In 1972 legendary English songwriter Paul McCartney wrote the song, “Give Ireland Back to the Irish.” It was promptly banned from broadcast in the United Kingdom and not played by the majority of radio stations in the United States. However, it was the number one song in Ireland.

Give Ireland Back to the Irish “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” is a song by the British–American rock band Wings that was released as their debut single in February 1972. It was written by Paul McCartney and his wife Linda in response to the events of Bloody Sunday, on 30 January that year, when …

In 1972 legendary English songwriter Paul McCartney wrote the song, “Give Ireland Back to the Irish.” It was promptly banned from broadcast in the United Kingdom and not played by the majority of radio stations in the United States. However, it was the number one song in Ireland. Read More »

The Brussel sprouts grown today taste better because they are genetically different. In the 1990’s a Dutch research identified heirloom varieties that are less bitter and bred them to be tastier and have a higher yield.

From Culinary Dud To Stud: How Dutch Plant Breeders Built Our Brussels Sprouts Boom Foods go in and out of style. Few of them, though, have gone through as dramatic a renaissance in their reputation as Brussels sprouts. For many years, they were scorned. Even Steve Bontadelli admits it, and he makes his living growing …

The Brussel sprouts grown today taste better because they are genetically different. In the 1990’s a Dutch research identified heirloom varieties that are less bitter and bred them to be tastier and have a higher yield. Read More »

Greenlands five municipalities are named ”Much Ice”, ”South”, ”Centre”, ”The one with islands”, and ”Northern”, if you directly translate it from Greenlandic to English.

Greenland This article is about the island and autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. For other uses, see Greenland (disambiguation). Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, pronounced [kalaːɬit nunaːt]; Danish: Grønland, pronounced [ˈkʁɶnˌlænˀ]) is the world’s largest island,[d] located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It is an autonomous territory …

Greenlands five municipalities are named ”Much Ice”, ”South”, ”Centre”, ”The one with islands”, and ”Northern”, if you directly translate it from Greenlandic to English. Read More »

In 1987 when an SR-71 Blackbird lost an engine while flying Mach 3 over the Baltic Sea, four Swedish jets prevented it from getting shot down by the Soviets. The mission was declassified 30 years later, and the four Swedish pilots that protected the Blackbird were awarded the US Air Medal

That Time A Crippled SR-71 Blackbird In Emergency Was Intercepted By Four Swedish Viggens After Violating Sweden’s Airspace An interesting Cold War episode worth 4 medals. During the 1980s, the U.S. flew regular SR-71 Blackbird aircraft reconnaissance missions in international waters over the Barents Sea and the Baltic Sea, the latter known as “Baltic Express” …

In 1987 when an SR-71 Blackbird lost an engine while flying Mach 3 over the Baltic Sea, four Swedish jets prevented it from getting shot down by the Soviets. The mission was declassified 30 years later, and the four Swedish pilots that protected the Blackbird were awarded the US Air Medal Read More »

There was a Chinese man who faked his way into becoming a musician for the King of Qi without knowing how to play the instrument at all. He imitated movements of other musicians and was paid a good salary in the ensemble until the King died. The new King preferred solo performances, so he fled

Chinese Idiom Story – Lan Yu Chong Shu In ancient times, there was a country called Qi. The King of Qi liked to listen to music, especially to yu [an ancient reed instrument]. At that time, he had 300 musicians who could play the yu. The king liked liveliness, and every time he listened to …

There was a Chinese man who faked his way into becoming a musician for the King of Qi without knowing how to play the instrument at all. He imitated movements of other musicians and was paid a good salary in the ensemble until the King died. The new King preferred solo performances, so he fled Read More »

After the Scarecrow gets his diploma in The Wizard of Oz, he recites the Pythagorean theorem incorrectly.

Scarecrow (Oz) Ray Bolger, as the Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz 1939. In the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow was played by Ray Bolger in what is arguably the actor’s most famous role. He was originally cast as the Tin Woodsman, but Bolger had always wanted to play the Scarecrow, he was …

After the Scarecrow gets his diploma in The Wizard of Oz, he recites the Pythagorean theorem incorrectly. Read More »

Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy. Since 2004, Italian law insists Neapolitan pizza must include wheat flour, flour yeast, mineral water, peeled tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, sea salt & olive oil to be considered pizza.

Naples Coordinates: 40°50′42″N 14°15′30″E / 40.84500°N 14.25833°E “Napoli” redirects here. For other uses, see Napoli (disambiguation) and Naples (disambiguation). Naples (/ˈneɪpəlz/; Italian: Napoli [ˈnaːpoli] (listen); Neapolitan: Napule [ˈnɑːpələ, ˈnɑːpulə]; Ancient Greek: Νεάπολις, romanized: Neápolis)[a] is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy, after Rome and Milan, with a population of 967,069 …

Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy. Since 2004, Italian law insists Neapolitan pizza must include wheat flour, flour yeast, mineral water, peeled tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, sea salt & olive oil to be considered pizza. Read More »

Little Richard, while performing in Australia in 1957, saw a fireball flying across the sky and took it to be a sign from God to repent from secular music and his wild lifestyle at the time; he wouldn’t return to secular music until 1962. The fireball that he saw was the launch of Sputnik 1.

Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, dies aged 87 Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87. Little Richard – a life in pictures View gallery Richard, whose real name was Richard Penniman, was born in Macon, Georgia in December 1932. He had been in poor health for …

Little Richard, while performing in Australia in 1957, saw a fireball flying across the sky and took it to be a sign from God to repent from secular music and his wild lifestyle at the time; he wouldn’t return to secular music until 1962. The fireball that he saw was the launch of Sputnik 1. Read More »

The British actually sent a spy named James Bond to Warsaw, Poland in 1964, where he worked at the Embassy. He was notable for his charisma and fondness of women.

007’s file found in the IPN’s Archive James Albert Bond from Devon came to Warsaw in February 1964 with his wife and six-year-old son, to take the position of a secretary-cum-archivist to the military attaché at the British Embassy. During his time here he made a few trips to northeast Poland, accompanying senior staff of …

The British actually sent a spy named James Bond to Warsaw, Poland in 1964, where he worked at the Embassy. He was notable for his charisma and fondness of women. Read More »

Suzanne Somers was fired from ‘Three’s Company’ for asking for equal pay with her male co-star, John Ritter, who was earning five times her salary.

Suzanne Somers Was Fired From ‘Three’s Company’ for Asking for Equal Pay Every episode of Three’s Company centered around a misunderstanding, but Suzanne Somers’ sudden departure from the show was a real discrepancy that network executives were unwilling to fix. When the sitcom debuted on March 15, 1977, it was a mid-season show with only …

Suzanne Somers was fired from ‘Three’s Company’ for asking for equal pay with her male co-star, John Ritter, who was earning five times her salary. Read More »