Readers sometimes ask if we’ll ever run out of things to write about. No way. Origins are a good example: as we recently discovered, even lowly snack foods can have fascinating (and delicious) origins.
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Babies: Cute little bundles of joy…or bizarre creatures from another planet? Bones An adult human has exactly 206 bones. Babies, however, have as many as 300. When they’re born, a lot of what will eventually harden and fuse into solid bones are individual pieces of soft bones, or cartilage. Knees But some bones adults have […]
Celebrities: They’re beautiful, talented, and they even invent words and phrases! Courtesy flush As purveyors of the world’s finest and largest books of trivia read in the bathroom, we like to keep up with all the slang terms and phrases related to everything that goes on in what we call “the reading room.” One phrase […]
If you’re from the area near a college or went there, you probably know why your quirky team name is what it is, but for the rest of us, let the truth be told. Stanford Cardinal Look closely — the prestigious California university’s team name is the Cardinal, not cardinals. That refers to the shade […]
At the recently held consumer electronics show E3, Microsoft enraged cash-strapped gamers with an announcement that its latest system, the Xbox One X will cost nearly $500. That’s actually par for the course, because video games are two things: fun…and expensive. MAGNAVOX ODY$$EY The first widely available video game system in the U.S. came out […]