You might think you went through a lot elbowing fellow shoppers for the last box of chocolates and finagling a cozy table for two by the window, but sending the first known written Valentine had some challenges of its own.
Flash mobs, choreographed dances, and jumbo-trons confessing undying love might be popular modes of proposing today, but in colder corners of the world, simple is still best.
The largest single-stemmed tree in the world is the giant sequoia, some grow up to 300 feet high or nearly 30 feet across. But growing even larger than that is a quaking aspen tree in Utah with a vast root system that has sprouted an entire grove of new trees.
There are some foods that we think of as just naturally going together: cookies and milk, soup and sandwich, apples and cheese. The reasons for those pairings are as complex as the flavors themselves.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but an embarrassing nickname can haunt you for centuries.
Well, that depends. Because parrots are one of several species (including humans) that give each individual a name to help distinguish them from the group.