Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

What's the Origin of "The Finger"?

The finger of honor in England is indicated by two fingers (when displayed with the palm inward). This…
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The Hidden Dangers of Cannonballs

During 18th-century naval battles it was not the cannonballs themselves that posed a danger, but the explosion of…
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Do You Know Why August has 31 Days?

An apocryphal story explains it this way when Augustus Caesar claimed control of the Roman Empire. He wanted…
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The Old-Fashioned Way to Detect Diabetes

In the old days, doctors were sometimes forced to taste the urine of their patients to confirm their…
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The Navajo Language During the World War II

During this time the American Army used the Navajo language as a secret code to transmit messages: the…
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