Why the Statue of Liberty is Green

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The Statue of Liberty is an iconic blue-green symbol of freedom. But did you know she wasn’t always that color? When France gifted Lady Liberty to the U.S., she was a 305-foot statue with reddish-brown copper skin. Her color change is thanks to about 30 years’ worth of chemistry in the air of New York City harbor. Continue reading “Why the Statue of Liberty is Green”

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Why the Statue of Liberty is Green

Why The Salem Witch Trials Were Nothing Like You Think

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The Salem Witch Trials were more like a mid-credits scene in an ‘Ant-Man’ film rather than the ‘Avengers’ sized witch hunts happening literally everywhere else. Continue reading “Why The Salem Witch Trials Were Nothing Like You Think”

Why The Salem Witch Trials Were Nothing Like You Think

Here’s Why the Ferrari F40 Is Worth $1.3 Million

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The Ferrari F40 is a legend, an icon, an automotive masterpiece. Continue reading “Here’s Why the Ferrari F40 Is Worth $1.3 Million”

Here’s Why the Ferrari F40 Is Worth $1.3 Million

This Is Why Eating Healthy Is Hard

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To save humanity, a dietician travels to the past. A lot. Continue reading “This Is Why Eating Healthy Is Hard”

This Is Why Eating Healthy Is Hard

What Made John Bonham One of the Best Drummers in History

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John Bonham is the best drummer ever. Period. Maybe. Continue reading “What Made John Bonham One of the Best Drummers in History”

What Made John Bonham One of the Best Drummers in History

Why Colleges Used to Take Nude Photos of Their Students

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The first week of school can be uncomfortable enough as you adjust to a new situation, but it was probably even worse back when schools made you strip down for a nude photo shoot—even if they thought they had a good reason for it. Continue reading “Why Colleges Used to Take Nude Photos of Their Students”

Why Colleges Used to Take Nude Photos of Their Students

Why the ‘Mona Lisa’ is So Famous

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What’s so great about the Mona Lisa? Sure, she’s got that smile, but what makes her *the most famous painting in the world*? Well, Mona’s got a wild past—one that involves larceny, false allegations, Napoleon Bonaparte and Pablo Picasso. Here’s the story of how the Renaissance darling reached the big leagues. Continue reading “Why the ‘Mona Lisa’ is So Famous”

Why the ‘Mona Lisa’ is So Famous