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America By Numbers: Volunteers

26.8% of all adult Americans volunteered for a non-profit organization last year

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weird Science: Snakes that fly, tiny snakes and snakes that eat snakes

Think you’re scared of snakes? Well, there are so many different kinds there’s probably at least one you won’t mind.

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weird Science: Junk food tied to depression

Scientists discover that people who eat more junk food are 51% more likely to be depressed than people who eat healthy food.

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

America By Numbers: 8 U.S. Presidents never attended college

42 Presidents were born in 20 of the 50 states

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weird Science: Why did this guy find radioactive rain?

Raining radiation could be from fallout out of Japan’s Fukushima disaster, or experimental climate control programs. One scientist says it could even be normal.

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

America By Numbers: Weather Disasters

In 2011, more billion-dollar weather disasters occurred than in any other year on record.

April 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day in Music: Phil Spector, Dan Aykroyd and ‘We Are the World’

On this date, Phil Spector is convicted of murder and major recording artists — including Dan Aykroyd?! — record “We Are the World”.

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day in Sports: Arnold Palmer, Ron Blomberg and Bert Blyleven

A major step in the popularization of professional golf, the regular season debut of the designated hitter, and a birthday for Bert Blyleven — all happened today in sports history.

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day in Music: Tammy Wynette and Wendy O. Williams of Plasmatics

Sad music news on this date, remembering two singers who died in 1998.

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day in Sports: Wilt Chamberlain, Wayne Gretzky and Moses Malone

March 23: Wayne Gretzky scores goal number 802, and Moses Malone has a birthday.

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day in Music: John Lennon, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley

March 23: John Lennon releases a book of poetry and Billy Joel marries Christie Brinkley.

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

America By Numbers: Same-sex marriage is allowed in 8 states

The issue of same-sex marriage went mainstream in the 1970s.

March 22, 2012 · Leave a comment