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In A World……

February 6, 2015

Donald Leroy “Don” LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008) was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. He became identified with the phrase “In a world…”, which was used in so many movie trailers that it became a […]

Playwright Aeschylus Had A Bizzarre Death

February 5, 2015

In 455 BC, Aeschylus, the great playwright known as the Father of Greek Tragedy, died in a most unexpected way. He was said to have been killed by a tortoise which was dropped by an eagle that had mistaken his head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile. In his Naturalis […]

Samuel Adams … More Than Just A Great Brew

February 3, 2015

You may know lots of facts about Ben Franklin and George Washington…but what about the man who was the real voice behind it all? Samuel Adams is more than just a brewery with phenomenal seasonal brews! Samuel Adams has been referred to as the “Father of America.” The revolutionary spirit ran in the family.  His father was one […]

Little Know Pooh Facts

January 27, 2015

Winnie the Pooh may have seemed like a simple storybook character , but there was so much more to him then his cute giggle, love of honey and bumbling ways. A few dark secrets about the beloved Pooh. Winnie the Pooh was based on a real bear.  A Canadian soldier bought Winnipeg the bear from […]

Ben Franklin Sure Knew How To Perpetuate A Practical Joke

January 26, 2015

In Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack” published in 1733, Franklin predicted the day and time of the death of his good friend Titan Leeds. When the date came and Leeds survived, instead of giving up the joke, Franklin wrote in the 1734 Almanack that Leeds had died and someone had stolen his identity. When Leeds finally died […]

To Breathe Or Not To Breathe..Now That Is The Question

January 25, 2015

Some of your more pretentious wine-loving friends may have waxed poetic to you before about always letting red wine breathe before you drink it…but is this good advice? Red wine was first invented in Armenia, in the Stone Age.  As far as we can tell, people weren’t worried about letting their wine breathe back then. […]

Flatulence Facts

January 23, 2015

Farting is a natural thing. Sure, it may not be the most aromatically pleasant natural thing in the world, but it’s a part of our lives. Before you say “pee-yew!” and turn up your nose at a conversation about farting, take some time to learn the facts about this process. Some of these facts—like your […]

Paul Revere …. Did You Know?

January 22, 2015

Had it not been for his speedy horse and his loud voice, America might not even exist today. But did you know….. Contrary to popular belief, Paul Revere had not consumed any alcohol at the time of his midnight ride. He had the job all teens in the day wanted, Paul Revere was a church bell […]

How To Cure A Hangover…Or Maybe Not

January 21, 2015

Partying is always fun, until the next day when you can’t get out of bed because of your hangover. In those situations, here are some possible solutions to fight back. Try some of these…but not all at once: Quaff is actually a multi-part cure that involves a milkshake that you likely wouldn’t ever drink under […]

Monsters Of The Sea …Or Not

January 20, 2015

While most of these creatures were probably just dolphins or whales or seals, to the pirates that encountered them, they were often fearsome creatures. Some Where not….or so they say.  Here are just a few: 1603: The Steipereidur…Abraham Ortelius first published a map with this creature on it. The whale-like creature may look terrifying, but […]

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