Author Archives: Dusti

The Remarkable BassReeves, The Surprisingly Interesting Story Behind the Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, The Truth About the Origin of the Name of the Baby Ruth Candy Bar and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the interesting stories of Bass Reeves, the Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, the invention of different types of silverware and much more, including the time we reached 100,000 subscribers. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this. The Remarkable Bass Reeves The Surprisingly Interesting Story Behind […]

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Weekly Wrap 141

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why Engines are Often Measured in Horsepower We owe this unit of engine power measurement to Scottish engineer James Watt. In the early 1780s, after making a vastly superior steam engine to the then classic Newcomen steam engine, Watt was looking […]

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Why Does Hair Only Grow to a Certain Length, The Origin of the Male and Female Symbols, How January 1st Became the New Year in Many Parts of the World and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the way hair grows, the origin of the Male and Female symbols, plus, why January 1st is the New Year in many parts of the world, whether NASA really spent millions developing a pen and much more. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 140

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Polish Schindlers You’ve probably heard of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Here’s a story you probably haven’t heard—about two men who pulled off a similar miracle in Poland.  Dr. Eugene […]

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Why Does Your Stomach Growl When You Are Hungry, Why Geckos Feet Can Stick to Almost Anything and Much More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we answer a variety of questions including why does your stomach growl when you are hungry, why a drawn heart doesn’t look like a real one, why lead was added to gasoline and much more. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this. Why Does Your […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 138

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Origin of Valentines Day While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine’s Day traditions, the beginnings of celebrating love (of a sort) in February date back to the Romans. The feast of Lupercalia was a pagan fertility and […]

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Do Athletes Really go to Disneyland After a Big Win, Who was Miranda of the Miranda Warning, Whatever Happened to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, Do athletes really go to Disneyland after saying they will when winning a big sporting event? Why is the Miranda warning called that? Why we sometimes refer to the toilet as a crapper and much more. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this. Do Athletes […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 137

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Origin of Gatorade and How the Tradition of the “Gatorade Shower” Got Started During a typical sticky, unbearable August weekend in 1965 in Gainesville- the home of the University of Florida Gators- football practices were well underway in anticipation for […]

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Couch Potatoes, Why Red Meat Turns Brown When Cooking, Where Lincoln’s Bodyguard was During the Assassination and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at why lazy people are sometimes called couch potatoes, why red meat turns brown when cooked, why you can’t tickle yourself, the fascinating story of the King of the Dudes, and why we drive on parkways and park on driveways. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many […]

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From a Hot Dog Stand to Taco Bell, Why Coupons Sometimes Say They Are Worth a Fraction of a Penny, Ahoy hoy, and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at how a business that sold hot dogs grew into Taco Bell, how the gun on the original Duck Hunt worked, when we used to say “Ahoy hoy” when answering a phone, what started the cops eating doughnuts stereotype, and how the crop circles phenomenon got started. Click here to […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 135

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Curious Case of the Pillownauts Today we take it for granted that astronauts can function in the weightlessness of spaceflight, but at the dawn of the space age in the early 1960s, scientists weren’t sure that was possible. Some experts […]

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Buttockmail and the Origin of the Word Blackmail, Why James Bond Likes his Martinis Shaken, Not Stirred, That Time Coca-Cola Spent $100 Million on Fart Water and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at why James Bond likes his martinis shaken, not stirred, that time Coca-Cola spent $100 million filling coke cans with fart water, the origin of the word blackmail and the lesser known buttockmail, whether the recipe for coke is really only known by two people, why your nose runs when […]

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Weekly Wrap 134

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The U.S. Navy and Their Hilariously Inept Search for Dorothy and Her Friends While the Ancient Greeks had their celebrated Sacred Band of Thebes, a legendarily successful fighting force made up of all male lovers, in more modern times the various […]

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Women Jumping Out of Cakes, Inventing Monopoly, the Boy Who was Executed Twice and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at how the practice of women jumping out of cakes began, who invented Monopoly, the surprisingly fascinating story of the founding of KFC, the interesting origins of the Troll doll and SpongeBob Squarepants, the boy who was executed twice, and the infamous Fcuk Fashion campaign. Click here to subscribe to […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 133

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. That Time Mozart Pirated a Forbidden Piece of Music from the Catholic Church from Memory Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is known for many things, few of which we care to cover on this site because you probably already know all about them. […]

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Why Fluorescent Lights Buzz, Why Cats Like Catnip, Can You Change Your Legal Name to Just a First or Last Name and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we cover the truly fascinating reason why fluorescent lights buzz, why cats like catnip and why stepping on legos is unbelievably painful. We also collaborate with List 25 to share some amazing facts, as well as look at why orange juice tastes so awful after brushing your teeth, why a dollar is […]

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