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The Packaging Color for Air-Dropped Humanitarian Rations was Changed from Yellow to Salmon Since Yellow was the Same Color as Air-Dropped Cluster Bombs.

Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDRs) are food rations produced in the United States intended to be distributed to civilians and non-military personnel during humanitarian crises. Each is intended to provide a single person’s daily food supply and contains slightly more than 2,200 calories or 9,200 kJ. They have a three-year shelf life and are intended to …

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Mr. Bean

Rowan Atkinson First Tested His Mr. Bean Character in Front of a French-Speaking Audience at the Canadian “Just for Laughs” Festival in 1987.

Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis created Mr. Bean. The show was produced by Tiger Aspect and starred Atkinson himself as the title character. The sitcom comprises 15 episodes co-written by Atkinson, Curtis, and Robin Driscoll, with Ben Elton co-writing the pilot. But did you know how Rowan Atkinson tested his Mr. Bean character?  Rowan Atkinson …

Rowan Atkinson First Tested His Mr. Bean Character in Front of a French-Speaking Audience at the Canadian “Just for Laughs” Festival in 1987. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth

Fewer than 100,000 British People were Older than the Late Queen Elizabeth. She is the Only Monarch 85% of Her Subject Have Ever Known.

Another claim to fame has been made for The Queen as she approaches a milestone in her already historic reign. Research has determined how many of her subjects have lived longer than she has. Do you know how many British people were actually older than the late Queen Elizabeth? Only about 100,000 British citizens are …

Fewer than 100,000 British People were Older than the Late Queen Elizabeth. She is the Only Monarch 85% of Her Subject Have Ever Known. Read More »

Rubber Duckie

The Sesame Street Song “Rubber Duckie” Peaked at Number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and Reached Number 10 in Australia.

The Rubber Duckie song is performed on Sesame Street by the Muppet character Ernie who Jim Henson himself voices. Ernie’s toy, a rubber duck, affectionately known as Rubber Duckie, inspired the song. But did you know the song was so popular that it made it to the Billboard Hot 100 Chart? On September 26th, 1970, …

The Sesame Street Song “Rubber Duckie” Peaked at Number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and Reached Number 10 in Australia. Read More »

The Learning Channel

TLC, or The Learning Channel, was Originally Founded by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and NASA to Transmit Educational Lessons to Children.

TLC, previously known as The Learning Channel, is an American cable television channel owned by Warner Brothers. It was first established in 1980 and initially focused on education and instructional programming. But did you know different branches of government collaborated for this channel? TLC was founded by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and …

TLC, or The Learning Channel, was Originally Founded by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and NASA to Transmit Educational Lessons to Children. Read More »

Grass Lawn

Traditional Grass Lawns Originated as a Status Symbol. Neatly Cut Grass Used Soley for Aesthetics was Something Only the Wealthy Could Maintain Back in the Day.

A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses and other durable plants such as clover and kept at a short height with a lawnmower or occasionally grazing animals for aesthetic and recreational purposes. But did you know only the rich could afford to maintain a well-manicured lawn back in the day? Traditional …

Traditional Grass Lawns Originated as a Status Symbol. Neatly Cut Grass Used Soley for Aesthetics was Something Only the Wealthy Could Maintain Back in the Day. Read More »

Muscular Christianity

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was Founded Under the Principles of Muscular Christianity. It is a Philosophy That Ties Physical Strength and Development with Christian Spiritual Growth. The Same Philosophy Influenced the Creation of the Modern Olympic Games.

YMCA is a global youth organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 60 million beneficiaries in 120 countries. It was founded on June 6, 1844, by George William. The ultimate goal was to put Christian values into practice by developing a healthy body, mind, and spirit. But do you know that the organization was founded …

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was Founded Under the Principles of Muscular Christianity. It is a Philosophy That Ties Physical Strength and Development with Christian Spiritual Growth. The Same Philosophy Influenced the Creation of the Modern Olympic Games. Read More »

Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head.

When Ethel Rosenberg was executed in New York in 1953, she was 37 years old and the mother of two young sons. Julius, her husband, had been executed not long before her. They were both found guilty of espionage crimes on behalf of the Soviet Union. But did you know what happened during her execution?  …

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head. Read More »

Fundamentalism

The Term “Fundamentalism” was First Used in 1920 and was Named After a Series of 12 Evangelical Protestant Pamphlets Called “The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth.

Fundamentalism is a religious reaction to modernity in some ways. Fundamentalism first emerged in American Christianity in the early twentieth century, but it later came to refer to movements in other cultures as well. But did you know when and why the term was first used? The term “fundamentalism” was coined in 1920 after 12 …

The Term “Fundamentalism” was First Used in 1920 and was Named After a Series of 12 Evangelical Protestant Pamphlets Called “The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth. Read More »

Murray Pringle

Who is the True Heir to the Scottish Baronetcy?

A baronet holds a baronetcy, a hereditary title bestowed by the British Crown. The title of a baronet is mentioned as early as the 14th century, but it was created in its current form by James I of England in 1611 to raise funds for the crown. But who was the legitimate heir to the …

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