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Here's What You Never Knew About Shark Week

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment

Shark Week is already cable's longest running program event, and now we know it's posting its highest ratings ever, but here are some things you may n...

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

In Commemoration of the Five-Year Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Death, Here Are 20 Interesting Facts About MJ You Didn't Know

AskMen.com | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
AskMen.com

Michael Jackson kept a full menagerie at his Neverland Ranch. While Bubbles the chimpanzee is probably his most famous pet, he also owned a boa constrictor named Muscles, two pythons, two llamas, four giraffes, two more non-famous chimps, two alligators and 13 Chilean flamingos.

12 Human Foods You Didn't Know Could Kill Your Dog

Foodbeast | Posted 05.22.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy, right? Wrong.

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

Remember the good old days when men wore high heels?

'What Is Truth?'

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

I used to have edit rights to Wikipedia. I obtained them to correct inaccuracies in the "C.G. Jung" entry, but after a while I gave up. Why? Because anyone who registers can go in and say pretty much whatever they like -- unless it's true.

Reality Enters the Political Conversation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The dawning of the new year may usher in a seismic shift for at least two subjects in the political arena, because for the first time both proponents and opponents will be forced to frame their arguments based on actual, verifiable reality rather than just wildly overblown hopes or fears.

5 "Facts" About Drinking that Just Are Not True

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You do your best to avoid the typical things: no beer before liquor, drinking a cup of coffee so you can sober up efficiently before bed, and staying away from the Red Bull and vodka. Sadly, however, none of these things are actually going to help you out.

Information > Fantasy

Ryan Banfill | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Ryan Banfill

As seriously as people take fantasy football, maybe we could end gridlock in Washington by creating "fantasy politics" where Americans form leagues, draft politicians and get points for bills passed and progress made?

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Never heard of Sealand? That's not a surprise. It's a concrete dot in the North Sea roughly the size of two tennis courts, and it's never been recognized by any other nation on Earth. But that never bothered its eccentric founder, Paddy Roy Bates.

Here's A Bunch Of Useless Info You Can't Resist

Posted 09.12.2013 | Comedy

Did you know that six miles of canoeing is called a "micromort?" Or that "dysenia" means having difficulty getting out of bed in the morning? Here's a...

The Dual Journeys of a Founder

Rajesh Setty | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Rajesh Setty

If you are a founder, you will have to go through two journeys -- one is internal and the other is external. They look to be conflicting with each other at the outset but you will soon see that they are interrelated. Actually, this is true for anyone who want to run with an initiative.

8 Random Facts That You've Never Forgotten

Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty

A recent Reddit post asked users, "What is the most random fact that you have never forgotten?" Users shot back right away with some incredibly intere...

19 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 04.20.2013 | Comedy

Relax man. Take it easy. Free your mind. And check out these 19 mind-blowing facts that are guaranteed to get you out of your head and help you get in...

The Half-life of Facts: An Interview with Samuel Arbesman

Phil Simon | Posted 06.04.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

While researching Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data, it became pretty obvious to me pretty quickly that we don't know nearly as much a...

The Lowdown on Lactose Intolerance: 10 Need-to-Knows

Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

There once was a time when all the milk you needed was provided daily at breakfast or suppertime, but times have changed and, as a busy adult, so have...

Expectations and Resolutions: A Mash-Off Between Faith, Facts and Fictions

Soul Dancer | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

With 2013's arrival, much like a gardener using a shovel to prepare for planting (then one day, harvesting), I invite you to explore your faith, facts and fictions with the following questions (shovels) over the weeks and months ahead.

Reduce Stress: Upgrade Expectations to Agreements

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

Take a moment now to ponder your definition of a fact. How do you accept something as a fact? Do you take time to verify (through first-hand experience) a fact before you accept a fact to be true? How often do you check facts?

13 Things You Don’t Know About Oprah’s Favorite Things

Posted 11.13.2012 | OWN

Oprah's Favorite Things for 2012 are coming to OWN -- and this year there's a twist! For the first time ever, you can be a part of the joy. This is yo...

Inside The Mind of a Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Brian Penny

I love being a whistleblower. I'm proud of it. When I wrote my last article about being a whistleblower, the response I received was overwhelming. Ma...

Is That Your Final Answer?

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Soul Dancer

Have you heard these words before? "Is that your final answer?"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a spin-off of a game show originating in the United Ki...

10 Things To Know About Rum

Food Republic | Posted 11.14.2012 | Taste
Food Republic

The Rodney Dangerfield of spirits, rum, is rarely given its fair due. In the post-Hemingway world of serious drinkers, it's either maligned as super saccharine, or pigeonholed as a beachside one-trick-pony.

11 Weirdest Facts From Around The World

John Oldale | Posted 06.26.2012 | Books
John Oldale

Not a lot of people know how to turn back a Syrian war elephant in full implacable charge. Nor is it common knowledge that Liechtensteinian dentures used to glow in the dark. Yet there are some (well, me, mainly) who believe that such facts are eminently deserving of a more thorough airing.

The Secret Service Has Had Worse Weeks, And Other Facts Getting Lost in the Scandal

Death Race | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Death Race

To faithfully execute his office, the president needs to be able to go where he needs to go, and do what he needs to do, without distractions. It's in the nation's interest for the machinery of the presidency to run efficiently. If the Secret Service upstages the president, it makes his job -- whatever it is -- harder.

Fact vs. Fiction: Vitamin Supplements

Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living

By Abigail Cuffey for YouBeauty Some people pop a multivitamin daily (or at least when they remember to take it), while others religiously swallow ...