August 18 in Pop Culture History

August 18 in Pop Culture History 1227 – RIP – Genghis Khan (c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) is said to have fathered between 1,000-2,000 children, making him the man with most children in human history. He is also the male-line ancestor of ~0.5% of the world’s population. 1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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… Read More

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March 22 in Pop Culture History

March 22 in Pop Culture History Year Unknown – Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman, Born (made of clay) 1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. 1894 – The first championship series for Lord Stanley’s Cup was played in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal HC (Montreal Hockey Club) won […]

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March 15 in Pop Culture History

March 15 in Pop Culture History 44 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house, by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. #bewaretheidesofmarch 1545 – First meeting of the Council of Trent, the ‘Counter-Reformation’. 1806 – A chondrite meteorite, carrying carbon-based, organic chemicals, was […]

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March 11 in Pop Culture History

March 11 in Pop Culture History 105 – Ts’ai Lun invented paper, in China. 1818 – Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was published. It is recognized as world’s first science fiction novel. 1864 – The Great Sheffield Flood killed 238 people in Sheffield, England. 1888 – Great Blizzard of 1888, […]

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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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How Shoe Companies Got Their Name

How Shoe Companies Got Their Name What is it with strange shoe names? No… not types like galoshes or sneakers. More like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and others. Who thinks of these names? The truth is stranger than fiction is an expression fitting to many of these brands. From underpaid artists to Nazi politics, the names […]

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History of The Music Charts

Billboard Magazine began publication in 1894. It mainly covered Advertising and what they used to call the “Bill Posting” industry. It also covered the earliest Public Relations news. By 1896 it also covered agricultural fairs – there weren’t conventions back then. In 1900 it went from being a monthly magazine to weekly, and started to […]

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History of The Music Charts

Billboard Magazine began publication in 1894. It mainly covered Advertising and what they used to call the “Bill Posting” industry. It also covered the earliest Public Relations news. By 1896 it also covered agricultural fairs – there weren’t conventions back then. In 1900 it went from being a monthly magazine to weekly, and started to […]

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Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside I bet Spider-Man could make a lot of money putting up Christmas lights for the citizens of New York City. Why do birds fly south for the winter? . . . Because it’s too far to walk. I only know “Dasher, Dancer, […]

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

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

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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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Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs 1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen 2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2 3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra 4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles 5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders 6. Christmas Is The […]

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Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs 1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen 2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2 3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra 4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles 5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders 6. Christmas Is The […]

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The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs 1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey 2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole 3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen 4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee 5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) […]

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The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs 1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey 2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole 3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen 4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee 5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) […]

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Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

Top 100 Holiday Songs 1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives) 2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes) 3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey 4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole 5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra) 6. White […]

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Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

Top 100 Holiday Songs 1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives) 2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes) 3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey 4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole 5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra) 6. White […]

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The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

The Biggest Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time Anthology Christmas Albums: Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989) White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I Want […]

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The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

The Biggest Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time Anthology Christmas Albums: Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989) White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I Want […]

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The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs 1. Silent Night 2. Jingle Bells 3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole 4. White Christmas 5. O Holy Night 6. The First Noel 7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas Soundtrack 8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) […]

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The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs 1. Silent Night 2. Jingle Bells 3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole 4. White Christmas 5. O Holy Night 6. The First Noel 7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas Soundtrack 8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) […]

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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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1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA

1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA On February 7, 1964 John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived in America, with their manager Brian Epstein, producer Phil Spector, and other record company dignitaries. It started the ‘British Invasion’ – making room for The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Zombies, Freddy and the Dreamers, The […]

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1962: Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

1962 – The Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist came out August 1, 1960 and he followed it up with non-stop touring, The Hucklebuck, Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, and repeated The Twist with a second release on November 13, 1961. The Twist The Twist was first shown […]

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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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‘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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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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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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Watch the Cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” Get Schooled By a 5 Year-Old

Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46(PCM) How well do you know your Guardians of the Galaxy trivia? Better than a 5 year-old? 

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy was schooled last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live by Marvel comics expert 5 year-old Mia Grace as she beat them all to the buzzer question after question.

Jimmy Kimmel invited Mia Grace to a trivia-off against the cast, including Chris Pratt who plays Star Lord Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana who plays Gamora, Dave Bautista who plays Drax, Bradley Cooper who plays the voice of Rocket, and Vin Diesel who plays the voice of Groot.

Mia handed it to the cast pretty bad and didn’t seem to really face much competition, but who really wants to be beat a 5 year-old on national television?

If you’re feeling a little shaky on your Guardians of the Galaxy knowledge, don’t fear, you still have more than a week until … Read more

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