One interesting fact about the Moon lies in how it got its name. The proper name for the Moon is, simply, the "Moon." The Moon was named before humans realized other moons exist, and now "Moon" is capitalized to avoid co... More » Science Astronomy Our Moon

Half Moon Cay is a private island in the Caribbean located about 100 miles southeast of Nassau and owned by the Holland America Line for use by its passengers. Purchased in 1997 for $6 million, the island, formerly known... More » Geography Caribbean

Some facts about technology are the first hard drive was made by IBM in 1956, the first computer mouse was invented in 1963 and the digital circuit was created by Claude Shannon, known as the "Father of information theor... More » Technology Internet & Networking
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