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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Louis C.K. recites the Gettysburg Address with (not so much) grace, and he talks with Jerry Seinfeld about its history and meaning in true Louie style.

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Prepared to be blown away. In a fascinating attempt at putting our everyday lives in proper perspective, the humor blog Wait But Why compiled a series of timelines growing in scale with each successive period, starting from the last 24 hours to the history of the universe since the Big Bang, which reveal a humbling perspective on just how minuscule our average lifespan is, and even the entire history of humanity itself, in comparison to the enormity of the age of the universe as we know it.

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NPR's Code Switch covers today's historical anniversary of the March on Washington with a project that has them tweeting moments from that summer as they happened then.

Follow their Twitter, and NPR's special coverage of the Anniversary ceremony starting at 2 p.m. EST today.

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