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Hitler's older brother was in fact younger and died early, historian says

46 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

VIENNA (Reuters) - A brother of Hitler's who was thought to be older was actually younger and died within days, raising questions about how his death might have affected the future leader of Nazi Germany, a historian said in comments published on Monday.

Reviving Memorial Day Traditions [KT]

Further to the two moving post below, 6 Facts about the History of Memorial Day There is a town in New Jersey that is bringing a Memorial Day tradition back to life, complete with a reading of the Gettysburg Address....

Donald Trump is not a fascist

THAT there is debate among conservative thinkers about whether the Republican nominee might in fact be a fascist is quite a thing. Andrew Sullivan thinks that to apply the label to Donald Trump might be an insult to fascism. Robert Kagan thinks Mr Trump is a precursor to a 1930s revival in politics. Show More Summary

Mark Sanchez Q&A: Broncos QB Talks Trade, Following Manning, Learning Spanish

DENVER — Unlike Sam Bradford, his former teammate in Philadelphia, Mark Sanchez isn’t the least bit concerned about the fact his team just took a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft. That’s because Sanchez sees his arrival in Denver as an opportunity, not a dead end. Show More Summary

'Man Has Gone Out Into Space': Seven Facts About Legendary Cosmonaut Leonov

Alexei Leonov was the first human to make a spacewalk outside a spacecraft, exiting the craft for over 12 minutes. On May 30, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut turns 82. On his birthday, Sputnik decided to collect some interesting facts about him and his first trip into outer space.

Here's How Long It Takes to Show Your "Home" Self at Work

House Tour: Sonia's Bright, Modern Loft in Spain Pin it I’m a big believer in personal authenticity on the job. For instance, in my very first meeting at Apartment Therapy, I was asked to tell the team an interesting fact about myself. Did I highlight a professional triumph? Share an anodyne tidbit about my family? Please. READ MORE »

Facts & Stats To Help You Determine If Your Business Should Use Google+

8 hours agoInternet / SEO : SEO Scoop

Yes, it’s May of 2016, and I’m still talking about Google+. What?! you thought this network was dead and buried? If you’re under that impression, please take a moment to look with me at a few stats and facts that […] Post from: Search...Show More Summary

Mexico body ratio fact of the day

In many forms of combat between armed groups, about four people are injured for each person killed, according to an assessment of wars since the late 1970s by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Sometimes, the number of wounded is even higher. Show More Summary

Why do we care about birds?

noaasanctuaries: Well, apart from the fact that they’re awesome, of course. The answer is simple: Birds are quite sensitive to ecological changes. That sensitivity makes them ideal species for monitoring ecosystem shifts. By paying attention...Show More Summary

On the Trail of Nabokov.

Landon Jones’s NY Times article “On the Trail of Nabokov in the American West” is in the travel section, and it is in fact much more about travel than literature, but hey, it’s Nabokov, and I can’t resist passing it along. It’s got evocative photos and some piquant bits about Vlad and Vera: And what […]

11 Surprising Facts About ‘The Room’

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Tommy Wiseau’s unexpected cult hit is known as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies.”

How to Get Real Innovation in Air Travel

Frequent flyers complain about airlines and even occasionally call to re-regulate them. But those calls fail to recognize that airlines are in fact one of the most highly regulated industries as it is, and what the Airline Deregulation...Show More Summary

Kate Beckinsale Revisits Michael Bay’s Sexist Remarks About Her Appearance

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekosystem

What's frustrating is the fact that this is still being tolerated--not just from directors like Bay but others who haven't been called out for their behavior yet.

Trump on the Judge in His Fraud Trial: He’s Mexican

He’s not, actually. But why worry about facts? WSJ: “What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine,” Mr. Trump said. Judge Curiel was born in Indiana. Why bring it up at all? You know why.

25 Facts About the Indy 500

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

On this week's List Show, John Green shares some facts about one of his favorite subjects—the Indy 500!

13 Fun Facts About ‘The Muppet Movie’

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

When The Muppets made their feature film debut in 1979, the result was pure magic.

Curious about the Amazon Echo? New website lets users experience Alexa first-hand

With a rumored 3 million+ units sold, the Amazon Echo has been something of a sleeper hit for the online retail giant. In fact, the surprising success of the Echo has created a whirlwind of competition in the smart-home space: Google...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: using the f-word

This image was chopped down to make it fit the usual picture space. You’ll definitely want to get the full image from Compound Interest to wake your nose with facts about what it should be smelling right about now. I’ve been becoming more and more free about dropping the f-bomb, even though people keep telling me I shouldn’t. Show More Summary

10 Globe-Spanning Facts About Amnesty International

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Amnesty International started with a British newspaper opinion piece published on May 28, 1961.

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