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The Vela Incident: Unidentified “double flash” of light that no one knows

On 22 September 1979, an orbiting American Vela satellite spotted an unidentified “double flash” of light near the remote Prince Edward Islands off the...

15% of American adults do not use the Internet.

At this point the Internet seems pretty ubiquitous to most of us. But there are still more holdouts than you might imagine. Fifteen percent...

Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense...

Americans spent a record $55.7 billion on their pets last year, an industry trade group said Thursday, a figure that could increase to a...
1973 china

In 1973, China proposed to give the US 10 million Chinese women to boost...

MAO Zedong proposed sending 10 million Chinese women to the United States, in talks with top envoy Henry Kissinger in 1973, according to documents...

U.S. Route 50 – Known as American’s most lonely road.

U.S. Route 50 (US 50) is a major east–west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from West...
cocaine

Up to 90 percent of U.S. paper money contains traces of cocaine.

It's an image much beloved of Hollywood directors: the head lowered over a mirror, a crisp greenback tightly rolled and inserted in a nostril,...
Bobbie the Wonder

In 1923, a Dog walked across 2/3 of the U.S. to find his family.

Bobbie the Wonder Dog (1921–1927) was a dog from the U.S. state of Oregon who became famous for traveling 2,551 miles (4,105 km) from...

Donald Trump is the oldest president elected in US history.

Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, is the oldest elected president in the US history. He took his oath as president...

New York city is planning to build the World’s first underground city.

New York could become the first city to build an underground park complete with trees, grass, park benches and sunlight. The underground park, in...
cats

Cats are America’s most popular pets: there are 88M cats compared to 74M dogs.

According to a survey of American pet owners, more households have a Fido than any other furry (or not so furry) friend. By sheer...
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