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On this day in history in 1776, Paul Revere started his famous midnight ride.
Today in History: April 18, 1775 By April 18, 1775, the Sons of Liberty were in quite the quandary. British soldiers were traveling the countryside confiscating the colonists’ weapons, so they needed a way to alert the Minutemen that their arrival was imminent, giving them time to hide their firearms. Dr. Joseph Warren approached Paul [&hellip
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We've all heard about the terrible mass panic that ensued after War of the Worlds broadcasted. The problem? That panic never took place.
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The opium found on poppy seeds stays in your system up to 48 hours after consumption in significant enough quantities to potentially test positive in certain drug tests.
Mark asks: Will eating poppy seed muffins cause you to fail a drug test? When Elaine on Seinfeld failed a drug test after eating a poppy seed muffin back in the 1996 episode “The Shower Head,” the idea that you could fail a drug test after eating poppy seeds took off. Turns out, this wasn’t [&hellip
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Science tells us that eventually the magnetic field of Earth will switch or collapse. So what will happen to us when it does?
Jesse asks: What will happen when the earth’s magnetic field switches? The Earth’s magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could completely flip around, or collapse altogether, should cause us to worry, right? Well, yes and no. Magnetosphere Basics The result of [&hellip
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On this day in history, in 1178 BC, King Odysseus arrived back home after the Trojan War.
Today in History: April 16, 1178 BCE King Odysseus began to make his way home when the Trojan War ended after serving ten years as one of the most distinguished leaders of the Greek Army. Along the way, he had to deal with perils such as the Cyclopes, the Sirens and Scylla and Charybdis. These [&hellip
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Try not to be too shocked, but French toast isn't actually French.
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Mary Surratt was the first woman in United States history to be sentenced to death and executed, but to this day, people still debate whether or not she's innocent.
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Were Richard the Lionheart and King Phillip II gay lovers? Possibly, but the evidence says probably not.
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Your apples aren't trying to ruin your day by turning brown. Instead, they're trying to keep themselves clean.
Goro T asks: Why do the insides of apples turn brown when you cut the apple open? The insides of apples turn brown when exposed to air thanks to a built in defense mechanism against bacteria and fungus. The trigger for this is damage to the cells, such as when you cut the apple, which [&hellip
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You probably already know that tomatoes are fruits, not vegetables. But do you know what distinguishes the two from one another?
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