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Highest Recorded Temperatures
Find the highest recorded temperatures for each continent. Also, the Record Highest Temperature by State.
Banned Beach Read
Sixty-five years ago, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was published. This classic, along with many other recognizable titles, have been banned at one time or another. Pick up a banned or challenged book for your beach read this summer!
Extreme Vacations
Check out Infoplease’s suggestions for anything but a routine holiday.
July is National Hot Dog Month
Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each per year. But there are some among us who can eat far more. Meet Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo, the men's and women's champions of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, who ate 70 and 38.5 hot dogs respectively. Find more fascinating facts about your favorite BBQ menu item.

Have Your Say

Do you think Congress will pass stricter gun-control legislation?

  • Pick choice 1 No. There aren’t enough members willing to stand up to the NRA.
  • Pick choice 2 No. The laws covering guns and ammunition are sufficient.
  • Pick choice 3 Yes. The recent mass shooting in Orlando and the deadly assaults on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, are a wake-up call.
  • Pick choice 4 Yes, but other factors aside from lax laws contribute to gun violence.
  • Pick choice 5 I do not know.

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Atlas
An atlas featuring maps and detailed profiles of all 193 countries and the 50 U.S. states.

Dictionary
An unabridged dictionary from aalii to zymurgy, including a pronunciation guide.

Encyclopedia
A current and comprehensive encyclopedia covering all the major branches of knowledge from astrophysics to Zimbabwe.