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How El Nino Works

El Nino may mean "the little boy" or "Christ Child" in Spanish, but this weather phenomenon really means crazy things for Planet Earth. We're talking rain where it's typically dry and drought where it's usually wet. Learn why today.

How Hot Wheels Work

If you're an American who had a childhood, you probably have some nostalgia for Hot Wheels. Get your engines revved for this trip down memory lane as we discuss these fun and iconic toys.

The Jonestown Cult Drank the Flavor-Aid

It is not all that often that women from Indiana I've never met change my mind about things, so I thought this warranted writing down. Such was the case with Patricia Barbera-Brown, a South Bend woman I at first took to be of the dour, humorless type, possibly with too many cats and too many cat sweaters. I came across her as part of a CBS News article from February about how she single-handedly browbeat a local Indiana Mexican restaurant chain into retracting their ad campaign.

California Wildfires Threaten 10,000 Homes

Another summer, another set of wildfires ravage Southern California. It seems like every year the residents of the "southland" are met with this scary scenario. This article from CNN details how cooler temperatures are giving firefighters some assistance in quelling this blaze that has scorched more than 100,000 acres so far.