In Honor of Veteran's Day, Listen to These Powerful Stories From Those in the Armed Services

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StoryCorp has been conducting interviews with thousands of people since 2003, collecting oral histories that they later animate. Today, they bring us three stories from veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. See them here, but be sure to pack some tissues. And a warning for language and adult content in some of these.



And one more:

Weird Science of the Day: What Does Human Taste Like?

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Finally there's someone within the scientific community (well...sort of) who claims that there's a possibility that eating your boogers is a healthy habit. Michael of VSauce discusses the correlation between this nasty behavior and the act of cannibalism.

Chart of the Day: Name Origins of the 50 States

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Chart of the Day: Name Origins of the 50 States
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Of the 50 United States, the etymology is rather wide spread. Business Insider has put together an interesting list to explain the origin and meaning of each.

Historical Find of the Day: Even Michelangelo's Grocery Lists Were Works of Art

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Historical Find of the Day: Even Michelangelo's Grocery Lists Were Works of Art
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The great Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, achitect, poet, and painter. And like anybody else, the man had to eat. But when he needed one of his servants to run to the market for a few things, he didn't just write them down like the rest of use. As you can see, the great artist made sure to be clear which items he wanted to be purchased.
All of Michelangelo's works, including this grocery list, are stored at Casa Buonarroti in Florance, Italy.

Facts of the Day: Things You Didn't Know About Thanksgiving

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Mental Floss brings you 25 things about the history of Thanksgiving that you never knew. Or maybe you did...either way, it's fascinating.

50 Years Ago of the Day: The Umbrella Man

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50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Amongst the many coverup conspiracies revolving around the event, one particular oddity of that fateful day is brought to attention by film maker, Errol Morris. The Umbrella Man is a fascinating short film that brings to light how the human condition can find cause suspicion in perfectly innocent occurrences if the opportunity for suspicion presents itself.