When Did We Celebrate the First Thanksgiving?

November 28, 2013 in Trivia

Our national Thanksgiving Day holiday dates officially from 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday in November that year to be celebrated. It has become both a federal […]

How Many Nazis Are Still at Large?

October 21, 2013 in Trivia

In the United States, there are approximately 300 Nazis never brought to justice for war crimes in Germany according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel. Estimated numbers of Nazis […]

The Address of Evil

October 9, 2013 in Trivia

Did you ever go to a place that just scared the daylights out of you? Indeed do places exist that are just sinister? Are there places where tormented souls seem […]

Who Spent the Longest Time on the FBI’s Most Wanted List?

September 15, 2013 in Trivia

Victor Manuel Gerena sets the record to date for the longest time on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives”. Gerena went on the list on May 14, 1984 and remains […]

Who was the first national spelling bee winner?

August 18, 2013 in Trivia

In 1925 Louisville, Ky. native Frank Neuhauser won the first national spelling bee with the correct spelling of “gladiolus” — a widely cultivated plant of the iris family. Nine newspapers […]

When Did the United States First Establish Higher Education?

August 14, 2013 in Trivia

America’s first college was Harvard, established in 1636 and following the general model of Oxford and Cambridge. William and Mary followed in 1693. Pennsylvania holds the distinction of establishing the […]

The Most Dangerous Snakes in the U.S.

July 22, 2013 in Trivia

In the United States, the most common snakes to watch out for are rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths (also called water moccasins), and coral snakes. Risk of encountering these several types of […]

How Big Do Mosquitoes Get?

July 16, 2013 in Trivia

Summertime sometimes doesn’t mean the living gets easy, especially if you live around mosquitoes. As if dealing with mosquitoes is not unpleasant enough, mosquitoes are getting bigger according to scientists […]

The First American Fireworks

July 7, 2013 in Trivia

Fireworks first came into use during the Han dynasty in China about 200 B.C. according to fireworks company Pyro Universe. Historians speculate the first “firecrackers” were chunks of green bamboo […]

The First Independence Day

July 1, 2013 in Trivia

Early in American history, July 2, 1776 was the day associated with America’s break away from kings and taxation without representation, not July 4. July 2 was the date the […]

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