Every Halloween, bags of triangle-shaped, yellow, orange and white candies fill trick-or-treat bags all over the U.S. But what exactly is candy corn?
by Stephanie Watson Oct 23 2019
The Rolex name is synonymous with luxury and cool. But how did this watch company become one of the most famous brands in the world?
by Carrie Whitney, Ph.D. Oct 23 2019
The largest eagle in the world has a claw the size of a grizzly bear's, a leg the size of a human's and a very disapproving gaze.
by Jesslyn Shields Oct 23 2019
What really happens when you transfer your browser to the incognito feature? You may think you're completely anonymous on the internet but that's not what's happening. Still it does have some useful purposes.
by Nathan Chandler Oct 23 2019
The twisting trail wasn’t the most direct route, but its heart-pounding ascents past other ceremonial sites built suspense for the final reveal.
by Dave Roos Oct 22 2019
Why Wainscoting Has Stood the Test of Time
Wainscoting might conjure up images of stodgy oak paneling. But forget that. This design element has stood the test of time because it can seamlessly blend into just about every style and decor.
By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.
Meet the Toad That Can Mimic a Snake
When the Congolese giant toad feels threatened, it can ward off predators by transforming itself into what looks like a super-venomous Gaboon viper.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
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