Category Archives: Misc.

The Baseball Box Score was First Developed by Henry Chadwick

Henry Chadwick

Today I found out the baseball box score was first developed and introduced by Henry Chadwick, “The Father of Baseball”.  Chadwick also authored Baseball’s first rule book; devised the batting average and earned run average; compiled the game’s first instructional guides and player and statistical reference books, among a variety of other contributions to the game.  He is also the […]

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Why Championship Football Games are Called “Bowls”

Today I found out why championship football games are called “bowls”. In 1901, the Roses Association sponsored a college Tournament East-West football game between Michigan and Stanford.  In this game, Stanford quit in the third quarter, being down 49-0.  For the next 15 years, this annual event stopped featuring football, rather featured other events such as chariot racing.  However, in […]

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Why the Number Four Is Considered Unlucky In Some East Asian Cultures

Today I found out why the number four is considered to be unlucky in some East Asian cultures (mainland China, Japan, Korea,  and Taiwan,  among others). In the Chinese culture, whether a number is considered auspicious or not typically depends on whether the number’s name sounds similar to other words with positive or negative meanings or connotations. With respect to […]

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What the Eight Juices are in V8 Vegetable Juice

Note: This is a guest article contributed by frequent TIFO visitor and owner of StevenHumour.com, Steven. Today I found out what the eight juices are in V8 vegetable juice. The included juices in the original V8 100% vegetable juice come from tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, and spinach.  The dominate juice in this mixture is tomato juice comprising […]

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