This Day in History for August 17 – Clinton Admits Affair and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat begins its trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world (More info) 1962 – East German border guards spur riots when they kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berli
TSA Reveals List of Weird and Scary Items Confiscated This Year
We all gripe about having to take our shoes off when we go through airport security, but according to a list of items confiscated this year by the TSA, footwear may be the least of its concerns.
This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info) 1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)
This Spells ‘Trouble’ — Scrabble Player Punted from National Tournament After Cheating
In just about any game, there’s a way to cheat — and consequences if you get caught. That’s something a young Scrabble player learned this week when he was kicked out of the game’s national tournament after a competitor noticed him doing something untoward.
Which Professions Drink the Most Coffee?
Many of us enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning — but depending on your job, you may be more likely keep a pot brewing all day long. In a survey of almost 5,000 US workers, Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder found our professions, age, and even the region in which we live can influence how much java we drink every day.
This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info) 1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)
Police Officer Killed After Shooting Near Campus of Texas A&M [VIDEO]
Three people are dead and four more were wounded after a gunman opened fire from inside his home near the campus of Texas A&M university.
Can Music Make You More Productive at Work?
Having trouble getting things done at work or staying focused on the task at hand? Fire up your iPod.
Which States Have the Nation’s Fastest Internet Connections?
With all the internet power-users in California and New York, you might think those two states would have the fastest online speeds in the US — but you’d be wrong. In fact, the states with the zippiest connections just might surprise you.
New Site Will Read Terms of Service So You Don’t Have To
A website’s Terms of Service, more commonly known as ToS, are often so lengthy and loaded with legal jargon that most of us don’t even bother reading them and just blindly click “agree,” never knowing what’s actually in them. Now a new site will do the reading for you — and call anything questionable to your attention.