50 United States Quick Facts

50 United States Quick Facts

US State #1. Delaware – Capitol: Dover, joined on Dec. 7, 1787, nickname: The First State

US State #2. Pennsylvania – Capitol: Harrisburg, joined on Dec. 12, 1787, nickname: Keystone State

US State #3. New Jersey – Capitol: Trenton, joined on Dec. 18, 1787, nickname: Garden State

US State #4. Georgia – Capitol: Atlanta, joined on Jan. 2, 1788, nickname: Peach State

US State #5. Connecticut – Capitol: Hartford, joined …

June 8 in Pop Culture History

June 8 in Pop Culture History

632 – Muhammad, the Islamic prophet, died in Medina.

793 – The Viking Age began when Vikings destroyed the Abbey on Lindisfarne, on an island off the northeastern coast of Northumberland, England on this day.

1637 – René Descartes published Discourse on Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences.

1783 (Volcano Eruption) Laki, Iceland, killed over 9,000 over a period of months, and …

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 …

May 20 in Pop Culture History

May 20 in Pop Culture History

1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob W Davis patented (#139,121) copper-riveted jeans, designed to help prevent tears in the fabric.

1883 – Krakatoa began to erupt; the volcano exploding three months later, killing more than 36,000 people.

1899 – The American Physical Society was founded at Columbia University.

1901 – Claude Grivolas patented (French) a projector for three-dimensional (stereoscopic) movies viewed wearing spectacles with one red and one blue …

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. …

Ever Wonder About The Most Boring Day In History?

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(PCM) After many years of compiling data through a computer search engine known as True Knowledge, as scientist was able to determine that the most boring day in history occurred on April 11, 1954. The search engine analyzed more than 300 million historical facts and discovered that April 11, 1954 was the most uneventful news day of the 20th century. Literally, no newsworthy events occurred what-so-ever, of course now the day has become a bit …

Daylight Savings Time and Timely Trivia

On the second Sunday in March, at 2 AM, most of the United States will set their clocks ahead one hour for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. 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.

It’s Just a Matter of Time
Mr. “Early to Bed, …

How Morley Cigarettes Connect The Film And TV Universe

(PCM) Morley, Hollywood’s favorite brand of fake cigarettes has quite the fascinating history. The brand made it’s first appearance on the big screen in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho and ever since Hollywood has been pay homage to the brand with countless references throughout the history of TV and film.

Morley’s have appeared in various TV shows, films, and video games that are completely unconnected to one another except for their use of …

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

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes
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(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 …

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia And… Who Is Santa Claus?

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia
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(PCM) Greek native, Nicholas, born a few hundred years after Jesus Christ, had prior to that led a very righteous life, helping many people, particularly by providing children with gold coins. Raised as a devout Christian, Nicholas took all of his wealth and, following the words of God, gave it to the poor and needy. It is known …

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 …

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 …