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St. Patrick Wasn't Irish

He was British.

Takes a minute to process, doesn't it? It’s kinda like saying George Washington was British. Which, technically he was. Huh. Hadn't thought about that either.

This Wine Tastes a Little Fishy

Wine is made from grapes, right? And grapes are a fruit, so wine must be vegan, right?

Rail Cars Are Not Drain Plugs

Fact or fiction? In January 1959 more than 400 railroad cars were dumped into a giant whirlpool in the Susquehanna River in an attempt to close a hole in the riverbed.

Sweet Bones

I recently learned that some vegans don't eat white sugar. That struck me as a little weird, because as far as I am aware, there is no way to get sugar from animals.

Way Up North in Dixie

I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten, look away, look away, look away... to Ohio?

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Livelihood

The Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the largest landfill in the world by volume.

You Can't Get There from Here

Malagasy is the official language of Madagascar. It is spoken by all inhabitants of the island nation, which is a bit surprising given how ethnically and geographically diverse the country is.

Hey Baby... I Didn't Recognize You

Every day you see people you know. But what if you didn't?

Talk About Driving in Circles

Many people knew that FDR loved to drive his Ford Phaeton, but few knew how much.

A Modern David and Goliath

The tallest human on record is Robert Wadlow, who, at his death at age 22, stood 8 feet 11 inches tall.