A review of the highly-regarded book “The Girl Behind The Wall,” which provides a glimpse into what it was like to grow up behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany. Antje Arnold captures her perception of what life was like growing up in communist East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s.
The North Carolina Cemetery Survey is working to find all the unmarked graves in the state. North Carolina has more unmarked graves than almost all of the remainder of our nation.
Through the eyes of world-famous big cat trainer and animal lover Alexander Lacey, here is a look at what it's like to work with lions and tigers.
The earliest artifacts or fossils often hold surprising information that close gaps in science and history. Enjoy reading about ten cases that are as interesting as they are informative.
People have celebrated Thanksgiving for centuries; however, the feasts shared today differ drastically from the delicacies enjoyed in the past, even when compared to just a few generations ago. Today's turkey is a monstrous distortion of what it should be, and once was.
A comprehensive guide and commentary about which forms, documents and other items you will be required to bring to a USCIS interview for adjustment of status in the US.
Flamingos are fabulous—they are so beautiful and they have some very interesting behaviors, for example, their elaborate courtship dance.
Toilet paper is something we use every day, but how much do you know about it? You might be surprised at just how many fun facts there are to learn about it. See how many of these you already knew!
We had seen speedboats doing insane speeds but what about navy ships? Can they do similar speeds? Navy ships operate in choppy waters which is a disadvantage for speed. But they are still fast. Let’s see how fast.
The goddess Eris is not the most famous deity in Greek mythology, but she was pivotal in bringing about the Trojan War. Eris is the goddess of Discord, and she could drive a wedge between anyone.
What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? How long would it take nature to recover from centuries of human activity? How much civilisation will able to stand the test of time?
Here are some heart shaped facts, from a newly discovered heart problem to humming birds, playing cards to swimming pools and the night sky's heart nebula.
Just in case 200+ odd facts weren't enough for you the first time, I have compiled another list, some possibly even stranger than before, but still true.
This non-fiction story of the self-destruction of Braniff International Airlines takes the reader into corporate boardrooms behind the scenes of managerial and policy decisions that doomed the vibrant, pace-setting major carrier after fifty years of flying.
While spending a week vacationing in Indianapolis I found that between swimming in the hotel pool, visiting the Indy zoo and playing haunted laser tag I barely had time to search for local urban legends and haunted places. So being the OCD type person that I am, I put a halt to the leisure time fun and buckled down on some hardcore research my last three days in Indiana. With any luck, you the reader will find my discoveries as interesting as I have.
Why does drinking salty seawater only make humans more thirsty? How are the kidneys involved? What would happen if you only drank salt water for an extended period of time? This article explores all of these questions and more.
Don't call them dumb (or tasty or juicy either). Get acquainted with the lessons that turkeys have to teach us about defining yourself, listening to your mother, and confidently strutting your stuff.
Alien Big Cats, or ABCs, are commonly sighted throughout the world, but especially in the United Kingdom. The Beast of Bodmin Moor and the Beast of Buchan are two of the more well known ABCs said to roam throughout the UK.
Drones are unmanned, so while designing for speed the designers can just let their hair loose. Are they fast though? Faster than the fastest Jets? Let’s find out.
Why are zombies so popular? What are the origins of zombie mythology, and how does interest in zombies relate to psychology, philosophy, and morality. Lastly, could there be a real zombie apocalypse?
When we talk about military ships, Aircraft Carriers and Battleships are the biggest of them all. But can they move fast? You will be surprised. Let's take a look.
Have you thought about getting a library card? A lot has changed since the days before the internet. Libraries of today offer so much more besides books to read. However, if you are looking for just books to read, then having a library card is also for you!
Being built on water is one of Venice's charming characteristics, but also the very thing that is threatening its survival. Venice environmental challenges may ruin it or even sink it forever.
Are Ocean Liners and Cruise Ships different? Yes? Okay, we will find out. But are they fast? Don’t know? Then definitely read on.
Carl Sagan (1934-1996) envisioned a cosmic aim for humanity. Though humanity will not be the final species to go extinct, according to Sagan, the Earth is ours in the meantime.
A jack o'lantern is a carved and lighted Halloween pumpkin. It's also a name for the mysterious light that appears near the surface of a wetland.
At 12:15 in the afternoon on Thursday, August 14, 2003, a seemingly routine procedure enacted by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator set into motion a chain of events that would affect 55 million people in the Northeastern United States and Canada. The Great Northeast Blackout of 2003 caused the failure of more than 508 generating units at 265 separate power plants, causing almost one in every six people in the United States to lose power for up to 2 days.
Placer gold hunters usually follow the age old gold prospecting rules by digging in waterways. Here, I share places that have yielded me gold that may not be so well known. Enjoy and good hunting!!
Man's greatest invention and experiment is the creation of the city. Of all of mankind's cities through the times, our modern city is by far the most complex; and almost always plagued with unrest.