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.
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The Most Stolen Piece Of Art Might Just Surprise You!

(PCM) It was very surprising for us to learn that Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s 12 panel Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) is widely regarded as the most stolen art piece throughout history.  It was robbed by Napoleon, nearly burned by Calvinists, sought after by the Nazis and that is only naming a few, in fact part of the art piece has been missing since 1934 and has yet …

The Story Behind The Iconic Cartoon Character Bugs Bunny!

(PCM) The Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes cartoon character is one of the most widely recognizable throughout popular culture and around the globe. Bugs Bunny has been in more films than any other cartoon character and has also earned the rank of being the ninth most portrayed film character in history.

Bugs Bunny has appeared in numerous television shows, as well, and even managed to nab his very own star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame. Not too …

The Legend Of Count Dracula And The Character We Know Today!

(PCM) Many believe that the origin of Count Dracula can be linked to an area of Romania known as Transylvania, which is believed to sit upon some of Earth’s strongest magnetic fields and some feel that it gives individuals who reside in the area various types of extra-sensory perceptions.

The area gave birth to famous author Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, as Dracula is literally translated in Gaelic as Drac Ullah meaning bad blood. It is easy …

Why Did They Remove Lenin’s Brain?

(PCM) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He is credited with creation of the Soviet Union and was a feared political figure until this death at the young age of 53 in January of 1924.

Lenin’s cause of death was a series of strokes that began occurring when he was just 50 years old. He was also suffering from various levels of decline …

Happy Anniversary To The CD Player

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(PCM) Despite the fact that the CD player may soon very well be a relic, it’s invention changed the course of musical history and the way that music fans around the world were able to experience their favorite tunes. It was on October 1, 1982 that Sony released the very first commercial CD player called the CDP-101 available only in Japan for approximately $1,600 dollars. In the years that followed, the CD players popularity would …

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 …

The Lost Episodes Of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood And Why They Vanished!

(PCM) Most of us reminisce about “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” with memories of star Fred Rogers and his colorful cast of puppets teaching us about creativity, empathy, learning and more. We most recall this show with happy childhood memories, however did you know there were a few times where the show actually took quite a dark turn.

Back in November of 1983, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” aired a five episode arc about nuclear war which was titled …

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 …

Hatfield And McCoy Descendants Unearth The Site Of Their Families 1888 Ambush

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(PCM) Nearly everyone knows the story of the infamous Hatfield And McCoy family feud that claimed at least a dozen lives leading up to an ambush that took place in 1888 and did not officially come to an end until the descendants of both families signed a truce in 2003. Many believe that the actual feud began during the Civil War, but there were many dispute that popped up between the two families over timber …

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 …

Was Candid Camera The Beginning Of Reality TV?

(PCM) Nowadays it feels like reality television has taken over airwaves with shows such as the “Real Housewives” of whatever city, “Survivor”, and of course the “Kardashians”, but where did this trend really begin?

Many feel that the takeover began MTV began airing their housemate reality series “The Real World” back in the early 90’s, which was followed by the reality competition series “Road Rules” and then of course Mr. Reality TV himself, Mark Burnett …