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Why Do We Bob for Apples on Halloween?

Compared to other Halloween traditions and legends, its origins aren't as spooky. Learn more about how bobbing for apples came to be a beloved activity.

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What Do the Olympic Rings Symbolize?

The famous Olympic rings logo is more than 100 years old, but its symbolism is ageless.


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The Difference Between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution

It's a common mistake to confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution when thinking about the birth of our...


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24 Cities You Learned About in School That No Longer Exist

From the tragic to the mysterious, you won't believe these fascinating tales of cities that no longer exist.


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.

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15 Things About Black History Month You Didn’t Learn in School

From the first African American to fly across the country to the first Black presidential candidate, there's a lot you...


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11 Strange Things Presidents Have Banned from the White House

Current and former Commanders in Chief have been picky about what's allowed on the property.

15 Things People Get Wrong About Impeachment

Thanks to recent events, we're learning a lot more about the process of impeachment, including what's in the Constitution and...


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13 Unlikely Jobs U.S. Presidents Held After the White House

You can’t accuse these former presidents of resting on their laurels once they left office.


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How Much Do You Know About Our Constitution?

Test your knowledge about the important historical document that established America's system of government.


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How Many People Actually Signed the Constitution?

The U.S. Constitution put in writing how the government of the United States should operate. Read on to find out...

10 Accidental Discoveries That Changed the World

From penicillin and anesthesia to saccharin and silly putty, chance played a major role in some of the world's great...


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52 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About U.S. Presidents

Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping? Which one befriended his burglar while in office? Presidents are people too, and they have been...


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U.S. Presidential Trivia Questions Everyone Gets Wrong

If you paid attention in history class, you might have a shot at a few of these answers. How many...


13 Important Facts About Election Day

Election Day is right around the corner. Make sure to read up on these important facts before you hit the...


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Why Do Justices Wear Black Robes?

The robes Supreme Court justices wear weren't always black. In fact, some were a variety of different colors.

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Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections

Out of 50 states, only five—Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, New Jersey, and Louisiana—hold elections for state officials in odd-numbered years. Here's...


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15 Ways Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Made History

On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. The pint-sized powerhouse broke barriers both...


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11 Sunken Ships Around the World—And the True Stories Behind Them

Because no one can resist tales of a shipwreck.


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100 Things Turning 100 in 2020

2020 has been a tough year for us all, but these milestones are something to celebrate! Happy Birthday to the...


13 Surprising Facts About the U.S. Army

How much do you know about the Army?


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12 Ways Past Epidemics Changed Everyday Life in America

From beauty standards to home design, previous health crises had a major influence on the modern world.


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13 Ways Coronavirus Is Different From All Epidemics Through History

We've seen a variety of pandemics and epidemics throughout history but COVID-19 is something else entirely.


The Most Iconic Food Fact from Every State

True foodies might already know these fun food facts about their state. Learn a little piece of food history from...

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Can You Pass the United States Citizenship Test?

The official U.S. Citizenship test features ten civics questions from a list of 100 potential ones. See how you do...


16 Facts and Figures About the Equal Rights Amendment

Equality for the genders is not, in fact, a given or the land of the law as currently stipulated by...


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18 U.S. Citizenship Test Questions That Leave Even Americans Stumped

Even if you were born and raised in the United States, you might not be able to pass the naturalization...



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Can You Guess Which U.S. State Has Produced the Most First Ladies?

Here's a hint: It's one of the original 13 colonies.


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8 Presidential “Facts” That Just Aren’t True

Popular vote says these myths are true—here are the real facts.