Every sports season I find myself wondering why there is a Miami University in Ohio. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, I can find out. Turns out the Miami were a native American tribe in the Great Lakes region. There is even a Miami River in Ohio (I did not know that). The Miami in Florida is probably named by people from Ohio who built the railroad in south Florida. (From: Why is there a Miami in Ohio?)
A great Weekend Read from Wired. I wanted to post a good quote from this one, but there were so many.