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What is the Story About Christopher Knight?

When a person decides to go off the grid and live in isolation for an extended amount of time, there might be some underlying mental health concern that needs to be addressed. This kind of reclusive behavior was evident in serial killers like Robert Christian Hansen. But have you heard of Christopher Knight and how …

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Who Invented the Earmuff?

Our ears are primarily made out of cartilage due to the lack of fat and muscle; they are more sensitive to the cold and are often the first body part to respond to frigid temperatures. Because of this sensitivity, it is encouraged to use winter caps or earmuffs for protection. But did you ever wonder …

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What Caused the Great Clam Chowder War of 1939?

It is believed that the clam chowder we are all familiar with today was introduced by the French, Nova Scotian, and British Settlers. This eventually became a staple dish by the 1700s. While there are different variations of the dish, did you know that it was illegal to use tomatoes in the soup? Cleveland Sleeper, …

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The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime.

Maine Dairy Drivers Settle Overtime Case That Hinged On An Absent Comma Here’s a story that might convince you that paying attention to your grammar lessons might one day put money in your pocket. Thanks to the absence of the comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker …

The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime. Read More »

After Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, graduated high school he worked as a fry cook during summers at a restaurant in Islesford, Maine known as Islesford Dock Restaurant. The restaurant would later be the inspiration for the Krusty Krab in the show.

Cartoonist whose summers in Maine inspired ‘SpongeBob’ dies at 57 Stephen Hillenburg, the animator whose childhood summers on a Maine island later inspired him to create “SpongeBob Squarepants,” died Monday in California at the age of 57, according to Nickelodeon, the network that runs the show. The cause of death was ALS, also known as …

After Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, graduated high school he worked as a fry cook during summers at a restaurant in Islesford, Maine known as Islesford Dock Restaurant. The restaurant would later be the inspiration for the Krusty Krab in the show. Read More »

The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English. Which he had begun to learn from fishermen frequenting the waters of Maine. Supposedly, he greeted them then asked if they had beer.

Samoset For the community in the United States, see Samoset, Florida. “Interview of Samoset with the Pilgrims”, book engraving, 1853 Samoset (also Somerset, c. 1590–1653) was an Abenaki sagamore and the first American Indian to make contact with the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony. He startled the colonists on March 16, 1621 by walking into Plymouth …

The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English. Which he had begun to learn from fishermen frequenting the waters of Maine. Supposedly, he greeted them then asked if they had beer. Read More »

Cards Against Humanity joked about how they could have bought a small private island with the money they donated to charity. So in 2014 they did, renaming it “Hawaii 2”

Cards Against Humanity Buys 6-Acre Maine Island AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is doling out 1-square-foot parcels to participants in its holiday fundraising campaign. The Chicago-based game-maker bought Birch Island in St. George Lake for about $200,000 in October and renamed it Hawaii 2, …

Cards Against Humanity joked about how they could have bought a small private island with the money they donated to charity. So in 2014 they did, renaming it “Hawaii 2” Read More »