Five Facts for Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2016

It’s not Mexico’s Independence Day

Many outside of Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexican Independence but it…

Ringing in the Month of May

April 29, 2016

Sunday is May 1st and around the world, many people will be celebrating May Day. May Day is a national public holiday in many countries and serves as…

#dyk: A Carbonated Drink Won’t Explode Under Water

April 25, 2016

Have you ever opened a fizzy drink and gotten an unexpected shower? Did you know that phenomenon will never happen under water?
In an article for Nerdist…

241 Years of American History

April 19, 2016

Today, April 19th, is the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution. On this day, 241 years ago, the “shot heard around the world” was fired…

Top Moments from March Madness

April 4, 2016

Tonight, the Villanova Wildcats will face off against the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game. Although…

Three Pranks to Prepare You for Foolin’

March 31, 2016

It’s the eve of America’s most mischievous day – April Fools!  Have you found the perfect trick to play on your friends and family? If not, have…

Setting the Record Straight on Caffeine

March 29, 2016

Despite people safely consuming caffeine for centuries, misinformation in the news about this ingredient is all too common.
Some scientists even believe…

A Long History of Easter Traditions

March 25, 2016

Easter Sunday is this weekend and people across the world will be celebrating the holiday in various ways.
Some of the most common Easter traditions are…

Happy 177th Birthday “OK”!

March 23, 2016

Did you know in the early 19th century it was popular among journalists to misspell words on purpose and then abbreviate the misspelling in articles as…

#DYK: It’s Pi Day

March 14, 2016

It’s March 14, 2016, which also means today’s date matches the first three numbers of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter - 3.14159265359…