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Weekly Wrap Volume 84

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This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Surprising Truth About the Difference Between Hardwoods and Softwoods Generally speaking, wood is often put into one of two categories- hardwood and softwood. But what exactly makes a given piece of wood qualify as either hard or soft and how […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 80

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This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why “C” is the Default Hard Drive Letter in Many Computers For nearly as long as hard disk drives have been placed in personal computers running certain popular operating systems (notably MS-DOS/Windows), the primary hard disk has been designated with the […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 79

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This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Jiggly History of Jell-O For over a century, Jell-O has been a part of American culture and, according to a 1904 edition of the Ladies Home Journal, “America’s Favorite Dessert” (conveniently enough named such in an advertisement paid for by […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 77

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This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. When Lincoln Was Almost Assassinated Nine Months Before He was Assassinated In August 1864, the Sixteenth President of the United States of America was nearly assassinated about nine months before he was actually assassinated. This is the story. Throughout the Civil […]

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