Author Archives: John Harrington

Best States for Dog Lovers

The phrase “it’s a dog’s life” referred to a hardscrabble existence. That’s because a dog’s life in older times was a life of subservience, of getting fed table scraps, living ...
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Crazy Legends and Superstitions People Believe in Every State

Tell the truth. Do you knock on wood when you say or hope for something positive -- knowing full well this is nothing but a superstition? We've put a ...
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Musicians Who Told Politicians “Don’t Use My Song”

Campaign songs promoting candidates have been in use since the days of George Washington. Today, rather than dedicated campaign tunes, politicians often use popular hits. But because the use might ...
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Most Popular Boy Names Unique to Every State

For much of U.S. history, parents weren’t very creative when it came to naming their children. Many families selected religious names for their kids. Immigrants seeking to assimilate in their ...
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Most Popular Girl Names Unique to Every State

For much of U.S. history, parents weren’t very creative when it came to naming their children. Many families chose religious names when naming their child. Immigrants seeking to assimilate in ...
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The Most Heroic Dogs in America

We love dogs for a host of reasons. They’re fun, frisky, loyal, funny, affectionate, compassionate, and comforting. They’re also brave, a noble characteristic people have known about for thousands of ...
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Most Forgettable Superheroes

Superhero movies generally have been box office gold for movie studios. When not adjusting for inflation, 22 of the 100 top-grossing movies of all time are superhero movies. With films ...
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Top Selling Beers in America

Beer is big business in America. The combined impact that brewers, distributors, retailers, supply-chain partners, and related industries had on the U.S. economy was more than $350 billion in ...
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America’s Most Patriotic Brands

Companies adopt different brand images to market their products to consumers. Some adopt the health-conscious idea; some label themselves as wholesome, family-oriented; while others take the cool and hip approach. ...
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50 of America’s Greatest War Heroes

There is no greater service to the nation than giving one’s life for one’s country. For those who gave what President Abraham Lincoln called in his Gettysburg Address the ...
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The Greatest Pro Sports Teams That Disappeared

While the franchises in the four major U.S. sports may seem like long-standing and solid institutions, many teams have failed or disappeared over the years. The history books of the ...
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100 Towns Founded Before the American Revolution

Do you know just how old your town is? The United States is a relatively young nation, but some American towns have been around for over three centuries, and some ...
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The World’s Rarest and Possibly Extinct Animals

The clock is ticking on many animal species that are threatened with extinction, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature is the timekeeper. The IUCN, one of the world’s ...
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29 Food Recalls That Poisoned the Most People

There were 456 food recalls in the U.S. in 2017, down from 764 the previous year. Most recalls are issued as a precaution in order to prevent an epidemic. However, ...
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50 Fascinating Facts About the Beatles

It was 48 years ago in April that Paul McCartney announced the breakup of the Beatles, and even though nearly half a century has passed since then, interest in the ...
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