing the street, conservation organizations installed more than fences along popular roadways.
Along these fences are buckets, so when they try to cross, they eventually hop into one. At the end of the day, wildlife conservationists collect the buckets and release frogs across the road into a nearby forest with ponds and lakes.
Cheetahs can't roar , but they can purr, meow, hiss, bark, and growl instead. This type of behavior is much like the domestic cats we keep in our homes.
The country with the widest stretch of land, Russia, spans 11 different time zones. France, though, technically has the most, clocking in at 12—but that's due to the fact that its territories are dispersed in various parts of the world.
The U. So, Russia is the only place in the world where one citizen could be waking up at a. It becomes mutually beneficial to have more furry friends in the group to take on other roles in survival—whether that be hunting, gathering, or just simply cute companionship.
Though the phenomenon isn't completely understood, it's clear that both humans and animals have an instinct to care for others.
The rapper decided it would make sense to have her featured on the song, so he included a clip of her crying before the track ends. Because her dad officially credited her in the song's title, she became the youngest person ever to have a Billboard hit —at a mere two days old.
Dogs have been known for the longest time as man's best friend, but Americans are increasingly taking that to a new level. The study also found that 94 percent of dog owners consider their dogs to be a part of their family, and 78 percent include their pups in major family moments.
Since one in four people said they bring their cuddly companions on first dates, maybe consider bringing dog treats instead of flowers next time.
The Greeks had it right with Prometheus, it turns out. According to Greek mythology, the titan was punished by having an eagle eat his liver day after day.
The liver would regrow at night, leaving Prometheus at the bird's mercy. It turns out, the regenerative properties of this story are partially true: Doctors have found that the liver can regrow in three weeks, not one day.
In the early 20th century, those who resided in North Frisia under Prussian rule were not allowed to raise the Danish flag.
But some crafty North Frisians took action by breeding a pig, known as the Danish Protest Pig , to be red in color, with a large white stripe around its belly—thus creating an animal version of the flag.
As they technically did not break the law, and because it wouldn't have been feasible to ban the breeding of pigs, the Danes successfully protested Prussia.
Chau Smith was always an avid runner, and, in , she decided that for her 70th birthday, she would complete seven marathons in one week across all of the continents.
Traveling made it challenging—for example, Smith made the race in Egypt just minutes before the start because her plane to Cairo was delayed.
But despite the obstacles, she completed her goal. Ever wonder why your little puppy obsesses over those squeaky toys? Because dogs are descendants of wolves whose instincts include hunting smaller animals.
The sound a squeaky toy makes is very similar to the sound a small animal makes when being hunted. When Ol' Lassie hears that, she gets excited because of these killer survival skills.
In , Nolan Bushnell started the gaming company Atari, which gave us the classic arcade game Pong. Bushnell sold the company just four years later and the following year, he opened Chuck E.
In fact, there is one game in Chuck E. Cheese that actually is called Ping , a knockoff of his original arcade game, which he couldn't use since he no longer owned it.
In , year-old Angus Barbieri , who weighed pounds, was put on a fasting program. It wouldn't be ethical to conduct a study like this today, but at the time, things were different, allowing Barbieri's doctor, William Stewart , to experiment.
On a strict regimen of multivitamins and minerals, Barbieri got his nutrients without eating a scrap of food, which resulted in nearly two months of constipation.
By the end of the year, Barbieri was pounds. Note: Fasting to this degree is not recommended, as it can lead to serious health conditions.
Searching through public Facebook data , Lee Byron and David McCandless found that relationships statuses changed for the worse two weeks before Christmas, around Easter, and on Mondays.
Though this data may be somewhat misleading, as people might not be live-updating their breakups, it shows an obvious trend. Thomas Hargrove has been archiving homicides for years through his Murder Accountability Project.
Through his experience, he came up with an algorithm that found patterns in recent unsolved murders linked to at least one other murder through DNA.
This allowed him to estimate the number of unsolved cases in the U. According to The New Yorker , he believes that the number of active serial killers in the U.
Upon going deaf, Beethoven discovered that if he bit onto a metal pole that connected to the piano he was playing, he could hear almost perfectly well.
This process is called bone conduction , and while technology has evolved, the science is the same: Vibrations are transferred from the conductive metal into our bones.
When this happens, our ears pick up the signal with no sound distortion. While previous research found that ants use visual cues, a study discovered that desert ants have an internal pedometer that helps them keep track of their travels and find their way back home.
The study had one experimental group perform a stressful activity, while the other control group did not. Afterward, they were shown pictures of women with various body types.
When the men in the control group were asked to rate the women on a scale of one to nine, they rated pictures of women with higher BMIs as the most attractive.
In , researchers in Seattle found that formerly captured crows were able to remember the face of their abductor even years after the incident.
Once they identified the suspect in question, they would threaten them by diving down and swarming the person that they had felt threatened by years before.
Our Canadian neighbors may not have been as friendly as we thought. This, unfortunately, led to the wrongful persecution of many of Canada's fine citizens.
In , Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for the mistreatment of these people. Microsoft founder Bill Gates encourages the Giving Pledge, a notion that, if you are fortunate enough, you should be giving 50 percent of your wealth to those who need it most.
The human brain is capable of amazing things, but in order to do those things, it needs to block out distractions through a process called unconscious selective attention.
The nose is one of those distractions. In his landmark s study, Ulric Neisser discovered this phenomenon after he asked participants to count the number of times basketball players passed a ball in a video.
What the large majority failed to notice in the video was a girl walking through the middle of the court with an umbrella, because they were so focused on counting.
So it was a genius idea when Joe Scaravella decided to gather up as many nonnas as he could to work in his restaurant in Staten Island. Enoteca Maria combines the skill of these delightful, talented grandmothers and has them create and cook recipes from their own family cookbooks.
When the Orlando Magic played the Milwaukee Bucks, O'Neal received an almost full-court pass before he shot the three-pointer.
Despite being the only official three-point shot in his career, he went down in NBA history as one of the greatest of all time. At the Bank of Philadelphia on Aug.
There was no sign of forced entry so it was thought to be an inside job. Patrick Lyon was imprisoned as the prime suspect, as he had been the carpenter that worked on the vault doors.
But then, they realized a man named Isaac Davis had been depositing large sums of money into the Bank of Philadelphia. It turned out, he was one of the robbers involved.
In , Lyon was freed, and Davis only ended up repaying the money without serving a day in jail. Due to certain defects in their delay timers, a large number of bombs never exploded—around 10 percent, or , tons.
As they've been discovered in years since, it's routine for German citizens to be evacuated from buildings or sectioned off on streets, while bomb experts handle the devices.
Trees are young'ns compared to the geezer sharks that rule the sea. Sharks have existed for around million years, while trees became their own official species only million years ago.
Other notable animals that outlive our leafy ancestors are the horseshoe crab as well as the jellyfish. Today, bacteria and fungi eat away at fallen trees, but that wasn't always the case.
Bacteria had to evolve to eat wood, so hundreds of millions of years go, trees would fall at death, leaving large piles of dead wood.
Forest fires of unimaginable proportions would burn the massive mounds of dead wood. And that's where most of the coal today on Earth came from, according to National Geographic.
What ensued during the raid was a stand-off, resulting in fists being thrown while guns were pointed at each other.
Internal affairs had to be contacted to put the officers under investigation in an attempt to figure out the unfortunate miscommunication.
Seuss, the popular children's book author who is known for his rhyming skills, was born with the name Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Seuss is his mother's maiden name, and their family pronounces it as "soice" rhyming with voice. Seuss' college friend Alexander Liang even wrote a poem about the common misconception.
We walk an Earth that has seen the extinction of Congratulations—that means you are technically in the. The Silverback gorilla can lift up to 10 times its body weight on average: a total of about 1, pounds, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
This makes them one of the strongest living animal species on Earth. Though they are feared, the Silverback gorillas will only use their strength when they feel threatened.
Your angsty teenage dreams of being the most original, unique person alive could actually come true! Grab a deck of cards and shuffle. Most likely, you will have created a combination of cards that had never existed yet until that moment.
Any math experts out there know that this is because the probability comes out to 52 factorial or 52! The probability that two card shuffles are exactly the same is so small, it likely will never happen.
When it's an adult, the "Immortal Jellyfish," scientifically named Turritopsis dohrnii , can transform its cells back to its childhood state.
This usually happens when it is physically harmed, sick, or even when it is starving. The jellyfish evolved this skill in order to survive throughout history, specifically when latching onto ships.
Since it can hitchhike, its DNA has spread and the not-so-rare species is emerging all over the world. In March , a B plane was headed to the United Kingdom and was armed with an atomic bomb.
This bomb was even bigger than the "Fat Boy," the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. During the flight, the pilots noticed a fault light, so one of them decided to check it out.
In doing so, he accidentally released the emergency pin, watching in horror as the bomb dropped to the ground. The good news was, the critical part of the bomb needed to set it off was still on the plane, so it never exploded.
Blue Whale calves grow pounds per day for the first year they are alive. They can move at a brisk pace of five miles per hour when fully grown, but can get up to 20 miles per hour if need be.
They can also hear up to 1, miles away in the ocean. Bill Murray is famous for starring in movies like the original Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day But anyone in Hollywood who's interested in working with him must first navigate a somewhat strange situation in order to get his attention.
That's because the star uses a mysterious number instead of an agent or manager. Vincent , told USA Today. I started calling once a week … He never called back.
I finally called his lawyer and said, 'I'm trying [to] reach Bill. Messages were tucked into waterproof bags that the kitties would carry around their necks.
However, while one cat apparently made it to its destination in under five hours, the other felines took up to a day to complete their journeys.
Due to the fact that the cats weren't particularly reliable and definitely weren't speedy, the service didn't last very long.
You may have been told at some point in your life that you're either left-brained or right-brained. The story goes that "people who are left brain dominant are more quantitative, logical, and analytical, while right-brained individuals are more emotional, intuitive, and creative free spirits," writes Psychology Today.
However, this theory isn't true. So while you may have certain qualities and characteristics that define you who are, they have nothing to do with which side of your brain you use more.
You can thank both sides of your noggin for contributing to your unique personality. Perfumes and colognes offer alluring aromas, but it turns out that there is another smell combination that is likely to turn a lady on.
The smells of cherries and barbecue were turn-offs, but "banana nut bread also had positive effects. It's pretty darn impressive that scientists have been able to harness energy from the sun, wind, and water, providing us with all kinds of alternative sources of power.
And now they've managed to create energy from snowfall. According to a study in the journal Nano Energy , engineers and chemists from the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA have developed a device made of silicone that can harness a charge from static electricity.
In , Animal Planet aired Mermaids: The New Evidence , a documentary—or rather, a mockumentary—that "proved" the half-human-half-fish beings exist.
And while the program was fake, plenty of the 3. In fact, so many people were fooled that the U. No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.
If you've ever been to the Iowa State Fair, you've experienced the sort of carnival-based fun that it's been providing since And if you've never been to the annual event, then you should know that you're missing out on quite a few quirky competitions , including cow-chip and rubber-chicken throwing contests, a husband-calling contest, and a beard-growing contest.
Publishers are always eager to release something unique—and Springer Nature did just that when they published a textbook by an author named Beta Writer in No, that's not a cheeky pseudonym; it's the name of a machine-learning algorithm designed by researchers from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
And while it doesn't sound like the most interesting material, it is "the first machine-generated research book," according to the academic publishing company.
The North Star might seem like a fixed marker in the sky. However, what we now recognize as the North Star, Polaris , hasn't always been our guiding light —and it won't always be in the future.
By the year 13, A. And by the year 26,, Polaris will be right back where it was and return to its status as the North Star.
Members of the Marsili family handle injuries remarkably well and that's because they only experience pain for a moment before it fades away. I was strong, I was resilient.
I bounced back. However, when a researcher at the University of Siena, where Letizia works, noticed her unusual tolerance for pain—which is something her mother, sister, and son all share—the two decided to collaborate to see what was going on.
They discovered that Letizia experiences "the good pain, the pain that alerts us to danger. Then it disappear[s].
The bad kind of pain, the chronic pain, the ongoing pain that we take painkillers for—she simply [doesn't] feel that. While "hipster" is used these days to describe someone who tries perhaps too hard to be stylish and trendy, the term is actually much older.
According to Dictionary. Lidio Valdez , an archaeologist from the Institute of Andean Studies, made a surprising discovery in Peru when he came across dead guinea pigs that had been sacrificed by the Incan people during the 16th century.
The rodents, which had clearly been a part of some sort of ritual, were adorned with earrings and necklaces made from colorful string. In , Adolf Hitler 's medical documents were being auctioned to the public by Alexander Historical Auctions.
According to the files, The Telegraph reported, flatulence had become such a pervasive issue for Hitler that he had to regularly ingest 28 different drugs to keep it under control.
But some of the anti-gas pills he used contained a base of strychnine , a poison that caused further stomach and liver issues. Using an electrical field to suspend a charged atom in a vacuum chamber, the team shot a laser beam at the atom and took a photo of the shadow it produced.
While atoms have been photographed before, their shadows have not, making this accomplishment unprecedented.
If you're in Maine, you'll find the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Canada to the north. But if you want to stay in the U.
Including 1, words or 11, characters it begins, The historical development of the Brain i. It then goes on to ask questions like, " What did they find and what did they eat?
How did they defend from their enemies and attack them? Which is the oldest stone ever discovered? Which ancestor of human being first started to walk with the help of two limbs?
If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, we've got bad news for you: Allergy season is getting longer and more intense each year, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health.
Likely another unfortunate result of climate change , scientists have found that pollen counts across the Northern Hemisphere have increased over the last 20 years and that pollen season is increasing 0.
And that's because they're a choking hazard without them. Some of these vented caps … have a little hole in the top to comply with the existing safety standards," the BIC pen company explains on its website.
Fans of George R. Martin 's best-selling books and HBO's hit series Game of Thrones will be able to tell you that High Valyrian is the Latin-like language used in formal circumstances by the fictional nobility of Essos and Westeros.
And while the stories may be make-believe, the language is a fully developed form of communication that you can learn yourself thanks to an online course from Duolingo.
As they say, "nothing is certain but death and taxes. And for some Maryland residents, rain and taxes are both inescapable and tied together thanks to the "rain tax," which was passed by the state legislature and signed into law in Nine counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, pay the annual fee that the Center for Watershed Protection describes as a "user fee charged to property owners for the service of managing the polluted runoff coming from their property.
In April , a team at Yale was able to restore partial functionality to the brains of decapitated pigs for 10 hours or more after the animal's death.
Neuroscientist Nenad Sestan , who participated in the experiment, explained that the result might allow us to "better understand how brain cells react to circulatory arrest" and "test whether some cellular functions can be restored in the brain after death.
When astronauts leave Earth, they face a range of factors that affect them physically. That includes the intense amount of radiation that they're exposed: According to NASA , it's the equivalent of anywhere between to a staggering 6, chest X-rays.
The next time you eat something that flaunts the rich flavor of vanilla, you might want to be aware of—or do your best to ignore—the fact that castoreum, a goo that beavers excrete to mark their territory, is sometimes used to enhance the flavor of vanilla in food, according to National Geographic.
Food and Drug Administration , but you'll probably never come across it in real life because it's difficult and expensive to collect.
In , the U. Just a few years after the Oregon Treaty was signed to end a border dispute between America and Britain which still ruled over the area that came to be known as Canada , things got a little heated on San Juan Island where citizens from both countries were located.
Historic UK explains that "a pig belonging to the British accidentally wandered onto the land of Lyman Cutlar , an American farmer. When Cutlar noticed the pig eating some of his potatoes he was incensed, and in a fit of rage shot and killed the pig.
Despite efforts to resolve the situation between the two men, things spread into the rest of the community and got to the point where the governor of British Columbia sent three warships to the area.
The two sides continued to increase their military force over the following month until British Navy Admiral Robert L.
Baynes arrived and ended things by stating that he would not "involve two great nations in a war over a squabble about a pig. The American outlaw, who was born in and was killed in , took his now-historical moniker from the only town that put him behind bars: Sundance, Wyoming.
He was jailed there when he was just 15 years old for stealing a horse and was sentenced to 18 months. The Sundance Kid went on to join the Wild Bunch, a group of robbers and rustlers who ranged through the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century.
The thought of any creature devouring its babies may be horrific to us, but for some animals, such as certain fish, reptiles, and amphibians, that's not the case, according to research published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
Among these creatures, sacrificing some of their young via cannibalism may be a way to help their other offspring survive when overcrowding becomes a problem.
The original MacGyver series that ran from until featured a main character who could fashion pretty much whatever his heart desired with random objects.
As a result, we've been using the word "MacGyvered" as an adjective meaning "adapted or improvised in an ingenious or expedient way. It only took 34 years!
If bourbon is your drink of choice , then you might want to plan a road trip to Kentucky. The state is not only responsible for 95 percent of the world's bourbon, according to The Atlantic , but there is also so much of it that the 4.
Jupiter's red spot is almost as well-known as the planet's remarkable rings. But the spot, which is, in fact, a storm, has been shrinking for a century and a half.
In , a blind woman wrote a book on a notepad with rubber bands wrapped around to indicate lines.
Her son read chapters back to her for edits then sent them to typesetters. Once, she gave her son 26 blank pages because the pen lost ink and police helped reform it in a five-month effort.
If I were wrong, one would have been enough. Dolly Parton has a program that will mail your child a free age-appropriate book once a month from birth to age 5.
He wanted kids to be sure that his stories were fantasies that could never actually happen. Seuss won the bet with his book Green Eggs and Ham.
The author of the book Eragon, Christopher Paolini, started writing the book at age Strewwelpeter is a German book to scare kids into being good.
The writer behind the Iron Giant, Ted Hughes, had written the book for his two children to help explain to them the suicide death of their mother.
The collective nouns we use for animals a gaggle of geese, herd of deer etc. It also included terms for professions such as a melody of harpists, a sentence of judges and a superfluity of nuns.
The book title 20, Leagues Under the Sea is referring to the distance traveled and not the depth.
A book published over 30 years ago has cryptic art and verses hinting at the location of 12 buried treasures in America. Only 2 have been found.
It has been linked to multiple child deaths. Daily Weekly.