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10 Fascinating Facts About Ants

In many ways, ants can outwit, outlast, and outnumber humans. Their complex, cooperative societies enable them to survive and thrive in conditions that would challenge any individual. Here are 10 fascinating facts about ants that just might convince you that while you wouldn't welcome them to your next picnic, they're still pretty amazing creatures.
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How Much You Can Give to Political Candidates and Campaigns

So you want to give some money to a political candidate. Maybe your congressman is seeking re-election, or an upstart challenger has decided to run against her in the primary and you want to throw some extra cash to the campaign. How do you do it? How much can you give? Related: Can You Recall a Member of Congress?
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The Look of Medieval Half-Timbered Construction

Half-timbering is a way of constructing wood frame structures with the structural timbers exposed. This medieval method of construction is called timber framing. A half-timbered building wears its wood frame on its sleeve, so to speak. The wooden wall framing - studs, cross beams, and braces - are exposed to the outside, and the spaces between the wooden timbers are filled with plaster, brick, or stone.
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HALL - Name Meaning & Origin

The Hall surname has several possible derivations, including geographic, descriptive, and occupational: A place name derived from various words for "hall" or "spacious house," usually used to signify someone who lived in or worked in a large hall or manor house. From the Middle English hall , Old English heall , Middle High German halle and Old Norse holl .
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What Will Happen to the Animals If Everyone Goes Vegan

Non-vegans often ask, "What would happen to the animals if we all went vegan?" It's a valid question. If we stop eating cows, pigs, and chickens, what would happen to the 10 billion land animals we now eat every year? And what would happen to wildlife if we stop hunting? Or the animals used for experiments or entertainment?
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Vietnam War: Fall of Saigon

The Fall of Saigon occurred on April 30, 1975, at the end of the Vietnam War. Commanders North Vietnam General Van Tien Dung Colonel General Tran Van Tra South Vietnam Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Toan Mayor Nguyen Hop Doan Fall of Saigon Background In December 1974, the People's Army of North Vietnam (PAVN) began a series of offensives against South Vietnam.
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