Trivia / Knowledge

Can people see as well as owls?

We think we cannot see at night. But given enough time to adjust, the human eye can, for a time, see almost as well as an owl's. Ultimately, as the amount of light decreases, an owl detects shapes after a human no longer can.

Who was Nike?

In Greek mythology, Nike was a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus. Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War ...

The Armed Forces

This week, The Answer Man looks at military facts. 1. What 20th-century conflict was dubbed "The Forgotten War" despite 54,246 U.S. deaths? 2. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman to earn this congressional award. 3. What modern vehicle ...

Which is Germany's oldest city?

The oldest city in Germany, Trier was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and residence of the Emperor Constantine. Despite a bloody history, a remarkable amount of Trier's past has been preserved, including an impressive group of Roman ...