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It has been just over a year since the first day that gay and lesbian couples in Taiwan, the first legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in any Asian country, could register to marry. Since then,...
Josie Green
Each of the 50 states that comprise the United States of America has its own shape. How their shapes were determined provides insight into how the United States became a nation like no other. 24/7...
John Harrington, Grant Suneson
The United States is a large and diverse country with many traditions and laws varying from state to state. It’s no surprise then that some citizens look at people living in far-off states as...
Hristina Byrnes
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, hand washing is more important than ever as one of the most accessible and most effective ways for ordinary people to combat the outbreak. Even at the best...
Thomas C. Frohlich
Tying the knot is for many people one of the most prominent milestones of adult life — but not for all. While marriage provides many advantages — such as tax breaks — fewer...
John Harrington, Thomas C. Frohlich, Hristina Byrnes
People have long been fascinated with very long words and extremely long names in particular. A famous example is the Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, or...
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The United States, the third-largest nation in the world by land and water, is divided into six time zones: Hawaii-Aleutian Time, Alaska Time, Pacific Time, Mountain Time, Central Time, and Eastern...
John Harrington
The United States was founded almost 244 years ago, but some American towns have been around for more than three centuries, and some longer still. 24/7 Tempo selected 100 towns that were founded...
John Harrington, Cheyenne Buckingham
Few game shows in TV history are as iconic as “Jeopardy!” Answering trivia questions about anything from “U.S. stuff” and “state mottos” to “spelling” and “we love the planet” is...
Hristina Byrnes
You can practically glean the history of America in the names of all 50 states. The story of the United States begins in the East and the South and is reflected in the origin of the names of the...
John Harrington
Beach communities are well familiar with such hazards as storms, floods, and erosion. And with more frequent and intense rainstorms associated with rising sea levels, the problems created by these...
Thomas C. Frohlich
The U.S. population has grown significantly since 2010, from 308 million to just over 321 million, a 13 million increase, or a 4% increase, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community...
Grant Suneson, John Harrington, Hristina Byrnes
The U.S. population has grown significantly since 2000, from 281.4 million to just over 321 million, a 39.6 million increase, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.  To...
Grant Suneson, Thomas C. Frohlich
While some churches may have trouble filling their pews, the appeal of megachurches continues to grow. The Hartford Institute for Religion Research (HIRR) defines megachurches as Protestant Christian...
Elzy Kolb
There is a growing awareness about animal sentience, or the ability of our fellow creatures to perceive, feel emotion, and develop personalities. Because of this, people are more sympathetic to the...
John Harrington