Secret Side Effects of Taking a 20-Minute Nap, Says Science

13 Aug

If you’re among those suffering from poor sleep, a midday nap may provide you with a wonderful little boost, and could be the thing you need to help you squeeze in some much-needed Z’s. The good news is, you needn’t sleep for 2 hours at a time, like you usually do on the couch on Thanksgiving. A gentle little siesta will do. More>>

The World’s Funniest Street Names Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

6 Aug

The authorities of these places certainly threw out the rule book when it came to naming their roads! From ‘lost in translation’ mix-ups to unfortunate historic legacies, these amusing signs are sure to make you laugh out loud. Let’s take a road trip and discover the funniest (and rudest) streets in the world. More>>

What is That? Weird Tourist Attractions Across America

30 Jul

Millions of people have been to bucket-list attractions like Gettysburg and the Grand Canyon. Far fewer have had the privilege of visiting a building shaped like a giant muskie. Every state in the country has offbeat attractions, from the amusing to the inspiring to the disturbing. If you feel like you’ve been there, done that, seen it all, check out one of these quirky places on your next road trip. More>>

How to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

23 Jul

The highly anticipated Tokyo Opening Ceremony will be the first major global gathering since the worldwide pandemic began last year. The NBC primetime broadcast will feature special coverage of Team USA, along with the performances, pageantry, and Parade of Nations, the heart of any Opening Ceremony, which will be especially meaningful this year. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on NBC, as well as the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com. More>>

40 Song Lyrics We’ve All Screwed Up Through the Years

16 Jul

Blame it on the singers’ mumbling delivery or the song’s distracting acoustics — but even with the best headphones, people tend to mess up the lyrics to some pretty famous hits. From Bob Dylan to Lorde, you may just find out that you’ve been loudly and proudly belting the wrong words this whole time. At least you’re not alone, because these misheard lyrics are so common, they’ve become a joke in and of themselves.

They may have topped the charts (some of these are summer anthems!), but the songs on our list still prove a challenge for even the most dedicated listeners. Next time one of these songs comes on the radio, lean in a little closer. More>>

Dream Expert Reveals Meanings Behind Top Ten Most Searched Nightmares

9 Jul

Since the outset of the pandemic last year, many people noticed their dreams became more vivid and unsettling leaving us to wonder what they could mean.
Now an expert has decoded the potential meanings behind the top ten nightmares that Britons most commonly look up online. More>>

Independence Day in the USA

2 Jul
Independence Day – many countries celebrate Independence Day with traditions unique to their culture. In the United States, we’ve been celebrating this most patriotic holiday for more than 240 years on July 4th. Here are some cool facts about the 4th of July. More>>

The Most Memorable Movie Catchphrases

25 Jun

How do you make a movie memorable? One way is with a script that pops, and nothing works quite like a line that works its way into the zeitgeist. These are the movie catchphrases. They may not be catchphrases in the film. Unlike TV shows, which can work a character’s catchphrase into the ground, a movie catchphrase may only be said once or twice in the film, but it is then said over and over (and over) in the real world. More>>

20 Funny Dad Quotes to Use This Father’s Day

18 Jun

Picking a day to celebrate dad wasn’t a straightforward journey, as the history of Father’s Day shows. But June 20, 2021, is the day set aside to show your father how much you appreciate him with a thoughtful or a sweet Father’s Day card. Of course, it can be hard to figure out what to write in a Father’s Day card. Take inspiration from some moving Father’s Day quotes, or get your dad chuckling with these hilarious quotes from your favorite dad comedians. When does a joke become a dad joke? As soon as it becomes apparent. More>>

40 of America’s Most Impressive Feats of Engineering

11 Jun

When engineers figured out how to force the Chicago River to flow in a different direction, that’s a feat. When they spanned the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge, that’s a feat. Or even when engineers carved precise measurements into hillsides with rudimentary tools—whether for a road or a monument—that’s a feat. Explore 40 of the most impressive engineering feats in American history. More>>