The Dancing Plague Epidemic of 1518

“Tired arms, sweaty shoes, uncontrollable swings, and mad dancing” – such was the condition of the people in Strasbourg, France. The Dancing Plague first appeared in July 1518 when a woman named Mrs. Frau Troffea jumped into the street and...

5 Biggest Dinosaur Fossil Hoaxes Ever

Fossils are a record of an age now long gone. Most of us think of dinosaur bones that have turned to stone over the years, but the word “fossil” can also apply to other remains, like footprints or DNA preserved...

Difference Between Sorrel, Chestnut, And Red Roan Horses

A red horse is a red horse, right? There’s actually a variety of different types of coat colors that are applied to horses that might look very similar at first glance. A red roan is a horse that has white hairs mixed throughout the red. A sorrel horse is one that has a completely red base color and the possibility of white markings, while a chestnut horse is a much darker, brownish-red.

The Difference Between Rabbits And Hares

Most people probably don’t know what differentiates a hare and a rabbit, and they are so remarkably similar that it’s understandable. Among other differences, hares are born with hair and open eyes, while rabbits are born naked and blind. Hares usually go it alone in life, but rabbits will form colonies with a dominant male.

Difference Between Spam and Malware

The technical terms that describe any kind of malicious attack can be confusing for average people to differentiate. Malware, virus, or spam, just to name a few, are a few kinds of malicious programs that have different functionalities but the...

Miyake-jima – The island where everyone wears a gas mask

When you are trying to plan your next vacation, you obviously are thinking of rolling beaches with perfect tides and the right amount of sunlight. Maybe you prefer snow-covered mountains where you could eat marshmallows near a bonfire during the...

The Interesting Origins of 5 Common English Idioms 

English is a funny language, they say. And the fact that it has interesting idioms cannot be denied. Have you ever wondered how and why these common English idioms came into existence? The surprising origin stories of these common English...