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Why We “Drop” the Ball on New Year’s Eve

Why We “Drop” the Ball on New Year’s Eve

Matt Blitz December 12, 2013 7

Jeremy asks: Why do we drop the ball on New Year’s eve in Times Square? When Adolph Ochs purchased the floundering New York Times in 1896, he made it his mission to make the

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Rare Mythical Monsters from Around the World

Rare Mythical Monsters from Around the World

Daven Hiskey October 31, 2013 0

If you liked this infographic, you might also enjoy: The Origin of the Loch Ness Monster The Origin of the Bigfoot Legend A Real Life White Whale that Destroyed Over 20 Whaling Ships and

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The Origins of Halloween and Trick or Treating [Video]

The Origins of Halloween and Trick or Treating [Video]

Daven Hiskey October 25, 2013 1

If you liked this video, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel here. Thanks! If you liked this video, you might also enjoy: The Origins and Meanings of 9 Pirate Words and Expressions [Video] Why

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Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned Or Put Razor Blades or Needles in Halloween Candy?

Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned Or Put Razor Blades or Needles in Halloween Candy?

Staci Lehman October 24, 2013 9

Lee asks: How many children have died from people poisoning Halloween candy? Remember your mom sorting through your Halloween candy as a kid, looking for signs of ‘tainted’ candy laced with poison, needles or

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The Origin of Saint Patrick’s Day

The Origin of Saint Patrick’s Day

Daven Hiskey March 7, 2013 3

Today I Found Out has teamed up with Jeremiah Warren to show his awesome “trivia” related videos here. You can subscribe to Warren’s YouTube Channel here. If you liked this video and the Bonus

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10 Strange and Wonderful Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around The World

10 Strange and Wonderful Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around The World

Noreen February 11, 2013 25

Embed This Infographic Source: Today I Found Out [Some images used in the infographic via Shutterstock] For another intesting Valentine’s Day Infographic see: History of Valentine’s Day & Other Interesting Facts Text Version: 1.

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The Origin of Valentine’s Day

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Daven Hiskey February 10, 2013 0

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Merry Christmas! We Got You Some Knowledge to Share

Merry Christmas! We Got You Some Knowledge to Share

Daven Hiskey December 25, 2012 0

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Today I Found Out!  While you’re sipping eggnog and trying your best to continue smiling and nodding while your cousin and cousin-in-law once again tell you how their

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December 24, 1914: The Christmas Truce

December 24, 1914: The Christmas Truce

Daven Hiskey December 24, 2012 2

On the whole, people don’t generally like to kill one another.  Most wars throughout history are often more about the agendas of the state’s leaders than the soldiers on the field actually inherently feeling

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December 23rd: The Poem “The Night Before Christmas” was Published Anonymously

December 23rd: The Poem “The Night Before Christmas” was Published Anonymously

Daven Hiskey December 23, 2012 1

this day in history: December 23, 1823 On this day in history, 1823, the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, better known today as The Night Before Christmas or ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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10 Interesting Christmas Facts (Part-2)

10 Interesting Christmas Facts (Part-2)

Noreen December 21, 2012 2

Embed This Infographic [Source: Today I Found Out] For Part 1 of this series go here: 10 Interesting Christmas Facts You might also like: 12 Fascinating Christmas Traditions from Around the World

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The Song “Silver Bells” was Originally Called “Tinkle Bell”

The Song “Silver Bells” was Originally Called “Tinkle Bell”

Daven Hiskey December 13, 2012 4

Today I Found Out the Christmas song Silver Bells was originally called Tinkle Bells. To make matters slightly more humorous, Silver Bells originally appeared in the The Lemon Drop Kid, a 1951 film starring

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What is Eggnog Made Of?

What is Eggnog Made Of?

Daven Hiskey December 11, 2012 20

Rob asks: What is eggnog actually made of? Does it really have raw eggs in it? Traditionally, yes, eggnog included raw eggs.  However, some countries today, such as the United States, severely restrict the

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The Origin of the Candy Cane

The Origin of the Candy Cane

Daven Hiskey December 10, 2012 9

Milly asks: Where did candy canes originally come from and how did they get associated with Christmas? First, let’s start by dispelling a somewhat popular myth that more or less goes like this: The

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Brenda Lee was Just 13 Years Old When She Recorded the Christmas Staple “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Brenda Lee was Just 13 Years Old When She Recorded the Christmas Staple “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Daven Hiskey December 5, 2012 4

Brenda Mae Tarpley (a.k.a. Brenda Lee and “Little Miss Dynamite”) was born to an extremely poor family in December of 1944.  Things took a turn for the worse when her father, a onetime semi-pro

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5 Bizarre Christmas Traditions

5 Bizarre Christmas Traditions

Guest December 4, 2012 8

Guest post by Jennie Reedy: holiday decorating consultant, author, and blogger. She recommends Charlotte Holiday Lighting Installation for residents of Charlotte, NC looking for professional holiday lighting installation. Christmas around the globe is celebrated

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How the Tradition of Trick or Treating Got Started

How the Tradition of Trick or Treating Got Started

Daven Hiskey October 17, 2012 6

Amit Bhatnagar asks: Where did the American tradition of trick or treating come from? The vast majority of the traditions commonly associated with Halloween today are borrowed or adapted from four different festivals, namely:

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How Candy Pumpkins and Halloween Helped Change Daylight Saving Time

How Candy Pumpkins and Halloween Helped Change Daylight Saving Time

Dan Lewis October 13, 2012 3

This is a guest post by Dan Lewis. Dan runs the wildly popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Today

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