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What Was Wrong With Tiny Tim?

What Was Wrong With Tiny Tim?

Melissa September 23, 2014 0

Masen G. asks: Given the symptoms in the story, what was Tiny Tim sick with that a little money for 19th century medical care was able to fix? In Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A

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December 24, 1914: The Christmas Truce

December 24, 1914: The Christmas Truce

Daven Hiskey December 24, 2012 3

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 10

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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It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

Daven Hiskey December 23, 2011 2

Today I found out It’s a Wonderful Life was based on a “Christmas Card” short story by Philip Van Doren Stern, which was originally sent out to around 200 of Stern’s friends and family

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The “X” in “Xmas” Doesn’t Take the “Christ” Out of “Christmas”

The “X” in “Xmas” Doesn’t Take the “Christ” Out of “Christmas”

Daven Hiskey December 21, 2011 21

Myth: “Xmas” is a non-religious name / spelling for “Christmas”. It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for

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The Real Life “George Bailey” Who Founded Bank of Italy which Became Bank of America

The Real Life “George Bailey” Who Founded Bank of Italy which Became Bank of America

Daven Hiskey June 24, 2011 7

Today I found out about the real life “George Bailey” (It’s a Wonderful Life), who founded the Bank of Italy which became Bank of America. The man was A.P. Giannini who was said to

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10 Interesting Christmas Facts

10 Interesting Christmas Facts

Noreen December 23, 2010 10

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Eating Kentucky Fried Chicken is a Christmas Tradition for Many Japanese

Eating Kentucky Fried Chicken is a Christmas Tradition for Many Japanese

Noreen December 20, 2010 15

Today I found out Kentucky Fried Chicken is a Christmas tradition  for many Japanese. So how exactly did Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, become synonymous with a bucket of fried

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12 Christmas Traditions From Around The World

12 Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Noreen December 13, 2010 22

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The Word “Mistletoe” Literally Means “Dung Twig”

The Word “Mistletoe” Literally Means “Dung Twig”

Daven Hiskey December 3, 2010 8

Today I found out “mistletoe” literally means “dung twig”. The name for mistletoe comes from the fact that mistletoe tends to spring from bird droppings that have fallen on trees, with the seeds having

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Was Created By the Department Store Chain Montgomery Ward

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Was Created By the Department Store Chain Montgomery Ward

Daven Hiskey December 2, 2010 4

Today I found out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by the department store chain Montgomery Ward as a way to save money on one of their annual Christmas promotions. The year was 1939;

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The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

Daven Hiskey November 25, 2010 5

Today I found out the song Jingle Bells is thought to have been written for a Thanksgiving Sunday school program. Jingle Bells was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written by James

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