Mexican-American War

Nearly 90% of US Army deaths during the Mexican-American War were Due to Infectious Diseases. This was the Highest of Any US Conflict.

The Mexican-American War between the United States and the Intervención estadounidense en México in Mexico was an armed war between the United States and Mexico that lasted from 1846 to 1848. It followed the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845, which Mexico deemed Mexican territory. But did you know what caused 90% …

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Wolverine

Wolverine was Created because Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, Roy Thomas, Wanted a Canadian Hero to Boost Sales North of the Border.

Wolverine is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, especially in association with the X-Men. He is a mutant with animal-like senses, heightened physical powers, a tremendous regenerative ability known as a healing factor, and three retractable claws in each hand. Wolverine has been portrayed as a member of …

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Project 100,000

Project 100,000 is a Vietnam-Era Program to Recruit 100,000 Men a Year to Fight America’s War in Southeast Asia. Most of the Recruits were Illiterate, had IQs of Less Than 70, or Suffered from Other Mental or Physical Impairments.

The United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War began shortly after the Second World War ended. Their participation was limited at first and escalated over 20 years. By April 1969, there were 543,000 American troops stationed in Vietnam. But did you know that the US had to ramp up its numbers, but did you know …

Project 100,000 is a Vietnam-Era Program to Recruit 100,000 Men a Year to Fight America’s War in Southeast Asia. Most of the Recruits were Illiterate, had IQs of Less Than 70, or Suffered from Other Mental or Physical Impairments. Read More »

Blueberries

Blueberries Were Commercially Cultivated in the 1910s After a Long History as a Regional Wild Food.

Blueberries are a large group of perennial flowering plants that produce blue or purple berries. They are classed as Cyanococcus within the Vaccinium genus. Cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries, and Madeira blueberries are also members of the Vaccinium genus. Blueberries, both wild and cultivated, are native to North America. But did you know when they were first …

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Civil Rights Act of 1875

The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was Overturned by the Supreme Court in 1883.

The Civil Rights Act ensures equal social opportunities and legal protection regardless of ethnicity, religion, or other personal traits. But did you know that the Supreme Court overturned the Civil Rights Act of 1875 in 1883? The Civil Rights Act was the second in the United States after the Supreme Court invalidated the first in …

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Name of the Year

The Popularity of Doer Names for Boys Like Racer, Trooper, Charger, Wrangler, and More Rose in Popularity Between 1980 and 2000. There are Around 50,000 Doer Named Boys in a Year.

A name is a term used to identify an object to an outside observer. They can uniquely or contextually identify a class or group of items or a particular thing. The entity recognized by a name is referred to as the referent. A personal name identifies, albeit not always uniquely, a specific person. But when …

The Popularity of Doer Names for Boys Like Racer, Trooper, Charger, Wrangler, and More Rose in Popularity Between 1980 and 2000. There are Around 50,000 Doer Named Boys in a Year. Read More »

Cheese Morphine

Cheese Has a Morphine-Like Compound Named Casomorphin. It is an Opioid Peptide Derived from the Digestion of the Milk Protein Casein.

According to a 2015 study published in the US and the National Library of Medicine, certain food have addictive properties. It also revealed that these foods might have characteristics similar to illicit drugs. But did you know that cheese has a morphine-like compound? Casomorphin, a morphine-like compound found in cheese, makes them highly addictive. This …

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Matthew McConaughey

In the First Season of True Detective Matthew McConaughey was Assigned to Play Marty Hart. He Asked to Switch to Rust Cohle Due to the Character’s Obsessive Tendencies.

Matthew McConaughey appeared on The Rich Eisen Show to discuss his role as Detective Rustin Rust Cohle on HBO’s crime anthology series True Detective, which is currently on hiatus. When asked if he would return to the series, McConaughey said he wouldn’t hesitate for a second if the opportunity arose. But did you know that …

In the First Season of True Detective Matthew McConaughey was Assigned to Play Marty Hart. He Asked to Switch to Rust Cohle Due to the Character’s Obsessive Tendencies. Read More »

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks Existed Even Before the Snooze Function. Innovators Had to Work with the Standard Gear That Getting the Teeth to Line Up to at Ten Minutes Was Impossible. They Chose to Set it at 9 Minutes and a Few Seconds.

Alarm clocks are designed to alert you at a specific time. The primary function of these clocks is to awaken people from their sleep or naps. They are also sometimes used for reminders. While alarm clocks have been around for quite some time. Snooze buttons are a much newer innovation. But did you ever wonder …

Alarm Clocks Existed Even Before the Snooze Function. Innovators Had to Work with the Standard Gear That Getting the Teeth to Line Up to at Ten Minutes Was Impossible. They Chose to Set it at 9 Minutes and a Few Seconds. Read More »

Tiger Woods

In 1999, Tiger Woods Hit a Tee Shot That Landed Behind a Boulder. The Boulder was Ruled as a Loose Impediment Which Meant It Could Be Moved. After the Obstruction was Removed, Woods Shot a Birdie.

Tiger Woods is a professional golfer who launched an incredible career in 1997 when he became the youngest man and the first African-American to win the US Open Masters. But did you know how Woods landed a birdie after hitting a tee shot behind a boulder? Tiger Woods hit a tee shot that landed behind …

In 1999, Tiger Woods Hit a Tee Shot That Landed Behind a Boulder. The Boulder was Ruled as a Loose Impediment Which Meant It Could Be Moved. After the Obstruction was Removed, Woods Shot a Birdie. Read More »