I always thought you could only trade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., but the practice of buying and selling stocks after official trading hours is a relatively recent phenomenon. Accordi… Read More
Discounting Otis, the beloved town drunk from "The Andy Griffith Show," and Robert Downey, Jr. , we'll go with Henry Earl. According to Wikipedia, Earl has been arrested, as of January… Read More
You blow your nose, out comes snot. Five seconds later, you're stuffed-up again. Where is all this mucus coming from? When it comes to science questions, we like to consult kid-friendly site… Read More
The American icon Uncle Sam was in fact based on a real man, albeit a rather short, pudgy, beardless one. A businessman from Troy, New York, Samuel Wilson provided the army with beef in bar… Read More
Contrary to the sworn testimony of tobacco executives in 1994, nicotine is highly addictive. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, withdraw symptoms include "irritability, cravi… Read More
The official Play-Doh web page wasn't very helpful, so we poked around the "Corporate Info" section of Hasbro's web site. Eventually, we found a page on the history of Play-Doh. Unfortunatel… Read More
Negotiating the value of your dead body would be a strange process. Would you get more money if you have an interesting mole or unique eye color? Would you get less if you have some plastic… Read More
There are a few theories, though -- like this one from the MadSci Network . The post argues that girls often have neater handwriting because they "tend to be more calm and patient at younge… Read More
The Christian Science Monitor likens an icebreaker ship to a blocker on a football team -- the icebreaker plows through the defense to get the ship where it needs to go. But these ships don'… Read More
Cut off your mattress tag already! Don't worry, you won't get locked up. As a consumer, it's perfectly legal to remove the tag from your own mattress. So why is it there? Well, the answer is… Read More
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