Author Archives: John Harrington

Countries Doing the Most to Protect Endangered Animals

The world is becoming more aware of the vulnerability of animals, mostly because of the excesses of humankind that lead to habitat degradation, pollution, overfishing, and of course, climate change. ...
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Best Animated Movies of All Time

Animated movies are among the top grossing Hollywood films today. As seen with the animated “The Addams Family” movie set to be released in theaters Friday, Oct. 11, these films ...
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Greatest Teams in the History of Every Sport

Hundreds of teams have competed in America’s four major sports leagues for more than a century. Every year, one team wins its league championship and makes its claim as ...
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30 Famous Women Who Beat Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in recognition of this, 24/7 Wall St. decided to highlight several well-known women who have defeated the disease. Breast cancer is the ...
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Worst Teams in the History of Every Sport

"Can't anybody here play this game?" That was the question Manager Casey Stengel was said to have asked during the New York Mets inaugural season in 1962. It wasn’t a ...
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76 Richest Members Of Congress

In the earliest days of American independence, members of the federal government were not paid a salary as most of them were wealthy to begin with. This included members of ...
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Best Horror Movies of All Time

As the Halloween season kicks into full swing, many will seek out a fitting movie to watch. For many, this means turning to the sole genre designed to frighten audiences: ...
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What a Hospital Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Hospitals of today are places of hope and innovation. They are a far cry from the institutions of the early 20th century, where conditions were unsanitary and the patients ...
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50 Surprising Historical Facts About the Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the world. Winning it is the culmination of one’s life work in seeking to better humankind in the areas ...
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Most Famous Musician Born the Year You Were Born

Every generation has its own musical heroes. These artists have huge fan followings, sell millions of records, and help define the sound of each generation. And while the popularity of ...
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26 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Go To

Americans made over 93 million visits to foreign countries in 2018, a 6.3% increase over the previous year. So far, 2019 appears to be on pace to be an ...
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Even Moderate Weight Loss Can Stop Type 2 Diabetes

New research shows that for those afflicted with type 2 diabetes, losing even 15 or 20 pounds can send the disease into remission. Some 400 million people worldwide have type ...
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How China’s Economy Became the Largest in the World

With an over 3,000-year written history, China is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. China was a global economic superpower as early as the period between 1100 and and ...
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This Is Exactly What It Takes to Become an Astronaut

Do you have the right stuff to be an astronaut? These are NASA’s basic requirements: a bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics; at least ...
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Great Movies Starring Musicians

The recently released movie “Hustlers,” about a group of strip club employees who team up to steal from their clients, has already grossed more than triple its production budget at ...
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