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Drinking Ice Water Burns Calories

When it comes to losing weight, many individuals know that the correct amount of exercise paired with healthy eating is the way to go. However, this doesn’t stop individuals from employing other small tactics into their routines to help the...

The Truth About Thomas Beatie, the World’s First Pregnant Man

When the story first broke out about Thomas Beatie, the international newspapers went a little wild with headlines like “He’s Pregnant. You’re Speechless” (New York Times), and “Pregnant Man Gives Birth (PEOPLE). At the time, the public was aghast with...

Poinsettias: Is This Popular Holiday Plant Really Poisonous?

The poinsettia, characterized by its very showy red leaves and green foliage, is commonly found in flower shops and department stores throughout the holiday season. This popular plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, is native to Central America and Mexico,...

The Amazing Life of Investigative Journalist Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was an investigative journalist who made headlines in the 1880s when she got herself committed to an insane asylum on purpose so she could do a report on the conditions on the inside from the point of view of a patient.

Who Really Invented The Toilet?

Contrary to popular belief, there was no man named John P. Crapper who invented the flush toilet. However, a man named Thomas Crapper did make numerous improvements…