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Ulrik Tofte, Think Stock
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About April Fool’s Day

Every year on April 1st, office water coolers are spiked with white wine and computer mouses are glued to desks. Every year on college campuses, half empty buckets of water are placed on the top of dorm room doors and passed out bros are covered with marker ink. And throughout the world, the sound of chuckling and cackling can be heard echoing across its borders.

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US Department of Energy
US Department of Energy
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This Day in History for March 28 – Three Mile Island Accident and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1834 – President Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to be censured by Congress (More info)

1939 – The Spanish Civil War ends (More info)

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Category: History, Information
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MDGovpics, Flickr/LenDog64, Flickr/-Chupacabras-, Flickr/2sirius, Flickr
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone enjoys putting on their best green clothes on March 17th and being Irish for a day. We’ve all heard there was a saint and something to do with snakes in Ireland and now we have parades and drink green beer. But what do we really know about St. Patrick’s Day?

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'Death of Caesar' by Vincenzo Camuccini / Wikimedia Commons
'Death of Caesar' by Vincenzo Camuccini / Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for March 15 – Ides of March and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

44 BC – On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar is stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus (More info)

1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas (More info)

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wwarby, Flickr
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The Real Story Behind the Phrase ‘In the Nick of Time’

When something gets done ‘in the nick of time,’ it means the clock is about run out, and whatever needed doing almost didn’t get done at all. In the movie ‘The Hangover,’ the guys have a wild bachelor’s party weekend in Las Vegas, and only make it back to Los Angeles for the groom’s wedding ‘in the nick of time.’

But where exactly does this oft-used expression come from?

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U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy
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This Day in History for March 11 – Tohoku Earthquake and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted (More info)

1941 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan (More info)

1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States (More info)

2004 – Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain kill 191 people (More info)

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What’s the Real Story Behind the Popular Soft Drink Coca-Cola?

Nothing could be more American than sitting down with your friends, in a restaurant or during the big game, and enjoying a great big glass of Coca-Cola, right? Coca-Cola means Santa Claus, family outings and summertime fun… in other words, pure Americana.

So, what does Coca-Cola have to do with America’s war on drugs?

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Category: Drugs, History, News
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YouTube
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Happy Leap Day! Watch Sweet Videos of Women Proposing to Men

According to an old Irish legend, St. Patrick and St. Bridget struck a deal in which women would be permitted to propose to men every four years on Leap Day. That tradition continues on YouTube

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Category: History, Videos, Weird News
Dan Callister, Getty Images
Dan Callister, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 18 – First Oscars Awarded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards (More info)

1930 – Pluto, once believed to be the ninth planet, is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh (More info)

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Category: History, Movies, Space, Sports
Chip Somodevilla, Getty
Chip Somodevilla, Getty
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Black History Month

Every February, America recognizes the struggles, achievements and contributions that the African-American community has made to honor its ancestry and recognize the advancements and innovations that have shaped our lives and society. I

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Central Press, Getty Images/Universal Pictures
Central Press, Getty Images/Universal Pictures
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Did President Eisenhower Meet with Aliens?

According to a former Pentagon consultant and prominent author and lecturer, President Eisenhower met with aliens on at least one occasion during his presidency. Timothy Good, who worked with the Eisenhower administration, made this claim on a recent BBC program.

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500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art [VIDEO]

This was brought to my attention by a friend, I found it fascinating and thought I would share it with you...Enjoy! 

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