The Colonel's real secret of KFC's success
Before there was KFC, there was really no such thing as fast-food chicken. Fast food meant thin, easily griddled burgers and thin-cut potato sticks you could dump in the deep fryer.
Some animals are dying for love
In a brief and frenzied mating season, the males of a marsupial species that livees in Australia, South America and Papua New Guinea will compete desperately for the attention of the females, mate frantically with them, and get so stressed out by the experience that they will die, tragically, like an army of Romeos.
Scientists find evidence of Martian supervolcanoes
We've known for a long time that Mars has volcanoes; after all, Olympus Mons on the Martian Tharsis shield is the largest volcano in the solar system.
Woman's story of trading 300 sandwiches for engagement ring prompts online mockery, outrage
News websites, online commenters and blogs have responded to 300 sandwiches with mockery, contempt, cries of sexism and Slate's Amanda Hess even questioned the humanity of such an project.
Is Google wrecking our memory?
Is the Internet ruining our ability to remember facts? If you've ever lunged for your smartphone during a bar argument, then you've no doubt felt the nagging fear that your in-brain memory is slowly draining away.
Why shopping malls are attractive targets for terrorists
At the time, they reported that there had been over 60 terrorist attacks against shopping centers in 21 countries since 1998.
If you text a driver who causes an accident, should you be held liable?
Texting while driving is a stupid activity that could end in injury, death and/or criminal and civil liability for the texter. But what about the person on the other end of that text message?
The new chic of bare bulbs hanging on strings
What began as a nod to our industrial past has taken on a design life of its own, with designers harnessing some of the pared-down charm of the bulb on a string and propelling it into the future, with decidedly contemporary results that are anything but austere.
Teen birth rate hits all-time low
According to a Centers for Disease Control report released last week, the teen birth rate has plunged downward yet again, falling 6 percent between 2011 and 2012. It has never been lower, as least not in the 73 years the government has been
Why is some deli meat iridescent?
What causes some sliced deli meats to possess an iridescent sheen? On occasion, a slice of ham or beef will exhibit the sort of rainbow spot one might see on an oil slick or the inside of a seashell. Why?
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