1 in 3 children can use a tablet before they can speak, a survey found.
People who think their opinions are superior to others may be most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more, a study found.
A person with a one-hour commute has to earn 40 per cent more money to be as satisfied with life as someone who walks to the office.
Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners in study of almost 50,000 women.
A scientific study found that starting high school one hour later than usual allowed students to sleep more than half an hour more, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance.
According to secret service agents, Ronald Reagan carried a pistol in his briefcase when he was president, “just in case you guys can’t do the job, I can help out”. Reagan acquired a pocket sized pistol after college in the 1930s “and kept it lovingly the rest of his life”.
In 1917, owners of the Phelps Dodge mining company kidnapped 1,300 striking mineworkers in Bisbee, Arizona, their supporters and bystanders, deported them via a 16 hour train ride across the desert with no food and little water and told them never to come back.
Toto, the Japanese toilet company, created a motorcycle that runs on waste. TOTO’s “Toilet Bike Neo” runs on biogas that is produced from livestock waste. It has a toilet for a seat.
Marquette University bought the original manuscripts and multiple working drafts of “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” from J.R.R. Tolkien for only 1,500 pounds (less than $5,000) in 1956. At the time, no other institution had expressed an interest in Tolkien’s literary manuscripts.
The Elvis Presley’s manager, “Colonel” Tom Parker prevented Elvis from touring outside of the US (except for 3 shows in Canada in 1957) because Parker was, among other things, an illegal alien from the Netherlands that was suspected of murder. Here are a few other things that Parker did. Some were poor judgement and many […]