Composer Johannes Brahms took a bunch of drinking songs and combined them into a symphony as a sarcastic "thank you" In 1879 the University of Breslau awarded Johannes Brahms with an honorary doctorate.
Pixar's 'Cars' brought in so much money they basically HAD to make the sequel! See how much they made Pixar's 'Cars' is a well-known animated movie featuring talking cars geared towards small children.
This serial rapist got away with it by abusing his power. You'll never guess what position he held, and where Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria was chief of the Soviet security and secret police (NKVD) under Joseph Stalin during World War II.
A plague took over a town back in 1518 and caused them to dance uncontrolably! The reason why is confusing...
The tallest blank wall in the world is a Manhattan skyscraper that is completely windowless! Find out why New York City is known for their towering skyscrapers that give power company executives—and tourists—a bird's eye view of the city.
Coffee is so influential in Turkish culture that their word for brown literally translates to 'the color of coffee'!
Scientists decapitated some trained flatworms. They remembered their training after their heads grew back!
A Dutch crime writer wrote a pretty suspicious book a year after his wife disappeared. The ending is soooo surprising Richard Klinkhammer, a Dutch crime writer, wrote a book which explored seven ways to kill your spouse in great detail.
New ideas in dementia care include fake villages for patients of the brain disease. Find out more Sometimes families can be torn apart while deciding how to handle certain situations regarding the care of their elders with dementia.
The word LEGO had a secret meaning that the makers didn't know about! In 1932, Ole Kirk Kristiansen was a master carpenter and joiner in Denmark and established his business in the village of Billund.
Seattle, Washington is building a park where you can forage for your own food! Find out why A lot of people today are driven to think consciously about the decisions they make regarding their health.
Rooney Mara from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' didn't need makeup for her brutal rape scene. The bruises were real!
New studies show that all humans will develop cancer if they live long enough! Find out why New studies every day are informing the public of cancer prevention and causes.
The Flintstones was originally intended for adults! Good thing, because their sponsor was definitely not kid-friendly Barbera and Hanna created the ever-popular cartoon The Flintstones after they had been labeled as "kids only" producers.
Both men and women are generally less happy in relationships if the woman earns more than the men. How can an equilibrium be reached?
If your baby's pacifier falls on the floor, experts say cleaning it with your mouth may be better than soap and water For as long as there have been crying babies, there have been parents who want to pacify them.
Canadians repaid sportsmanship with maple syrup at the Turin Olympics—5 tons of it. Try for a lifetime to earn this achievement and it probably wouldn't happen.
Astronauts leave little memorabilia of fallen comrades on the moon during their trips up there! This is touching Talk about staking your territory.
The temporary town set up for Burning Man in Nevada has a higher population than the state Capital! As of 2013, Black Rock City, a temporary town sprung up for the Burning Man Festival comprises a population of over 60,000 people compared to Carson City, Nevada's population of about 55,500.
The original Ronald McDonald creator and personality was fired before his character got national recognition.