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April 1st, 2013 5:30 PM
This mythical spring that grants eternal youth to anyone who drinks from it was popularized in the 1500s after conquistador Juan Ponce de León was rumored to have sought it out.
How to play: roll your dice, assess the total value and report to the central committee for redistribution.
April 1st, 2013 5:00 PM
April 1st, 2013 4:18 PM
This 1993 ad campaign designed to promote milk consumption in the state of California went on to become one of the most successful cases of commodity branding to be ever launched in the United States.
April 1st, 2013 3:37 PM
Do you know what the number sequence “5318008” spells?
April 1st, 2013 3:05 PM
To this day, German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s 18th century epistolary novel is widely recognized as one of the first documented “literary sensations” in Europe.
April 1st, 2013 2:26 PM
Since the first supposed sighting of this cryptid in 1933, people have been traveling to Great Britain’s largest body of fresh water seeking Nessie out.
This is Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock, a five-gesture expansion of the classic version featuring two additional weapons, the lizard and Spock from Star Trek, to reduce the chance of a session ending in a tie.
April 1st, 2013 2:00 PM
April 1st, 2013 1:32 PM
Once used by World War II-era politicians to celebrate victory, the iconic hand gesture has since evolved into a sign of peace for the hippies and a stereotype of Asian tourists.
April 1st, 2013 12:46 PM
This symbol featuring three rabbits chasing each other has been found in a variety of mediums since as early as the 6th century in cave temples in China.
April 1st, 2013 12:05 PM
First used by the Romans as an incantation to dispel diseases, this phrase has since evolved into one of the most iconic expressions used by stage magicians.
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