I discovered the Wendover Productions website last year when they posted a great video explaining why trains suck in America. Their latest video is an animated, fun-fact-filled tour through all 50 states in the US. One thing I learned is that a part of Canada is farther south than California.
For centuries, most of us have been taught that there are four oceans on Earth: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. Now though, National Geographic has recognized a fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica. Many scientists have long recognized the Southern Ocean as its own ocean and the US Board on Geographic Names… READ THE REST
A Belgian farmer had trouble maneuvering his tractor around a dang stone blocking his path, so he did the logical thing and moved it, just 7.5 feet away. Little did he know that by doing so, he changed the border between Belgium and France – giving more land to Belgian (and less to France!). The… READ THE REST
According to the annual World Happiness Report, the happiest country in the world is still Finland! It's the Nordic country's fourth year in the top spot. The United States is 19th in the ranking with Afghanistan in last place. The list reflects data collected in a Gallup World Poll and other sources. From CNN: The… READ THE REST
You understand how to mix drinks. You've seen "Cocktail." You might even be the designated server when friends get together, and you could even know your way around a bar or two. But even with that base of knowledge, you're probably still looking for a handful of cool mixing tricks that'll really knock people out.… READ THE REST
There are few occurrences in nature that elicit pure adolescent wonder quite like bioluminescence. Just the idea of a living thing exuding light fascinates all of us boring old humans who wish we could do something that cool. And when you experience seeing a night sky lit up with fireflies or a beach glow with… READ THE REST
Admit it … we've had a tendency to let a few things slide over the past 18 months. Stuff like your personal grooming. Hey, if you never have to leave the house, why shower and shave and clothe yourself properly? If you gave in a bit — maybe even a bit too much — just imagine… READ THE REST