10 Fascinating Typographical Origins

A typographical character is simply a printed symbol—this includes letters, numbers, and punctuation marks. The ? is called a question mark; ( and ) are called parentheses; and ; is known as the semicolon. But you know that already, and I suspect you’re beginning to Read More …

10 Weird Facts About Cereal

Breakfast cereal is one of the most popular foods in the world and is enjoyed by hundreds of millions daily. But like many staples of our diet, it is not nearly as old as you might think. The first breakfast cereal was invented in 1863. Read More …

10 Smallest Things Of Their Kind In The World

We recently took a look (at a great distance) at some of the world’s very largest things of their kind. After all that mind-boggling immensity, we decided it’d be fun to go in the other direction and scale down . . . way, way down. All of the things Read More …

10 Cool Car Facts

The first automobile is generally considered to have been invented in 1886, making it just over 125 years old. And yet cars are among our most primal obsessions. Learning to drive is a profound rite of passage; sliding behind the wheel for the first time Read More …

Ten Fascinating Facts About Mexico

For many, Mexico has a bad reputation. Poverty, immigration, and the savage fallout of the drug trade lend the nation a certain air of hopelessness to outsiders. Since declaring independence from Spain in 1821, the country has endured ruinous treaties, foreign military occupation, economic collapse, Read More …

Top 10 Crazy Facts About Kim Jong Il

North Korea’s pint-sized dictator is a master of propaganda and social manipulation, but he also apparently suffers from insecurity, delusion, and severe OCD. Here are 10 “facts” about Kim Jong Il, as reported by the media. The word “facts” is in quotes because the first Read More …