The plans for Winston Churchill’s state funeral had to be revised several times because Churchill outlived several intended pallbearers.

Operation Hope Not Planning for the funeral of Winston Churchill began after the prime minister had a major stroke in 1953. The incident at a party at Downing Street was kept secret by the family. Queen Elizabeth II was among the few who were informed. It was the Queen who insisted that a funeral plan …

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Icelandic horses are not allowed to leave the country. If they do, they are banned from returning. This is because Iceland is an island so they have limited diseases, and this is another measure to prevent it.

Icelandic horse The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Although the horses are small, at times pony-sized, most registries for the Icelandic refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. In their native country they have few diseases; Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the …

Icelandic horses are not allowed to leave the country. If they do, they are banned from returning. This is because Iceland is an island so they have limited diseases, and this is another measure to prevent it. Read More »

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, only 5 American pilots managed to get into the air against 353 Japanese planes, the first two were George Welch and Kenneth Taylor. They shot down 6 enemies. They were DENIED the Medal of Honor because … they didn’t have permission to take off from their CO.

American Aviators Aloft at Pearl Harbor Two heroic American aviators led a spirited defense against the Japanese at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The gallant sortie of the battleship USS Nevada was only one example of the many acts of heroism that occurred at Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. A handful of …

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, only 5 American pilots managed to get into the air against 353 Japanese planes, the first two were George Welch and Kenneth Taylor. They shot down 6 enemies. They were DENIED the Medal of Honor because … they didn’t have permission to take off from their CO. Read More »

Dave Thomas (the founder of Wendy’s) was a high-school dropout. He was afraid his success would convince teens to drop out of school, so at age 60, he went back and got his GED.

Dave Thomas (businessman) This article is about the American fast food owner. For other people with a similar name, see David Thomas. Rex David Thomas (July 2, 1932 – January 8, 2002) was an American businessman, philanthropist, and fast-food tycoon. Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy’s, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing …

Dave Thomas (the founder of Wendy’s) was a high-school dropout. He was afraid his success would convince teens to drop out of school, so at age 60, he went back and got his GED. Read More »

All pandas are owned by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1 million per year each for a minimum of 10 years.

How China’s booming panda business works Pandas are a big business — both for China and the zoos lucky enough to score a visitor. They can also be extremely expensive. At last count in 2004, there were about 1,600 pandas alive in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Around 350 pandas live under …

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Tame Impala is a single person named Kevin Parker who writes, plays, and produces all the recorded music, but tours with a group of other musicians to form the full live band.

Tame Impala Tame Impala is the psychedelic music project of Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. In the recording studio, Parker writes, records, performs, and produces all of the project’s music. As a touring act, Tame Impala consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and …

Tame Impala is a single person named Kevin Parker who writes, plays, and produces all the recorded music, but tours with a group of other musicians to form the full live band. Read More »

The 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan was so powerful – measuring almost 9.0 on the Richter scale – it moved Japan 8 feet closer to North America and shifted the planet on its axis, causing the length of a day to shorten by almost 1.8 microseconds

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth’s axis (CNN) — The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis. “At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we …

The 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan was so powerful – measuring almost 9.0 on the Richter scale – it moved Japan 8 feet closer to North America and shifted the planet on its axis, causing the length of a day to shorten by almost 1.8 microseconds Read More »

In 2008, Maple Leaf foods found that their meat was contaminated by listeria bacteria, and instead of covering it up , the CEO went on TV and accepted responsibility for the disaster, apologized to the public and recalled $20 million worth of food products.

The best legal advice is often an apology In 2008, Maple Leaf Foods of Toronto had a disaster on its hands after an outbreak of the listeria bacteria in some of its packaged meat products. Lunchmeat manufactured and packaged in Toronto under the Burns and Maple Leaf brands was infected, and there were nine confirmed …

In 2008, Maple Leaf foods found that their meat was contaminated by listeria bacteria, and instead of covering it up , the CEO went on TV and accepted responsibility for the disaster, apologized to the public and recalled $20 million worth of food products. Read More »

A Japanese ice cream company created a commercial to publicly apologize about needing to raise the price of their ice cream bars for the first time in 25 years from 60 yen to 70 yen

Japanese company apologises for 9 cent price increase A Japanese frozen dessert company has apologised for increasing the price of its Garigari-kun, a popular ice cream for children. Akagi Nyuguyo increased the price of its popsicle, going up from Y60 to Y70 ($0.62), a hike of 9 cents for the first time in 25 years, …

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Mozart had a sister who was also considered a music prodigy. They toured together, and she even sometimes received top billing. Her father forced her to abandon her career once she became a ‘marriageable age’. She is believed to have written some compositions, but none have survived

Was Mozart’s sister actually the most talented musician in the family? Get ready to celebrate Nannerl, the forgotten musically gifted sibling in the Mozart household… In the 18th century, Mozart toured Europe, wowing audiences across the continent and impressing critics. But we’re not talking about Wolfgang… Wolfgang’s older sister Maria Anna Mozart (nicknamed ‘Nannerl’) went …

Mozart had a sister who was also considered a music prodigy. They toured together, and she even sometimes received top billing. Her father forced her to abandon her career once she became a ‘marriageable age’. She is believed to have written some compositions, but none have survived Read More »