Author Archives: Joseph Gedeon

Most Common Last Names in the US

"What's in a name?” Shakespeare's Juliet asked that rhetorical question more than 500 years ago. This question still rings true today in 21st century America. Names tell a story - ...
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Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

While a good diet and regular exercise can lengthen and improve the life of any dog, the sad reality is that compared with humans, dogs do not live as long ...
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Most Common Last Names in the US

"What's in a name?” Shakespeare's Juliet asked that rhetorical question more than 500 years ago. This question still rings true today in 21st century America. Names tell a story - ...
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Largest Native American Population in Every State

Thousands of years before Leif Erikson and Christopher Columbus arrived in North America, a different group of people came to the continent. While there are different theories as to how ...
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The Most Popular National Park in Every State

Interest in the national parks of the United States is growing. The number of visitors who came to national parks in 2016 was 331 million, exceeding the total population of ...
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Largest Native American Population in Every State

Thousands of years before Leif Erikson and Christopher Columbus arrived in North America, a different group of people came to the continent. While there are different theories as to how ...
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America’s Best Cities for Public Transportation

In a report card assessing the nation’s infrastructure issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers, transit in the United States received a grade of D-. Despite increasing demand, much ...
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50 Most Outrageous Snowmen and Ice Sculptures Around the World

People like to display their art -- and they will use almost any medium to create artistic displays. You've likely seen sand castles at the beach in the summer that ...
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25 Poorest Countries in the World

Income inequality is an increasingly contentious political issue in the United States. The top 1% of earners in the United States control nearly double the amount of wealth as the ...
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25 Richest Countries in the World

Income inequality has become a hot button political issue in the United States over the last several years. Unequal distribution of wealth is not an issue unique to the United ...
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Largest Native American Population in Every State

Thousands of years before Leif Erikson and Christopher Columbus landed in America, a different group of people discovered the continent. While there are different theories as to how people first ...
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Most Expensive Cat and Dog Breeds

Dogs are man’s best friend, although some would give that honor to cats. While adopting a puppy or a kitten from a shelter can be rewarding, many would-be owners don't ...
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20 Stores Open on Thanksgiving

This upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, 164 million Americans, or close to 70% of the U.S. population, will start their holiday shopping. And, according to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 1 ...
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Best Places to Shop on Black Friday

Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, has lost its frenetic edge as holiday sales promotions creep into Thanksgiving, and some stores plan to open on Thanksgiving ...
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The Shortest City Name in Every State

Names are meant to describe and distinguish one thing from another. Whether that’s a sign of creativity or simplicity, names have captivated people from their beginnings. So when settlers came ...
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