United States of America

Bootlegger Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton killed himself rather than report to federal prison after being convicted of moonshining offences. He prepared his grave footstone years in advance and had it by his front porch and kept his casket in his living room. The epitaph read, “Popcorn Said Fuck You.”

Popcorn Sutton Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton (October 5, 1946 – March 16, 2009) was an American Appalachian moonshiner and bootlegger. Born in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, he grew up, lived, and died in the rural areas around Maggie Valley and nearby Cocke County, Tennessee. He wrote a self-published autobiographical guide to moonshining production, self-produced a home …

Bootlegger Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton killed himself rather than report to federal prison after being convicted of moonshining offences. He prepared his grave footstone years in advance and had it by his front porch and kept his casket in his living room. The epitaph read, “Popcorn Said Fuck You.” Read More »

In 2009 John Kane found a vulnerability in video poker machines that would allow him to cash out winning hands at a much higher bet amount than he actually wagered. Since it was determined that he was simply pressing buttons that he was allowed to press, he was able to keep the money.

United States v. Kane United States v. Kane, No 11-mj-00001 (D. Nev. filed Jan. 19, 2011), is a court case where a software bug in a video poker machine was exploited to win several hundred thousand dollars. Central to the case was whether a video poker machine constituted a protected computer and whether the exploitation …

In 2009 John Kane found a vulnerability in video poker machines that would allow him to cash out winning hands at a much higher bet amount than he actually wagered. Since it was determined that he was simply pressing buttons that he was allowed to press, he was able to keep the money. Read More »

Howard Stern mocked Selena’s murder and burial, poked fun at her mourners, criticized her music and said that Spanish people had the worse taste in music. Stern then played Selena’s songs with gunshots in the background on his show.

Selena This article is about the Tejano singer. For other uses, see Selena (disambiguation). Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (Spanish: [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes]; April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer. Referred to as the “Queen of Tejano music”, her contributions to music and fashion made her one …

Howard Stern mocked Selena’s murder and burial, poked fun at her mourners, criticized her music and said that Spanish people had the worse taste in music. Stern then played Selena’s songs with gunshots in the background on his show. 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 »

The music genre “shoegaze” got its name from British critics mocking the musicians always looking down at their shoes while playing instead of the audience. In reality, the musicians had to focus on the numerous music effect pedals in their playlist.

Shoegazing Shoegazing (or shoegaze, sometimes called “dream pop”) is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It is characterized by its ethereal-sounding mixture of obscured vocals, guitar distortion and effects, feedback, and overwhelming volume. The term shoegazing was coined by the British music press to …

The music genre “shoegaze” got its name from British critics mocking the musicians always looking down at their shoes while playing instead of the audience. In reality, the musicians had to focus on the numerous music effect pedals in their playlist. Read More »

People who drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles are called Hotdoggers and only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible to be Hotdoggers.

Wienermobile There are six Wienermobiles operating throughout the United States. The driver of a Weinermobile is called The Hotdogger. The Hotdogger job is to “meat” and greet people around the country. The Hotdogger’s duties include “sharing photos and videos on social media, answering questions about the brand and the vehicle (the most frequently asked question …

People who drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles are called Hotdoggers and only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible to be Hotdoggers. Read More »

Due to a strong dislike towards mixing of science and politics, Einstein said were he a young man again, he’d choose to be a plumber or a peddler, to which many plumbing companies responded by making him the honorary plumber. Also, there are many Einstein Plumbing companies in the US now.

Albert Einstein said if he could do it all again, he would be a plumber. In November 1954, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to a magazine in which he declared that, were he a young man again, he would not try to become a scientist: “I would rather choose to be a plumber or a …

Due to a strong dislike towards mixing of science and politics, Einstein said were he a young man again, he’d choose to be a plumber or a peddler, to which many plumbing companies responded by making him the honorary plumber. Also, there are many Einstein Plumbing companies in the US now. Read More »

Horses originated in North America, migrated to Asia and were domesticated, went extinct in North America, and were brought back over again by the Spanish thousands of years later.

Horses in the United States Horses running at a ranch in Texas Horses were a crucial component of American life and culture since the founding of the nation. In 2008, there were about 9.2 million horses in the US, with 4.6 million citizens are involved in the horse business. Notably, there are about 82,000 feral …

Horses originated in North America, migrated to Asia and were domesticated, went extinct in North America, and were brought back over again by the Spanish thousands of years later. Read More »

The German candy “Werther’s Original”, was purposefully marketed in the 1990s as being a candy that grandparents would give to their grandchildren.

Werther’s Original Werther’s Original (from the original German: Werthers Echte) is a brand of caramel candy owned by the German company August Storck KG, based in Berlin, Germany. The candy is popular in Europe and North America. History The sweet brand is named after the town of Werther in Westphalia, where the company was founded …

The German candy “Werther’s Original”, was purposefully marketed in the 1990s as being a candy that grandparents would give to their grandchildren. Read More »

When Sweden won the ice hockey world championships in 1957 in Moscow, the Soviets didn’t have the national anthem ready. The Swedish team decided to sing it over the stadium’s PA system, but didn’t know the words to the anthem, so instead they sang the Swedish drinking song, “Helan går!”.

1957 Ice Hockey World Championships The 1957 Ice Hockey World Championships were held between 24 February and 5 March 1957 at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, USSR. Trophy awarded for the 1957 World Championships This was the last World Championships played on natural ice; and were the first World …

When Sweden won the ice hockey world championships in 1957 in Moscow, the Soviets didn’t have the national anthem ready. The Swedish team decided to sing it over the stadium’s PA system, but didn’t know the words to the anthem, so instead they sang the Swedish drinking song, “Helan går!”. Read More »