Why is Boston called Beantown?

Why is Boston called Beantown?

Boston goes by a lot of nicknames, but there’s one that just seems to stick a little better than all the others. We’re talking, of course, about “Beantown”. Boston is the largest city in New England, and one has to wonder if Bostonians don’t somewhat resent their silly-sounding nickname. Where does the name come from,…

Who Are The Tony Awards Named After?

Who Are The Tony Awards Named After?

Every year, Broadway’s brightest stars come together to celebrate the year’s best productions and the people responsible for making them happen. The annual Tony Awards is the event for Broadway bigwigs and die-hard fans. But who is Tony, anyway? Where do the famous awards get their name? Who are The Tony Awards named after? Tony…

Can I Make A Citizen’s Arrest?

Can I Make A Citizen’s Arrest?

  A citizen’s arrest according to Tampa expungements  is the ability of a non-uniformed, un-trained member of the general populace to bring a criminal to justice; it’s almost like a form of vigilante justice, except that it’s ostensibly legal and encouraged as long as the bad guy really is a bad guy. But who can…

Which Seas Constitute the “Seven Seas”?

Which Seas Constitute the “Seven Seas”?

  If you try to think of what the seven seas are, you’re sure to start counting eight, nine, ten, and even more bodies of water that count as a “sea”. Once you get over the anger of having lived a lie for much of your life, you might wonder why we talk about the…

What’s The Oldest Magic Trick?

What’s The Oldest Magic Trick?

  People have always loved being dazzled by sleight of hand, and magicians have always been around to satisfy the masses who need entertaining. But exactly how far back has magic been around, and what’s the oldest magic trick of them all? What’s The Oldest Magic Trick? Theories vary, but many historians believe that hieroglyphic…

Who invented the Chicken Nugget?

Who invented the Chicken Nugget?

The story of the chicken nugget begins shortly after World War 2 when the world of poultry was buzzing with new concepts and ideas. There were new ways to raise chickens and new chicken species hybrids that allowed farmers to raise juicier, tastier, bulkier chickens for less money, and in less time. When it came…

What’s The Story Behind the Fighting Blue Hens?

What’s The Story Behind the Fighting Blue Hens?

  Diminutive though it may seem, a pissed off chicken is nothing to scuffle with. If you’ve ever experienced the wrath of an angry hen firsthand, you know how aggressive the little ladies can be. Still, is a hen really the mascot you want for your sports teams to demonstrate their determination, strength, and power? Other…

Are Furbys Really A Threat To National Security?

Are Furbys Really A Threat To National Security?

  If you were a kid, or a parent, in the late nineties, you know how popular Furbys were. The little animatronic creatures sold off the shelves faster than stores could stock them, and they topped Christmas wish lists for years. In 1998, 27 million of the little guys were sold in the US. And…

What’s The History Behind Military Bugle Calls?

What’s The History Behind Military Bugle Calls?

  The idea of a battle song – a marching tune, set to inspire fear in the enemy while inspiring the troops – has been around since bible times, when Joshua felled the walls of Jericho. But did you know that musical instruments like guitar were used even by the American military to communicate before…

What Is A Chinese Fire Drill?

What Is A Chinese Fire Drill?

  Have you ever heard of a Chinese fire drill? If not, maybe you’ve seen one take place and not even known it. A Chinese fire drill is when a car stops (like at a red light or stop sign) and everyone in the car gets out, runs around the car, gets back in, and…

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