Did Visa Cards Really Begin As A Social Experiment?

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(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 most popular credit cards in the world.

But did you know that the Visa card as we …

Thanksgiving History and Trivia

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  • 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 first harvest in 1621, but they did not hold a true Thanksgiving until 1623.
  • The trip to Plymouth Rock took

Daylight Saving Time and Timely Trivia

daylight01On 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 with Daylight Saving Time, according to TimeandDate.com, which is about a third of the world.

The Bad News?
We lose …

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 live harmoniously together, if we really gave the effort.

Some say that these seven people represented the seven deadly sins. …

Is The Twinkie Defense Actually A Real Thing?

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(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 when Dan White was accused of killing Harvey Milk and George Moscone. The jury in the case …

Business Terms Used on Shark Tank

The hit show Shark Tank has made small business owners into millionaires through the opportunity to pitch their idea to the sharks in the tank — five titans of industry who made their own dreams a reality and turned their ideas into lucrative empires. For over ten seasons there have also been not-so-successful pitches by entrepreneurs who did not know their numbers or were tripped up by business lingo. Learn Shark Tank speak with these …

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.

SYNW2001John Landis claims he originally had the movie idea as a fifteen year old, in 1965, but the film has never actually been made. He has said that he purposely referenced his …

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth: Kustom Kar Hot Rod Artist

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (March 4, 1932 – April 4, 2001)
By 1958, as described on his official website, “Ed became Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, a hot-roddin’, gear head, mad scientist, and struggling artist who financed his inventions by selling drawings and t-shirts at drag events, fairs, and car shows. Big Daddy Roth would draw cartoons of monsters that he created and pictures of cars, but when he personally airbrushed t-shirts with the monsters driving …

Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

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(PCM) Stone Spheres of Isla de Caño, Costa Rica

What:
Over three hundred spheres of varying size (ranging from a few centimeters to 2 meters in diameter) scattered throughout the island. The largest weigh 30,000 pounds. Most are made of basalt (volcanic rock), but some are made of limestone or sandstone. They date back to approximately between 200 BC and 1500 AD, and the locals call them Las Bolas.

They were discovered …

Ever Wonder How Many Ridges Are On A Reese’s Cup?

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(PCM) The spirit of Halloween got us thinking about some of our favorite Halloween treats, especially the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and of course that led to us wondering just how many ridges are indeed on a full size Reese’s Cup.

We have reached the conclusion that there are 66 ridges on a full size Reese’s Cup and for good measure we took a look at the famous treat sized Reese’s Cups as well which …

Why people love and hate candy corn

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Candy corn is like cilantro. Your taste buds either love it or hate it. For many, this three colored, triangle shaped Halloween staple is an essential purchase each fall and for others it’s the classic option that just comes back from the dead each year. While the jury isn’t out on which side is right, here are a few reasons why candy corn is loved and hated by the masses.

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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 first television advertisement that aired in the United States was on July 1, 1941 …