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The autumnal equinox is the day Earth is perfectly angled to the sun, so the day and night are of equal length. Well, almost.
The lynching memorial and its sister project, the Legacy Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama, cause Americans to reflect on a past they'd rather forget or know little about. We pay a visit.
Can you say, "amazing"? Here are five facts about the real Mister Rogers that may surprise you.
You might know the quote but do you know what the speaker was referring to? See how many of these famous quips or disses you recognize.
Yep, Jimi Hendrix could have borrowed a cup of sugar from George Frederick Handel — in a manner of speaking.
They all taste good but they don't mean the same thing.
The Easter holiday is on a different date each year. But how is the date determined? Answer: Look to the moon.
Ever seen a movie where the hero gets in an elevator, but the evil villain cuts the cables? Fortunately, elevators in the real world have so many safety features that you don't have to worry about dying if this happened to you.