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Daylight Saving Time Almost Got an Innocent Student Arrested for Supposedly Making a Bomb Threat


##EMBED## In March 2007, an honor student in Pennsylvania was accused of threatening his school with a bomb.  It was later found he had actually called an automated school phone line to get information about class schedules;  someone else made the bomb threat exactly an hour later, but, due to Daylight Saving Time, the time seemed to match up to […]

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Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn Once Struck a Spectator with Foul Balls Twice in the Same At Bat, the Second Time as She was Being Carried Off on a Stretcher

Richie Ashburn

Today I found out Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn once struck a spectator twice in the same at bat with foul balls, the second time as she was being carried off on a stretcher. The event happened on August 17, 1957 during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Giants.  The spectator was Alice Roth.  Roth was […]

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50% of the Ownership of Domino’s Pizza Was Once Traded for a Used Volkswagen Beetle

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Today I found out fifty percent of the ownership of Domino’s Pizza was once traded for a used Volkswagen Beetle. The year was 1961, just a little under one year after brothers Tom and James Monaghan had purchased a pizza restaurant, DomiNick’s, for $500.  After eight months of running the business as a partnership, James Monaghan got the bright idea […]

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