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And The World's Favorite Number Is . . .

By Meera Dolasia on April 16, 2014
And The World's Favorite Number Is . . .

Everyone always talks about the dreaded number 13 and the lengths millions of people go through, to avoid it. However, nobody has ever bothered to ask if there was a common number that thousands loved enough, to call it their favorite. But now, thanks to London-based author Alex Bellos, it appears that such a number does indeed exist and it is . . . drum roll please . . . the one and only, number seven!

Message In A Bottle Gets Delivered After 101 Years!

By Meera Dolasia on April 12, 2014
Message In A Bottle Gets Delivered After 101 Years!

If you are ever stranded on an island, here is one thing you may not want to do - send a distress message inside a bottle. That's because chances are it will not be delivered until long after you are gone. At least that's what happened to the one Richard Platz sent to his wife, on May 17th, 1913.

Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

By Meera Dolasia on April 9, 2014
Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

Always wanted to meet Tinker Bell? Then you may want to head over to Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, England, where you will encounter not one, but numerous versions of the fairy that first made her appearance in J.M. Barrie's 1904 play, Peter Pan. At least that is what one university professor is asserting and he even has pictures to prove it!

Video of the Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day!

By Kavi Dolasia on April 7, 2014
Video of the Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day!

If you have ever been in a pillow fight with friends, you know how much fun it is. Now imagine one with hundreds of people, most of whom you don't even know! That's exactly what happens annually, on International Pillow Fight Day!

Watch Out! It's Almost April 1st!

By Meera Dolasia on March 31, 2014
Watch Out! It's Almost April 1st!

Tomorrow is April 1st or as it is better known, Fools' Day! This is the day when pranksters come out in full force to have some light-hearted fun at the expense of some unsuspecting souls. Though the origin of this age-old tradition is not known for sure, some trace it back to 1582, the year when the Julian calendar (which began the New Year in April), was replaced with today's Gregorian calendar. Others believe it was to mark the change of seasons. No matter what started it all, April Fools' sure is a fun tradition.

Is The Five-Second Rule Valid? Depends On Who You Ask!

By Meera Dolasia on March 29, 2014
Is The Five-Second Rule Valid? Depends On Who You Ask!

The five-second rule has been around for many years. According to age-old adage it is okay to pick up food that has touched the ground, as long as it is done within that time frame. But is it really? Depends on which scientific study you want to believe.

Miss Winter? You May Want To Try Snowshoe Baseball

By Meera Dolasia on March 28, 2014
Miss Winter? You May Want To Try Snowshoe Baseball

For winter buffs, the onset of spring means that their days of frolicking in the white powder are drawing to a close. However, before you tuck away that winter gear, here is an idea - How about some snowshoe baseball? Sounds a little crazy? Don't tell that to the residents of Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin. They have been playing it since 1961!

Charlie The Macaw Appointed 'Parrot in Residence' At Legoland Windsor Resort

By Meera Dolasia on March 26, 2014
Charlie The Macaw Appointed 'Parrot in Residence' At Legoland Windsor Resort

On February 24th, 2014, the managers at UK's Legoland Windsor Resort sent out an unusual casting call across the nation. They were seeking a parrot that would 'shiver their timbers' for their new Pirate Shores attraction. Pet owners were asked to apply by sending a photo and a short convincing essay on why their bird was the 'Ultimate Parrot Pirate'.

Smile, It's The International Day Of Happiness!

By Meera Dolasia on March 20, 2014
Smile, It's The International Day Of Happiness!

If you have not had a reason to smile today, here is one - It is the 2nd International Day of Happiness! Established by the United Nations on June 28th, 2012, to promote social inclusion and intercultural harmony, it encourages individuals and corporations to celebrate the day in 'an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities'.

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