Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain. That much is for sure. But the exact height is tough to say. Mountains are hard to measure because they are covered in ice and are so big they have their own gravity. When ...Read More
Le Tour de France (Tour of France), often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or The Tour, is the most famous and prestigious road bicycle race in the world. With the exception of interruptions for World War I and ...Read More
There are two related concepts worth mentioning: A space fountain would use pellets fired up from the ground by a mass driver, the pellets traveling through the center of a tower. These pellets would impart their kinetic ...Read More
Baseball's last legal spitball was thrown by Hall of Famer Burleigh Grimes for the New York Yankees in 1934. Although the pitch had been outlawed 14 years earlier, those already throwing it were permitted to continue.
Hit tunes of the Baby Boomer era are being used (or overused) as advertising jingles. The tip of the pop-hit ice berg include Carly Simon's "Anticipation" for Heinz ketchup, Frank Sinatra's "My Way" for Kids' Cuisine, The ...Read More
If you're a Belgian named John Joseph Merlin, you have to be a bit of an oddball. And indeed he was. He invented roller skates, which he revealed to the world by skating into a masquerade ball while playing a violin. He ...Read More