January 20 Is National Cheese Lovers Day!

(PCM) Just thinking about today being National Cheese Lovers Day is already making me hungry!  It is about time there is a national holiday observation to give our beloved cheese the respect it finally deserves. Cheese is one of the most highly consumed and loved foods all over the world. There have been many rumors…

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What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and was it even real?

What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and is it even real?Timeline Tide Pods Timeline: In February 2012, Procter & Gamble introduced the Tide PODS laundry detergent packs. By late 2013, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) claimed to have received more than 500 reports of incidents involving the pods with children and adults. On…

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50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t

50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t A lot of people have been taught misconceptions. How many of these facts did you believe to be true? When you pour from cartons with a screw on top on one end, like oil for your car or broth that comes in boxes, why do they splash…

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Why Do We Drop A Ball To Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

(PCM) All across the world folks will be celebrating the New Year with various customs and traditions, however one of the most well-known and well-preserved traditions takes place in heart of Times Square in New York City with the dropping of the now 11,875 pound ball adorned with over 2,500 Waterford Crystals and 32,000 LED…

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Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes, Plus The American Christmas Tree

Over 50 Christmas Trivia, Facts and Jokes And… The American Christmas Tree Christmas Trees In America (PCM) The New York Rockefeller Tree is probably America’s Most Famous. Each year, over a million locals and visitors, plus millions more on television since 1951, come to see the official lighting, now with over 40,000 lights and miles…

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Did Visa Cards Really Begin As A Social Experiment?

(PCM) If you were to check just about anyone’s wallet these days surely you would most likely find at least one credit or debit card tucked safely inside. It would also be a safe assumption to say at least one of these cards would bear the Visa logo, as it is certainly one of the…

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Who is the Woman You Hear Singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?

(PCM) Who is the woman you hear singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin? It took a little detective work to find the final answer(s). Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, and he originally sang it with his wife, Lynn Garland at their housewarming party, towards the end of…

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La Befana The Christmas Witch of Italy

La Befana, The Christmas Witch of Italy Wait a minute. A Christmas Witch? Witches belong to Halloween, scary stories, and fairy tales but not Christmas! In general, I would agree with you, but in Italy for hundreds of years, there has been one witch for Christmas. Only one, and her’s is a sad tale. La…

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Demon or god? What is The Krampus?

The Krampus The Krampus, is he a demon or a god or maybe both? We will discover what is known about this northern European creature of Christmas as we go along. The Krampus is a satyr-like creature with the legs of a goat, and  He can also have the chest and head of a man…

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Thanksgiving History and Trivia

Thanksgiving History and Trivia The first Thanksgiving in North America was on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. Some say it was 1578, when an explorer Martin Frobisher held a Thanksgiving celebration for surviving his journey from England. The English settlers celebrated Thanksgiving on December 4, 1619, near Jamestown Virginia. The Pilgrims celebrated their…

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The Mystery Behind The Shroud Of Turin

(PCM) The Shroud of Turin, which is a length of linen cloth that is said to mysteriously bear the image of man who many speculate as Jesus of Nazareth, has been an item that has created a huge debate among theologians and conspiracy theorists for years. The cloth is rumored to be the burial shroud…

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