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Caffeine Facts and Trivia

What’s America’s favorite drug? You guessed it—caffeine. We use more caffeine than all other drugs—legal or illegal—combined. Want to know what the stuff is doing to you? Here’s a quick overview. Background If you start the day with a strong cup of coffee or tea, you’re not alone. Americans ingest the caffeine equivalent of 530 […]

An Independent State

There’s recently been talk of a movement called “Calexit”—a proposal for California to withdraw from the United States and become an independent nation. It’s not nearly the first or only time in recent history that a state has looked at secession. Alaska The notion of pursuing independence is so strong in Alaska that the Alaskan […]

The Only Oscar Movie Ever That…

Winning an Academy Award is pretty special. Even more special is doing it in such a way that it’s the only time it’s ever happened. Only movie to win both an Oscar and a Razzie… The Oscars go to the year’s best achievements in movies. The Razzies, or “Golden Raspberry Awards,” are handed out to […]

Celebrity Gossip

Here’s the latest edition of the BRI’s cheesy tabloid section—a bunch of gossip about famous people. George Clooney When Clooney was in middle school, he developed a medical condition called Bell’s palsy, which partially paralyzed his face for nearly a year. Clooney’s left eye stayed closed and he had trouble eating and drinking. This condition […]