A 73-year-old man who was charged with robbing three banks in Florida in 2010 admitted the crimes but said he needed the money to pay his home mortgage, and he had planned to give the money back.
INTERNETThe internet was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the idea worldwide on April... MORE
INDONESIAA £700 prize was offered in Indonesia in 1985 for a song extolling the joys... MORE
DONALD DUCKA US federal judge in 2011 heard a case brought by a woman who claimed... MORE
MERKINThe Oxford Companion to the Body dates the origins of the merkin, or pubic wig,... MORE
GATESWilliam Henry ('Bill') Gates III was the son of William Henry Gates II.
The total value... MORE
LIGHTNINGEvery second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth. Every year lightning kills... MORE
TAXIThe word 'taxi' was originally an abbreviation of 'taxameter' or 'taximeter', a device to measure... MORE
WALESAn Englishman has the right, granted a millennium ago, to shoot a Welshman from a... MORE
CYCLINGThe only sport that causes more injuries than cycling in the US is basketball.
Third to... MORE
EISENHOWERPresident Eisenhower had two pairs of pyjamas with the five stars of a general on... MORE
DETROITIn 2010, the city of Detroit announced plans to put up signs in buildings warning... MORE
DODOThe last person to make a confirmed sighting of a dodo was the Dutch mariner... MORE
CRUSTACEANOcean City, New Jersey, has hosted an annual 'Miss Crustacean' beauty pageant every year since... MORE
LIFE EXPECTANCYIn 1900 the average western life span was just 47 years. In... MORE
SURFINGSince 2006, the dog surfing season in the US has begun with the Loews Coronado... MORE
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