One look, one smile, and I didn't stand a chance. The instant my eyes landed on Presley Chambers, I was a goner. She was a force of nature that turned my world upside down. Sweet, sassy, and sexy as hell, she brought me to my knees. But she isn't just any woman, she's a gift, she's a goddess, she's my disease...and I'll fight like hell to erase her fears. Sometimes fate has other plans. Now our future is in her hands.
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Today, some tour operators and cultural historians are calling attention to the country's little-known Jewish heritage.
"The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica" is from smithsonianmag.com, published on July 7, 2016.
On a trip to visit her grandparents in rural India, Maanasa Mendu noticed something that didn’t happen back home. The lights went out. A lot. Almost every day, at six o’clock, the power would cut out, in an attempt to distribute power. It’s a well-known issue there; the term “energy crisis” is often used.
The Boy Scouts of America is so identified with gender that "boy" is in the 107-year-old organization’s name. And for years, the organization has defined that to mean individuals assigned a male gender at birth.
The breaking news of July 4, 1915, shocked New Yorkers and the rest of the country. A shooting at the home of America’s most powerful banker J.P. Morgan, the son of the financial giant (and tyrant) with the same name, exposed tensions that could barely be kept under wraps as the United States—with about 15 percent of its population born abroad—struggled to remain neutral in the war tearing apart Europe.
Many people know the feeling of that combination of early morning calamities: You can’t find your shoes, your coffee turned out bitter. Thank goodness your toast came out right—brown and crispy, just like you like it. But you might want to think twice before taking a bite: As the BBC reports, British food scientists just declared that browned toast might be bad for your health.
Any crime drama connoisseur can tell you: arsenic is a killer. At high doses, it can lead to skin lesions, liver damage, cancers, multi-organ failure and cardiac arrest. But most instances of arsenic poisoning don’t come from a murder plot.
This mental health condition inflicts up to one in seven mothers during pregnancy or after their child's birth. But only around half of those women ever get diagnosed. Proposed by representative Katherine M. Clark, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act provides $5 million per year from 2018 to 2022 for states to develop screening and treatment programs for mothers.
Today, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes any number of dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Head to any major city in the United States and you’ll see bike share programs like New York’s CitiBike and Denver’s B-cycle.
It started with a simple question: where were all the women pirates? Laura Sook Duncombe loved Peter Pan as a child and gobbled up every book on piracy she could find. But as she read, she was forced to face the harrrrrrd truth: All of the women seemed relegated to mere footnotes and short paragraphs sprinkled throughout books about male pirates. This curiosity spurred a quest for answers—and led to her new book.
Why did our early ancestors eat one another? Some scientists say it may have been because they were hungry. But a new study suggests that humans aren't particularly nutritious and speculates that ancient cannibals had other reasons for chowing down on their fellow bipeds.
When archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann traveled to Ithaca, Greece in 1868, one goal was foremost in his mind: discovering the ancient city of Troy using Homer’s Iliad. The epic poem was widely believed to be no more than a myth, but Schliemann was convinced otherwise. For him, it was a map to the hidden location of ancient cities.
Back when she lived in California, Katrina Cornish found herself wondering about those open trucks she saw carrying big loads of ripe tomatoes. Why, she thought, weren’t the tomatoes on the bottom crushed into big red puddles.
Nearly 20 years ago, excavators digging on North Carolina’s remote Hatteras Island uncovered a worn ring emblazoned with a prancing lion. A local jeweler declared it gold — but it came to be seen as more than mere buried treasure when a British heraldry expert linked it to the Kendall family involved in the 1580s Roanoke voyages organized by Sir Walter Raleigh during Elizabeth I’s reign.
It is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, and not just because it symbolizes America’s military.
You’ve just stepped into a very old library. What’s the sensory experience like? Dust could shimmer in the light; silence fills your ears. But the sense most people notice first is smell—the scent of old books prickling your nose.
President Rutherford B. Hayes first arranged to have a telephone installed in the White House, writes Stacy Conradt for Mental Floss. Back then, the only alternative form of rapid communication was the telegram. But it wasn’t until Herbert Hoover requested, just after taking office, that a line be put in on his desk in the Oval Office that the room that was intended to be the center of power had its own phone, writes History.com.
Are you a champion couch potato? A legendary lie-about? If you also happen to be spectacularly fit and have a Y chromosome, The Guardian’s Kim Willsher has the scoop on the perfect job for you: a French study recruiting men willing to lie on their backs for two months for the sake of space research.
That’s if the “supergun,” whose parts were seized by British customs officials on this day in 1990, had ever been completed. But Big Babylon never made it to Iraq, writes William Park for the BBC. It was part of a failed “supergun” project that sounds like it was could be straight out of the pages of a Bond novel.