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Tapped Four

Parties, game nights and even dinners become so boring at times but one good game can bring back all the excitement. Tapped four is...

Heroin Was Initially Marketed As A Cough Suppressant By Bayer AG

From 1898-1910, the German drug company Bayer marketed diacetylmorphine as an over the counter drug under their trademark name Heroin.  The name was derived from the Greek...

Syndromes: Foreign Accent Synrome

Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a person speaks with a “foreign” accent.  The...

Exploding Everlasting Gobstopper

Gobstoppers, (aka Jawbreakers in Canada and the US), are a type of hard candy made up of a number of layers, each layer dissolving...

Zombie Tag Evolution

All the gamer guys and girls get ready because the Zombie Tag Evolution is waiting for you. it is a very cool game which...

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Siddhārtha Gautama: Buddha’s Birthday

Buddha’s Birthday: the birthday of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, a spiritual teacher who is considered to be the founder of Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he...

Zombie Tag Evolution

All the gamer guys and girls get ready because the Zombie Tag Evolution is waiting for you. it is a very cool game which...

The Mona Lisa Contains Hidden Code

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci may contain hidden code. Art historians are investigating a real life “Da Vinci Code” style mystery after discovering tiny...

Myths: It Is Impossible to Sneeze With Your Eyes Open

To say that it’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open isn’t entirely correct. The process that produces a sneeze affects many parts of...

Carolyn Keene: Who Really Wrote Nancy Drew?

Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the author(s) of the Nancy Drew mystery stories and The Dana Girls mystery stories, both produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. First published in 1930, Mildred...

Famous Last Words: Oscar Wilde

Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde died on November 20, 1900 while in exile at the Hôtel d’Alsace in Paris.  His last words are...

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Tongue Twisters: She Sells Sea Shells…

She sells seashells on the seashore The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure So if she sells seashells on the seashore Then I’m sure she sells...

Why Do Wolves Howl?

When next month’s full moon unveils its luminescent splendor, and you feel the call of the wild to start howling, the ancient stirrings have...

Pareidolia: Faces in Clouds

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing...

Anatomy of a Cat Whisker

Cats have dozens of movable vibrissae (whiskers) over their body, especially their face. Vibrissae are usually thicker and stiffer than other types of hair but consist...

Politics & War: Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago....

Superstitions: Black Cats

Superstitions and stories around black cats vary from culture to culture. In Great Britain, Ireland, and Japan, black cats are actually a symbol of...

Brain: The First Computer Virus

Considered to be the first computer virus, Brain was released in its first form in January 1986.  The virus affected the IBM PC by...

Who Said That?: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The popular phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” meaning a single image can convey a complex idea or story, was introduced in...

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John Lennon – Annie Leibovitz Photo

Born in 1949 in Connecticut, USA Leibovitz studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. She became interested in photography  when she lived in...


Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high resolution photograph. It is a fully-recognized school of art and is considered to be...

Van Gogh’s Ear: What Really Happened?

There are two schools of thought about how Vincent van Gogh lost part of his left ear on December 23, 1888. Some believe that Paul Gauguin...

Pablo Picasso’s Full Name

Pablo Picasso’s full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito...

Picasso vs. Braque: Who Can Tell the Difference?

From 1909 – 1914, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso worked closely together daily to develop Cubism. Both artists produced paintings of monochromatic color and...