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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...

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...

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...

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...

Important Facts and Information about Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a family of different viruses that can trigger someone to suffer from a common cold or other severe ailments such as SARS...

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World’s Oldest Person: Jeanne Louise Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years,...

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Mister Rogers

Fred Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting the beloved children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Over three decades, he became an icon of...

Who Said That? Elwood Edwards: The Voice Of “You’ve Got Mail!”

Twenty years ago, Elwood Edwards sat in his living room and recorded four simple phrases on a cassette recorder: “welcome,” “file’s done,” “goodbye” and,...

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...

Biology: Earwax is Genetically Determined

There are two distinct genetically determined types of earwax (cerumen). The wet type, which is dominant, and the dry type, which is recessive. Asians...

The Red Queen Hypothesis

The Red Queen’s Hypothesis, (aka Red Queen, Red Queen’s race or Red Queen Effect), is an evolutionary hypothesis. First coined by biologist Leigh Van Valen in 1973,...
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Groundhog Day: February 2

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a...

Rembrandt’s Money Problems

Throughout his life, Rembrandt van Rijn was plagued with money problems. At the height of his career in 1639 he bought a large house on the...

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...

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...

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...

Hyperrealism

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...

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...

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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

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...