152: Left-Handers Day

August 13, 2015

Today is International Left-Handers Day. Here are some things you may not have known about southpaws. Left-handers make up about seven to ten percent of the world’s population. About 70-90 percent is right-handed. For centuries …

Continue reading

150: Marilyn vos Savant

August 11, 2015

Today is the birthday of the person who held the world record for highest IQ. Here are some things you may not have known about Marilyn vos Savant. First, Savant is an author, columnist and …

Continue reading

149: Louvre and Smithsonian

August 10, 2015

Today is the anniversary of two of the world’s great museums, the Louvre and the Smithsonian Institution. First, the Louvre opened in Paris on this date in 1793. The building was originally constructed as a …

Continue reading

148: Mata Hari

August 7, 2015

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod, better known by her stage name of Mata Hari. Here are some things you may not have known about the dancer and German spy …

Continue reading