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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...
There are no rules for naming towns. Some are christened, reasonably enough, after their founders or a defining geographical feature. Others have monikers based on other languages or they may pay...
The United States was founded on immigration and, over time, became a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. With roots in varying parts of the world, it’s no wonder there are a...
The coronavirus pandemic in the United States — which again is growing at a fierce pace with about 1 million new cases recorded in June — is reshaping society in many ways, from how we...
The United States was founded 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 before the...
Even though the world is slowly becoming a more welcoming place for gay people, there are still many places where same-sex relationships are considered criminal behavior. According to the  to the...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...