Everyone has heard a story of that one person who found something truly remarkable that was thought to be lost forever; a Babe Ruth baseball card tucked away in a dusty shoebox, a Picasso in an attic, or that invaluable antique collecting cobwebs in an abandoned barn. Recently in France, a team of auction house employees made a discovery that is truly difficult to fathom.
Referred to as the “greatest American humorist of his age”, Mark Twain was both admired and derided for his biting take on all facets of life. From religion to politics to philosophy,…
What would Valentine’s Day be without ubiquitous boxes of candy hearts popping up in grocery stores? While they might be a point of annoyance for some, the candies are continuing an almost one hundred and fifty year old tradition, and one that helps highlight the ways culture and technology influence the ways we talk about romance.
You know the Valentine’s Day drill: buy some chocolate and flowers, make reservations at a nice restaurant and exchange “I love you’s” over dessert. But how does the rest of the world—specifically the animals of the world—celebrate Valentine’s Day? Well, it’s complicated.
In the animal kingdom, love and sex are just as complex and mysterious as they are for humans. Some animals enter into long-term relationships (and short-term flings!), others engage in silly mating rituals, and a few have evolved to wield some incredibly bizarre sexual organs. Check out these 21 animal facts about love, sex, relationships, and reproduction:
1. Albatrosses are known for being flirtatious. Check out their hilarious mating dance:
Lord Tennyson said it was better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, but he probably wasn’t referring to these horrific Valentine’s Day murders. Some of these crimes remain unsolved, and others have been closed by authorities. All are a grim reminder that not everyone is buying chocolates for loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
Another Columbine High Tragedy
In 2000, Columbine High School sweethearts Stephanie Hart, 16, and Nick Kunselman, 15, were gunned down in Jefferson County, Colorado at a Subway restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Kunselman worked at the Subway restaurant, where Hart had come to visit him.