The Sounds of the American Summer – Ice Cream Trucks

Music and Ice Cream Trucks Officially, in North America, the summer season does not begin until June 20th or 21st which is the date of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. However, if you are a resident of the United States, then we all know by popular vote the “unofficial” start […]

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Marvel Character Timeline

Marvel Comics has been around for many years, an impressive 80 to be exact. They first got their start in 1939 under the name Timely Publications, and it wasn’t until 1961 that they were officially known as Marvel Comics. Their first publication, Marvel Comics #1, saw fantastic success with its two thrilling characters, the Human […]

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Some Valentine’s Day Facts That You May Not Know!

(PCM) Every year couples around the globe celebrate their love and affections on February 14th, also known as Valentine’s Day. Over the last few decades, Valentine’s Day has certainly become what could be called as “Hallmark Holiday”, as retail stores are filled to the brim with cutesy romantic trinkets, heart-shaped candy boxed and cards galore. […]

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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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Things That Happen In Movies, but Not Real Life

Things That Happen In Movies, but Not Real Life There are some things that are standard plot devices for movies, like stopping a wedding, cars won’t start when you are being chased and choosing which brightly colored wire to cut to stop the big LED timer on the bomb…You have parades that the villain, or […]

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Review of 2018, in Numbers

Across the Board, there are a lot of Big Numbers to talk about from from 2018 NETFLIX announced that 45 Million People have watched there own Horror/ Psychological Film called Bird Box, and that was just in the first week. They DID say it was the best first week for any NETFLIX Film, which stars […]

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

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes And… The American Christmas TreeChristmas 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 of […]

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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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The Many Ways That Elf On The Shelf Has Become A Pop Culture Trend

(PCM) It is that time of year again when everyone’s favorite little elf comes out of hiding and begins popping up in various areas throughout the homes of people all over the world. Anymore, these elves are doing anything but simply sitting on the shelf. What started out as a game for children to teach […]

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The Christmas Classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Almost Didn’t Happen!

(PCM) Back in 1943, author Philip Van Doren Stern was unable to find a publisher for his short story “The Greatest Gift” and was about to give up hope of ever getting his work out to readers. In a last ditch effort he ended up printing 200 copies of the story and gave them out as […]

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What Is The Human Genome Project?

(PCM) The Human Genome Project was completed on April 14th of 2003 and it was a breakthrough for scientific researchers across the globe, however many of you may be wondering what exactly The Human Genome Project is and just why it is so important. First let’s look at the definition of a genome. A genome […]

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A Look Back At The Very First Cell Phone Call

(PCM) Over the last decade cell phones have become a huge part of our everyday lives, in fact, many of us feel completely naked if we happen to forget our phones at home or in the car and in turn freak out about what we may be missing all day long! (Trust us, it’s really not […]

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Frank Sinatra’s Obsession With Dimes

(PCM) Many may not know this, but Frank Sinatra, otherwise known as Ol’ Blue Eyes, had an obsession with dimes. However, he was not always a collector! His obsession with the ten cent coins began for much more sinister reasons. Sinatra’s son, Frankie Sinatra, Jr was kidnapped on December 8, 1963 and the performer ended […]

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The Birth Of The TV Dinner Was Actually A Mistake!

(PCM) Surely nearly every one of us at one point or another hasn’t had the time or the energy to make a home-cooked dinner each and every night, so that is when the modern day TV Dinner comes in handy to save the day. We are sure you definitely have a few of these lurking […]

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The Evolution Of The Modern Day Bra

(PCM) The bra. Love it or hate it, it is a piece of clothing that is owned by nearly every woman both young and old. Studies revealed that the average woman will spend upwards of $4,000 dollars on bras throughout her lifetime and own approximately 16 to 20 bras at any given time. Over the […]

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Why An Anonymous Letter Left Frank Sinatra On The FBI Watch List

(PCM) Any follower of pop culture history will know that Frank Sinatra, our loving Ol’ Blue Eyes, definitely had his fare share of run-ins with the law. Sinatra was a true icon in the music industry and beloved by his millions of fans, however he was most certainly  involved in some illicit activities with some […]

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The True Birth Of Superman

(PCM) It was back in 1933 when two kids from Cleveland, Ohio named Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster developed a very small self-published fanzine title “Science Fiction”. In issue #3 of their fanzine, they created a story about a super-powered telepath who was going to attempt to take over the world. At first the Superman […]

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The Mysterious Case Of ‘The Girl In Blue’ And How It Was Eventually Solved!

(PCM) On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1933, a mysterious, yet friendly visitor to the town of Willoughby, Ohio walked directly in front of a moving train and was tragically killed. No one in the area had any idea of the young woman’s identity and she was only referred to as the “Girl In Blue”, based […]

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A Look At The Insanely Long Dance Marathons Of The Mid 1900’s

(PCM) If you have ever visited a night club you will quickly realized the dancing the night away is definitely still a trend that spans throughout the globe. However, you don’t tend to see very many dance competitions or dance marathons these days, but they were certainly all the rage back in the mid 1900’s […]

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Who Invented Frozen Food?

(PCM) Many of us pass by the frozen foods section of the grocery stores at least once a week. It seems as if frozen meals and vegetables have been around forever. We stock up on these frozen dishes for easy meal prep and when fresh foods are just not easily available. Thinking about frozen meals […]

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Brush Up On Your Horse Racing Facts!

(PCM) Many of us have heard about the infamous Triple Crown in horse racing which consists of the Belmont, Preakness and Kentucky Derby races, however that is about where our knowledge ends. We have gathered together a collection of some horse racing facts to give (ourselves) and you a better understanding behind some of the […]

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Did You Know There Really Is No ‘Unknown Soldier’?

(PCM) As we continue to make strides in the areas of scientific and technological discoveries many mysteries of the bygone era are beginning to be solved. For example, did you know that there is really no “Unknown Soldier” from the Vietnam War at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery? Thanks to some […]

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The Earliest Examples Of The Internet Meme

(PCM) Internet memes have become a staple in pop culture as we probably see an average of fifty or more of these, often hilarious, images throughout our social media feeds on a daily basis. Depending on who you follow, you could probably run into quite a bit more. Some are worth sharing, while others walk […]

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Did De Beers Really Have The Most Successful Ad Campaign Of All Time?

(PCM) Nearly all of us are familiar with the popular catchphrase “A diamond is forever”, as it won over the hearts of women (and the wallets of men) since it was first introduced creating one of the most successful ad campaigns of all time for jewelry company De Beers. The “A diamond is forever” slogan […]

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The Mysterious History Of London’s Iconic BT Tower

(PCM) When the British Telecom Tower, often referred to as the BT Tower, was first constructed in 1965 it was initially kept secret despite the fact that it was nearly 600 feet tall and located in right in the heart of London. It was purposefully kept off of all maps and it was considered illegal […]

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What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and is 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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Do Comic Books Still Have Their ‘Entertainment Value’?

I have recently been very disappointed in the state of the modern comic book.  In the last few months, especially with DC’s Rebirth series, I have wanted to see what was going in the lives of my favorite characters.  The New 52 took so much away from the legend of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and […]

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What is Shadow Banning?

What is Shadow Banning? Shadow Banning is when a social network or website will take a post and make sure nobody, or very few people see it. It began on forums in 2006 to cut back on trolling and spamming, and shortly thereafter major sites like Craigslist and Reddit used it, initially for spammers. Craigslist […]

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What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue?

What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue? (PCM) The original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story was written as a giveaway for the Montgomery Ward department stores by Robert L. May in 1939. In 1949, May’s story was made into a song by Johnny Marks, who also wrote ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Holly […]

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December 21, 1872: Phileas Fogg wins his bet

By Aaron Falkenstein Could He Travel Around the World in 80 Days? If Phileas Fogg won this same bet today, the converted value of his wager would be $4.4 million In 1872, after completion of the Suez Canal, the transcontinental railroad in the United States, and the Great Indian Peninsular railway, the journey around the […]

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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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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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Daylight Saving Time and Timely Trivia

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 2 AM, most of the United States will set their clocks back one hour for officially ending of Daylight Saving Time. We gain an hour of sleep! Residents of Arizona, Hawaii, U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will not participate in the festivities. About 75 countries participate […]

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The Delicious History Of Nachos

(PCM) Who doesn’t love a large plate of nachos covered with melting cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream? Nachos have become one of our go to snack foods and it an incredibly popular appetizer at many restaurants and sports bars. They are one of the number one picks for a stadium snack, especially during sporting […]

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Is The Twinkie Defense Actually A Real Thing?

(PCM) Over the years criminals have gotten away with some very serious crimes by using some rather odd defenses. Many have claimed mental illness, while others have used some more far out excuses such as the “Twinkie Defense”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is definitely a real thing! The “Twinkie Defense” first appeared in 1978 […]

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Gilligan’s Island – Why Did They Stay So Long?

Gilligan’s Island premiered on September 26, 1964, lasting three seasons through September 4, 1967. Basically, it started with our seven castaways on a three hour boat tour around Hawaii. A freak storm shipwrecked them on a deserted island. In 98 episodes, they all got along pretty well, a shining example of how we could all […]

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How Hurricanes Get Their Names And Why!

(PCM) Hurricanes have been a very dangerous and destructive weather phenomenon that have affected our planet for centuries. Most of them have been named by the World Meteorological Organization and the National Weather service to avoid confusion between storms and make the lines of communication a bit easier. By naming the storms meteorologists are able […]

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See You Next Wednesday

(aMyth) “See you next Wednesday” was first heard in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was said to the astronaut, Frank Poole, by his wife and father, right before Hal killed everybody off. Frank was long gone by that referenced Wednesday. John Landis claims he originally had the movie idea as a fifteen year old, […]

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The ‘Meister Print’: Fact Or Fiction?

(PCM) In case you haven’t heard of it, the “Meister Print” is a fossilized sandal print that was discovered by a man named William J. Meister in 1968. It wasn’t only the sandal print that was so fascinating, but rather what was inside of the print that amazed historians. The right-sided sandal print contained a […]

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Famous Catchphrases And Where The Originated!

(PCM) Catchphrases have been a part of the advertising world since it first began. It is believed that the first advertisement ran in a French newspaper called La Presse in June of 1826 and after it proved to be successful, newspapers all over the world began to include various advertisements throughout their pages. The very […]

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What Happens When We Lose 28,000 Rubber Duckies At Sea?

(PCM) Everyone knows that rubber duckies can make bath time lots of fun, you know because Sesame Street’s Ernie told us so, right? Well, bath time was far less fun for a lot of businesses who were expecting a shipment of rubber duckies, 28,000 of them to be exact, that went missing at sea back […]

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Chuck E. Cheese Set To Retire Animatronic Band! Is This The End Of An Era?

(PCM) We are definitely left with some nostalgically sad feelings upon learning that child entertainment restaurant/play place Chuck E. Cheese will be retiring their infamous ( and slightly creepy) animatronic band. The company revealed that they will begin phasing out the animatronic band at select locations throughout the country before eventually phasing out the robots […]

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Have You Been Rickrolled? The Story Behind The Famous Internet Meme And Some Of The Best Clips!

(PCM) We are nearly certain that many, if not all, of you reading this have been “rickrolled” at one point in time, especially if you have spent any time at all on surfing the internet within the last ten years. So, what exactly does it mean to be “rickrolled”? Just how did this ridiculous internet […]

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The Strange Occurrence Of Siberian Orange Snow

(PCM) A very strange weather phenomenon occurred in the Siberian region of Russia in early 2007 and then again in 2015 when orange colored snow poured forth from the sky, baffling both residents and scientists. The orange snow fell throughout an area of about 580 square miles that is located about 1,400 miles from Moscow. […]

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Where Do Blue-Eyes Really Come From?

(PCM) Did you know that all blue-eyed human beings are said to have a single common ancestor? A research study conducted by the University of Copenhagen in 2007 revealed that blue colored eyes are caused by a single genetic mutation that occurred 6,000-10,000 years ago. This research proves that all blue-eyed individuals can be linked back […]

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The Story Of WWE’s Most Notorious Double-Cross

(PCM) Some of you may have heard of what has become known as wrestling entertainments most notorious double-cross! It is most often referred to as the “Montreal Screwjob” or the “Montreal Incident”, but do you know what really happened or just who is to blame?  Much of that still remains a mystery as no one […]

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Dihydrogen Monoxide: One Of The Greatest Internet Hoaxes Or An Great Educational Tool?

(PCM) What is Dihyrdogen Monoxide? Could this chemical compound be making us sick? Could we really die from ingesting Dihydrogen Monoxide? These are just some of the questions an average person might have when they are attempting to research or study any type of new chemical compound and are worried, due to reports in the […]

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The Curious History Of Beloved Internet Sensation ‘Keyboard Cat’

(PCM) Each and everyday while surfing across our various social media accounts we are inundated with literally hundreds of funny pictures, memes and viral videos. It appears that almost everyone wants their quick 15 minutes of viral internet fame and then they often vanish leaving very little trace. One of the earliest viral videos that […]

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Just Where Did The High Five Originate?

(PCM) Generally speaking what is one of the first things you do when someone does a good job? You might congratulate them verbally, however you might also give them a high five by excitedly slapping your palm together with theirs to physically say ‘job well done’! Did you ever wonder just where the concept of […]

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Green Gummy Bears Are Not The Flavor You Would Expect!

(PCM) In the year of 1967, Haribo introduced their Gold Gummy Bears, which were available in five colors each corresponding to a different flavor. However, it may be a bit surprising for you to learn that the green and red colored gummy bears do not exactly correspond to the flavor you might think! The flavors […]

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‘Friends’ Mega Fan Actually Counted The Total Number Of Coffees Consumed On The Series

(PCM) Talk about dedication and super fandom! Twitter users and mega “Friends” fan Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) actually took the time to re-watch all 236 episodes of the cult hit series and count the number of coffees consumed by The Gang over the course of the entire show. Ready for the answer? During the ten season […]

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Doctors Warn About Dangers Of Using Coca-Cola As Self-Tanner

(PCM) One of the latest summer beauty trends that is making the rounds is using Coca-Cola (yes, the beverage) as a self-tanner. People will seemingly try just about anything when attempting to get a nice golden glow, however doctors warn that using Coca-Cola as a self-tanning oil can pose some serious health risks and cause […]

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Ever Wonder What That Drawer Under Your Oven Is Really For?

(PCM) We seriously feel like the biggest idiots in the world right now! If you are anything like us then you have most likely noticed that large pull out drawer located under your kitchen oven and of course proceeded to fill it up with all the large baking sheets and pans that will not fit […]

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Would You Believe Some People Really Think Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows?

(PCM) As hard as it is to believe, a recent study sadly reveals that an alarming number of individuals still believe that chocolate milk comes from actual brown cows. Seriously! One thousand Americans were surveyed by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the results were absolutely shocking, as they learned that 48% of the […]

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Have We Really Been Pronouncing Reese’s Wrong All This Time?

(PCM) To finally settle the argument once and for all, the lovely individuals at Spoon University have let history speak the truth and revealed the correct pronunciation of Reese’s peanut butter cups! So are you Team REES-EES or Team REES-IS? We were always a member of team REES-EES, however it looks as though we have […]

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Bill Finger The Mystery Man Behind Batman

(PCM) Batman is a word that just about everyone you ask knows a little something about. Batman has been a cultural phenomenon for a very longtime. The character and his logo can be seen on just about everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to toothbrushes. Batman is a brand all in itself, but what a […]

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13-Year Old Solves Difficult Math Problem In Less Than One Second

(PCM) We could barely read this crazy difficult math problem in less than one second, let alone solve it in such as short time frame! However, facetime for android that is just what 13-year-old Luke Robitaille was able to do and he ended up winning the Raytheon Mathcounts National Competition. Here is the word problem that Robitaille […]

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Mystery Of The South Carolina ‘Nightmare House’ Is Unraveled

(PCM) We recently shared the story about the mysterious South Carolina Zillow listing for a home that was being dubbed the “nightmare house” due to the fact that no one was supposed to ask questions about the secret tenant that resided in home’s upstairs apartment. This led to much speculation with some wondering if the […]

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Thanksgiving Facts, Traditions & Trivia

Thanksgiving Facts, Traditions & Trivia In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, declared the last Thursday of November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving. The fourth Thursday in November was officially sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday in 1941, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The ‘Thanksgiving” event that the Pilgrims had included about fifty Pilgrims and […]

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How To Eat A Hamburger… The Proper Way!

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(PCM) Having a large backyard BBQ is one of the nation’s top ways to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with family and friends. Nothing beasts the taste of hamburgers and hot dogs straight from the grill, but did you know you are probably eating that juicy hamburger all wrong.

Nothing is more annoying than when you build the perfect burger filled with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and various condiments only have it all fall apart the second after you take your first delicious bite!

A new Japanese study has discovered the root of the problem. We are holding the burger all wrong.… Full Story

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Coachella Did NOT Cause Instagram To Crash

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(PCM) Instagram users were in a frenzy this afternoon when the popular social media photo app was down for a few hours with many blaming the influx of Coachella selfies being shared for the issue. Instagram has issued a statement and claims that it was not the Coachella music festival that caused the outage.

The problem according to Instagram was a “feed delivery issue” which appears to be fixed at this time.

From the many tweets that were posted from those attending Coachella, the popular music festival in Indio, Ca, this weekend, you would have thought that the entire world was coming to an end and that Instagram was just another part of the festival.

The very best one came from comedian/actor David Spade which read “Instagram is down.  Does that mean they cancel Coachella? I mean what’s the point of going now. To hear music??”

We can’t believe that … Read the rest…

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Teen Discovers A Way To Save The Government $400 Million

(PCM) A Pittsburgh area middle school student, Suvir Mirchandani, was working on a school project when he discovered that a simple change to the font or typeface on paperwork produced by government officials and authorities could save as much as $400 million dollars every year. The basis for the school project … Continue reading

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Easy And Cost Efficient Way To Make Canvas Print Photos

(PCM) With the holiday season in full effect many are looking for ways to find the perfect gift without breaking the bank in the process. I have recently discovered an awesome way to create canvas prints of your favorite Instagram photos, or which ever photos you would like showcase that … Continue reading

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Only Known Anne Frank Video Resurfaces

(PCM) On July 22 1941,The young woman living at Merwedeplein 39, in Amsterdam got married. Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-1945) can be seen leaning out of the window of her apartment to get a look at the bride and groom. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Anne Frank and her family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. Anne Frank died in March 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Nazi Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945. The subject of a film based on her … Continue reading

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Myspace Relaunch June 12, 2013

(PCM) We gotta give them credit for trying, and it can’t hurt! The new Myspace launched June 12,2013, bringing the rebuilt platform out of beta and debuting a new mobile app available for free at the App Store today. Profiles from Classic Myspace have been upgraded to the new platform, so that members can log in using Classic Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter account credentials and access their content and connections easily. Built from the ground up using the latest technology, Myspace is designed to showcase creativity, foster collaboration, and promote discovery. New features and tools work seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices to provide an integrated and complementary experience. “The … Continue reading

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Video of Moore, OK Woman Finding Her Dog Amid Devastation

(CBS Houston/AP) – Barbara Garcia, a woman who thought she had lost it all found one of the things most precious to her while being interviewed on live television – her pet dog, buried alive under the rubble of her former home. Tornado survivor Barbara Garcia was relating her harrowing tale of survival to CBS News, recalling in a deliberate voice the details of feeling her house coming down around her as the storm wreaked havoc on the area. “I was sitting on the stool, holding my dog … this was the game plan all through the years … to go in that little bathroom,” she said, recalling to CBS … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Banner 2013 Memorial Cup Lyric Mix Up

(PCM) At the 2013 Memorial Cup opening ceremonies, the crowd heard an unusual version of the United State’s national anthem. You can blame it on nerves, the excitement of singing before a large crowd or not spending enough time checking out the lyrics. Alexis Normand, a jazz and folk singer from Saskatoon, sang much of the admittedly difficult song fairly well, but mixed up some of the lyrics in the middle, and kept on going with random phrases from the American National anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” until the finish. The crowd cheered her attempt and she later tweeted an apology. It was pretty cool of the Canadian crowd to … Continue reading

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Tax Freedom Day 2013, Tax Trivia

(PCM) Thursday, April 18th 2013 is Tax Freedom Day, the day that the money that Americans earn that stops going into the government and you get to keep the rest. From January first, until April 18, on average, every cent you will make this year went into local, state and federal taxes. Today you are free! April 15th is the day that tax returns (tax reports to the gov’t) are due. You can file for an extension here to get a few more months, but you need to make sure all monies due are paid by the 15th to avoid additional penalties. If you drive a car, I’ll tax the … Continue reading

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‘The Inverted Jenny’ Rare Stamp On Display This Month

The famous Inverted Jenny postage stamp will be displayed at the DELPEX 2013 Stamp Show. By Jean Woods (PCM) The Inverted Jenny is the most famous US stamp error, with the airplane printed upside-down. A single sheet of 100 stamps was purchased by collector William T. Robey in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 1918 for $24. Robey sold the sheet on May 20 for $15,000 to Eugene Klein, a Philadelphia stamp dealer. Klein had already arranged its resale to Col. Edward H. R. Green of New York for $20,000. Green had the sheet broken up, and sold blocks and single stamps to collectors, saving a few key position blocks for … Continue reading

‘The Inverted Jenny’ Rare Stamp On Display This Month also appeard on World of Pop Culture.