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… Read More

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October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father. 1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was […]

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October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father. 1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was […]

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Christopher Columbus Day

The first celebration of Columbus Day took place in New York City on October 12, 1866. Since 1970, the holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. San Francisco holds the nation’s oldest continuously existing celebration with their Italian-American community’s annual Columbus Day Parade, which was established in 1868. Despite the negative publicity […]

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Christopher Columbus Day

The first celebration of Columbus Day took place in New York City on October 12, 1866. Since 1970, the holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. San Francisco holds the nation’s oldest continuously existing celebration with their Italian-American community’s annual Columbus Day Parade, which was established in 1868. Despite the negative publicity […]

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

(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… Read More

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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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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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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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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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… Read More

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Ever Wonder About The Most Boring Day In History?

(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… 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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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… Read More

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Mardi Gras 2019

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday.  It refers to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday when many Christians begin to fast for the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday. The feast of The Epiphany or The Three Kings closes the Christmas season and opens up a season of carnival.  In some countries these carnivals […]

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World Wildlife Day, March Third

World Wild Life Day is a day that both wild plants and animals are celebrated and also a day to be aware of what human beings are doing to endanger the delicate balance of the world eco-system.  The United Nations proclaimed March 3 as World Wildlife Day on December 20, 2013. Animals and plants are […]

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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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