May 28, 2023

This 1,288-Word Run-On Sentence Broke Records and Inspired Hundreds of Modern Writers

Most book lovers would agree that coming across a very long sentence in a novel can sometimes require multiple reads to comprehend. The world of literature is full of examples of sprawling monologues and multi-line descriptions, but it was American writer William Faulkner who was featured in the 1983 Guinness Book of World Records for his lengthy passage from his 1936 book, Absalom, Absalom! The huge run-on sentence consists of 1,288 words and countless clauses.

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May 25, 2023

Discover Your Political Alter Ego: Which Former U.S. President Are You? [Quiz]

Being the president of the United States is no easy task. And this week, we're back with a fun personality quiz to see what kind of leader you'd be. Just answer this quick 10-question quiz to see which former American president has a leadership style that mirrors your own. As always, if you also choose to enter your email address, you'll get results delivered to your inbox, as well as more interesting information about U.S.

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May 19, 2023

Perfectly Preserved Declaration of Independence Found Under a $4 Painting

Talk about a national treasure! Long before Nicholas Cage and his friends stole the Declaration of Independence in their hit film, a man lived out a tale of finding treasure in real life. In 1991, a man shopping at a thrift sale purchased an “ugly painting” for $4 because he liked the frame. Behind the painting, he discovered a folded-up copy of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence.

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