Christopher Hassiotis was a former editor at HowStuffWorks who wrote over 100 articles on topics ranging from jaguars to coffee. He is currently an executive producer and director of business development at iHeartMedia Podcast Network. He holds a B.A. in religion from the University of Georgia and was a city editor at Zagat.
And if we're going to get technical about it, neither do those of us here on Earth.
It's a celestial gift in the middle of August. Just look up for a spectacular sight.
Check your chicken's earlobes (yes!) to know what color eggs you'll get.
James Harrison's blood contains a rare and powerful antibody that's saved millions of Australian babies. Now, at age 81, after donating 1,173 times, he's hoping someone else will pick up where he left off.
If a microwave's your only option, could you make it work?
Parson Brown? Yuletide? Do you have a clue what the lyrics of Christmas carols are talking about?
Kim Jong Un called Donald Trump a dotard. Here are some equally entertaining, out-of-date options the 45th president could've thrown back in his face.
The annual World Gravy Wrestling Championship sees grapplers go head to head in a savory meat sauce on the last Monday each August.
These historical images remind us that marvel and awe go hand-in-hand with science (and eclipses), and have been a part of the human experience for as long as we've been a species.
A disappearing sport survives in a handful of mud-caked South Asian gyms specializing in a unique style of wrestling.
Mummified seals. Skeletal penguins. Massive whale bones. Antarctica is a weird and wonderful place.
New fossil analysis details a microscopic organism from 540 million years ago that just might be a precursor to every vertebrate on the planet.
Born Melanija Knavs in Yugoslavia, the former model is only the second foreign-born first lady of the United States.
At one time, tourists could drive through this mighty California icon. Then only hikers could traverse it. Now only worms and bugs will be able to pass through.
Turning 20 means Japanese youth gain the responsibilities and rights of adulthood, including voting and drinking alcohol. How do they mark the occasion?
Take a holiday trip to Uncanny Valley! A computer brain was trained to compose a carol inspired by a picture of a Christmas tree — with horrible results.
Donald Trump may be the most prominent Trump, but he's not the only one. His polarizing candidacy is affecting ordinary people who share the surname.
What does your choice of smartphone say about who you are and how others perceive you?