Why people love and hate candy corn

candy corn 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. Why people love candy

July, 1982 – Best Week Ever For Movies?

The first week of July, 1982 had an amazing selection of films if you wanted to go to the movies…

No major movies came out between July 1 and July 8 in 1982, mainly because they didn’t need to; May and June of 1982 had some of the most popular and influential films of all time.

10. Annie (released 6/18, starring Aileen Quinn) This was based on the Broadway Show, that was based on the …

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 of summer actually begins at the end of the working day on the last Friday in the month of May, …

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 Torch and the Sub-Mariner. The first issue sold a whopping 900,000 copies and took off from there. Since the first …

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.

Many feel that couples love for one another should be celebrated each and every day and not only on one …

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 all around? Probably because you’re pouring it all wrong. The opening for pouring should be at the top, which will …

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 sometimes the hero, can get lost or hide in. If a movie involves High School or teenagers, there is …

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 Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich. 45 Million People, for perspective, is (approximately) how many people saw a

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

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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 of wire.

How did we get to the point where a million people will come to New York to see …

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

MarilynMaxellDeanJerry(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 the party, as a subtle ‘good night’ to their guests. It was written as a “wolf” and “mouse” duet in …

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

Elf1(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 them the difference between being naughty and nice has become a pop culture phenomenon that has attracted many adults in …

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 Christmas presents to his family, friends and colleagues.

As luck would have it, Van Doren Stern’s short story would …

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 is an organism’s complete set of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a chemical compound that contains the genetic instructions needed to develop …

A Look Back At The Very First Cell Phone Call

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(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 that important! Facebook can wait!)

Even so, they have become a part of our daily lives …

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 up paying out $240,000 dollars in ransom money to the kidnappers before his son was …

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 throughout your freezer, just waiting to be consumed on a lazy night or for a quick and easy microwaveable meal.…

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 years the bra has taken on many style changes and updates since they were first created. The origins of the …

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

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(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 rather shady individuals.

The FBI has an entire file dedicated to Frank Sinatra which the majority of …

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 was portrayed as a villainous character, however when their initial fanzine failed to produce sales, Siegel and Shuster shifted gears …

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 upon the color of her clothing at the time of the incident. She was wearing a blue dress, coat, scarf …

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 to early 1930’s.

The first ‘known’ dance marathon winner was Alma Cummings, who danced for …

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 left us wondering who was the genius that first discovered a way to freeze food in the first place. Despite …

Brush Up On Your Horse Racing Facts!

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(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 terminology and history of the sport.

Horse racing is one of America’s oldest pastimes and has been around for generations. …

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 major advancements in DNA testing the soldiers body that was interred there from 1974 to 1998 was eventually identified.

The …

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 a fine line between being darkly humorous and borderline offensive or inappropriate.

Either way, the internet meme is definitely here …

Shaving Myths Debunked!

(PCM) As we quickly approach the summer season, many women (and men too) find themselves thinking about unwanted hair and whether or not shaving is the best option. There are other options out there such as waxing, laser hair removal and more, however shaving is usually the go to method for getting rid of unwanted hair quickly and efficiently.

However, there are definitely quite a few myths surrounding shaving that for some reason people still …

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 originated with a 1948 ad campaign created by De Beers and suddenly the modern day engagement ring as we know …

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 to even photograph it’s magnificent architecture.

However, the BT Tower was not closed off …

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 December 4th, 2013, Straight Dope Forums member Silvorange submitted a post titled “People eating Tide pods” discussing rumors about

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 the rest of the DC Universe.  I wanted to see what was restored and how and if I was going …

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 calls it “Ghosting”.

“Ghosting” is when Craigslist will seemingly accept your ad, and you’ll even be able to see it, …

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 Jolly Christmas.’ Johnny also wrote Chuck Berry’s sequel hit ‘Run Rudolph Run.’

1964’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running …

December 21, 1872: Phileas Fogg wins his bet

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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 world was reduced time wise. What had once taken several years could now be done in a few months. This …

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

The Mystery Behind The Shroud Of Turin

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(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 that Jesus was wrapped in after his crucifixion. To this day the Catholic Church has neither rejected …

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 …

The Delicious History Of Nachos

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(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 events.

Just what is it about nachos that make them just so darn irresistible?

Nachos were first …

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 …

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. …

How Hurricanes Get Their Names And Why!

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(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 to easily identify the storms and track their movements across the oceans. Many times there are multiple storms occurring at …

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 …

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 trilobite, supposedly 500 million years extinct before man walked upon the face of the Earth.

There is definitely a bit …

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 …

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 in 1992. In fact, funny enough, rubber duckies from this very same shipment still continue to wash up on shore …

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 all together.

Chuck E. Cheese has faced criticism over the years for just how out-dated the animatronic band, which was …

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 meme begin? We will answer those questions below, as well as, share a few of our favorite “rickroll” clips from …

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.

Residents of the region, as well as, weather experts began to speculate about a variety of reasons for the snow’s …

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 to this single common ancestor who resided in a region near the Black Sea.

In the beginning we all …

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 wants to take on full blame for the incident, but either way the “Montreal Screwjob” has gone down in WWE …

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 media, about certain health dangers associated with coming in contact with these chemicals. But are people really asking these questions …

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 began circulating the internet was “Keyboard Cat” which features a strange looking fat cat dressed in a blue shirt haphazardly …

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 the high five originally began? It is claimed that the first documented occurrence of the high five was between Dusty …

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 include strawberry (green color), pineapple (white color), raspberry (red color), lemon (yellow color), and of course, maybe the only one …

‘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 run of the series, the “Friends” gang consumed a whopping 1, 154 cups of coffee. My heroes!

Lovelace also managed …

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 permanent damage to your skin.

Advocates of the Coca-Cola self-tanning method claim that the soda can enhance your caramel skin …

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 anywhere else the kitchen. Hey, more storage, right?  Wrong! That drawer actually serves a much more useful purpose that we …

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 individuals survey literally had no idea where or how chocolate milk is created.

Could we really be suffering from that …

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 been wrong all this time! We suppose it is like the whole tomato or potato debate, but it seems as …

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 lot of people don’t realize is that the creation of Batman has been shrouded in mystery every since his creation.…

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, 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 was able to solve in less than one second:

In a barn, 100 chicks sit peacefully in a

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 so-called tenant, who wasn’t required to pay any rent and was not to be disturbed, was actually a ghost or …

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.

TDayThe ‘Thanksgiving” event that the Pilgrims had included about fifty Pilgrims and ninety Wampanoag Indians. The Indians may not have been invited per se, but came to see what the celebration was …

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 …

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 …

Who Needs Machines? Watch As Eighty Amish Men Pick Up A House And Move It

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(PCM) A clip that was captured by a woman in Spartansburg, PA shows just how the Amish get things done, that thing being moving an entire home from one location to another with nothing but their bare hands. The use of machinery is banned in their community.

It took about eighty men to get the job done, however it was a success. The video clip shows a few men guiding the dozens who are underneath …

Teen Discovers A Way To Save The Government $400 Million

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(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 was a look at the ways in which computer science could improve evironomental stability. Mirchandani analyzed the typeface on teacher handouts and the amount …

Do You Fear Friday the 13th?

Friggatriskaidekaphobia: the fear of Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in the United States today.

Paraskevidekatriaphobics are people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. It is estimated that this affects between 17 and 21 million Americans. Some people won’t get out of bed; others won’t fly, buy a house or act on a hot stock tip. Still others won’t work, eat in restaurants or get married on a …