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The Terrifying Phenomenon of Spider Rain

The Terrifying Phenomenon of Spider Rain

Author: Karl Smallwood / Source: Today I Found Out Worryingly described by entomologists and arachnologists as a “not uncommon” occurrence in certain parts of the globe, spider rain can see anywhere from a few thousand to several million spiders tumble from...

Why Does “Doohickey” Mean a Gadget?

Why Does “Doohickey” Mean a Gadget?

Author: Daven Hiskey / Source: Today I Found Out A commonly held folk etymology for “doohickey” is that it derives from the mark left on a leaf after dew has evaporated, with said mark essentially being akin to a the skin-blemish definition of the word...

The Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count

Author: Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader / Source: Today I Found Out Here’s a holiday tradition that you may not have heard of if you’re not a bird-watcher. It’s more than a century old and still going strong. BIRD MAN Frank Chapman was an ornithologist,...

Krampus, the Christmas Demon

Krampus, the Christmas Demon

Author: Matt Blitz / Source: Today I Found Out Santa Claus has long been the symbol of Christmas, bringing joy and presents to all the good girls and boys. But if you are child in Germany, Austria, and other parts of the Alps region, there may be something...

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