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A Festivus for the Rest of Us

“Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way. A new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!” That speech is the dramatic origin of the non-denominational holiday that takes place each year on December 23 according to Frank Costanza, George’s dad on the hit television show Seinfeld. Read More »

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Wright Brothers Day Trivia

112 years ago today, December 17th, Orville and Wilburt Wright set out in their aircraft with their hearts full of hope. It was a gamble—never before had we successfully taken flight, and it was certainly not for lack of trying. Triumphantly, they soared above Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and realized the great dream of flight. Read More »

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Thanksgiving Trivia and Conversation Starters

Getting together with friends and family on Thanksgiving can be heartwarming and fun! Sometimes it can all feel like a blur with delicious flavors, hilarious laughs, and more than a few awkward moments. On those occasions when the conversation slows and the food coma starts to kick in, it's vital to have some quick and easy fall back conversation topics, and nothing fuels conversation better than a good, "Hey, did you know..." trivia fact Read More »

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Celebrate Earth Science Week

Calling all science enthusiasts and nerds! In case you didn’t know it, we are right smack dab in the middle of National Earth Science Week (October 12-18, 2014). 

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) first established this week back in 1998 to get the public excited about earth sciences, and to promote good stewardship of our planet. Each year, AGI creates a theme for the week, and this year it’s “Earth’s Connected Systems.” Read More »

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Stupidest Things Ever Said: Live Television Bloopers

Live Television is fun to watch, especially when there are errors in front of a live studio audience! We all know that Saturday Night Live is at its best when the characters break the fourth wall and giggle along at one another's jokes. Call it schadenfreude or just the joy of seeing that the celebrities on the small screen are just as human as we are.   Read More »