Author Archives: John Harrington

Oldest Bridges in the World

Many of the great monuments left from antiquity -- such as the Pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt, and the Coliseum in Rome -- were raised to glorify monarchy and ...
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20 Places Hit Hardest by this Spring’s Record Flooding

It’s been a wet spring, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts it’s going to get even wetter. According to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued last month, nearly two-thirds ...
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Most Popular Flowers in Every State

Winter is over, according to the calendar, and there is one sure sign of a change in the seasons -- spring flowers are starting to bloom. More and more flowers ...
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The Creepiest Haunted House in Every State

Everyone loves a good ghost story, whether you believe in spirits or not. It’s in our DNA. Curiosity about the paranormal likely dates back to when our ancestors were cave ...
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Best Museum in Every State

Few institutions stamp the cultural identity of a nation, region, or city like museums. Whether they are venerable sites such as the Art Institute of Chicago, whimsical venues like ...
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Companies With the Best and Worst Reputations

Corporations rise and fall on their reputation, depending on the trust and confidence of their employees and customers, as well as the faith of their shareholders. Companies spend decades burnishing ...
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10 Most Kid-Friendly Airports in the US

Ah, going away with the kids…The actual travel experience is probably the most stressful part of vacationing with the youngest members of the family. Before the fun begins, parents have ...
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57 Fascinating Facts About the Titanic

This weekend marks the 107th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people. It was among the worst maritime disasters in history. ...
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The Most Threatened Animals in Every State

Humankind has not been all that kind to the animals that share our planet. We have hunted and encroached on the habitat of many species -- to extinction. Though hunting ...
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How Many People Were Born the Year You Were Born

The United States has the world’s third-largest population, behind China and India, with about 328.7 million people as of April 9, 2019. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the ...
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10 Most Counterfeited Products in America

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials process more than 278 million cargo and parcel shipments from abroad each year. While the majority of these are legal goods, a small ...
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100 Best Pop Albums of All Time

Pop music provides the soundtrack to our lives. It’s heard on the radio and on television; it plays at clothing stores as we shop and in restaurants while we eat. ...
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The Middle of Nowhere in Every State

The image of the frontiersman blazing a trail through the wilderness is an archetype of American culture. It has been immortalized by paintings and poems depicting the rugged trailblazer seeking ...
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Worst Natural Disaster in Every State

As one of the largest countries in the world, the United States is also one of the most geographically diverse -- from deserts to forests to miles of coast ...
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Worst Floods in American History

Flooding along the Missouri River in March claimed several lives and caused billions of dollars in damage to Midwestern states Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. Crops were destroyed and water ...
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