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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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Letters to Santa

What Happens to All The Letters Sent to Santa Claus?

The tradition of writing letters to Santa Claus started when Charlie Green had kids in town drop letters in a box in his shop. His wife, Verna Green started answering them and she had kept doing so for up to 30 years. But do you know what happens to the letters kids send to Santa …

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How Many People Benefitted From Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen?

Alphonse Gabriel Capone is an American gangster and businessman who rose to prominence during the Prohibition Era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. He was sometimes referred to as Scarface. His seven-year reign as a crime lord came to an end when he was caught and sent to prison at the age …

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Does McDonald’s Collect Pop Tabs?

The Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection Program serves aids the families in need that are temporarily residing in the Ronald McDonald Houses by providing extra revenue for families who are unable to pay for their stay and by paying for operating costs.  The Pop Tab Collection Program of the Ronald McDonald Houses teaches children …

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In 1998, Alex Trebek donated of 74 acres of open land (worth $2m at the time) in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for the purpose of conservation and as a wildlife corridor

Alex Trebek Trebek at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, in 2007 Trebek was a longtime philanthropist and activist. He was active with multiple charities, including World Vision Canada and United Service Organizations. For World Vision, Trebek travelled to many developing countries with World Vision projects, taping reports on the group’s efforts on behalf of children …

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