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Weekly Wrap Volume 154

allergies

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Chanel No. 1 You’ve heard that clothes make the man? Meet the suit that made the woman. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was born in Samur, France, in 1883. Her life got off to a rocky start. Her mother died shortly after Gabrielle’s […]

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Weekly Wrap 148

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This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here.  Does the U.S. President’s Dog Get Its Own Secret Service Agents? Even before the U.S. president is elected such, if they’re considered a “major candidate” for the job, they get offered Secret Service protection. Whether they accept that protection or not, […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 147

great-white-shark

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Can Sharks Really Grow an Unlimited Number of Teeth While sharks aren’t exactly the ruthless predators most Hollywood features make them out to be (see: Do Sharks Really Not Like How Humans Taste?), they do possess a number of frighteningly efficient […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 144

trees

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The United States v. Paramount and How Movie Theater Concessions Got So Expensive In 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to […]

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Weekly Wrap 143

alien-DJ

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. A Real Life Ghost Story Are you scared of the dark? Do you sleep with the light on? Do you hear noises in other parts of the house when you know you’re alone? You’re about to read a ghostly tale with […]

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Weekly Wrap 141

frozen-woman

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why Engines are Often Measured in Horsepower We owe this unit of engine power measurement to Scottish engineer James Watt. In the early 1780s, after making a vastly superior steam engine to the then classic Newcomen steam engine, Watt was looking […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 140

duty-free

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Polish Schindlers You’ve probably heard of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Here’s a story you probably haven’t heard—about two men who pulled off a similar miracle in Poland.  Dr. Eugene […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 138

heart

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Origin of Valentines Day While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine’s Day traditions, the beginnings of celebrating love (of a sort) in February date back to the Romans. The feast of Lupercalia was a pagan fertility and […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 137

mecca

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Origin of Gatorade and How the Tradition of the “Gatorade Shower” Got Started During a typical sticky, unbearable August weekend in 1965 in Gainesville- the home of the University of Florida Gators- football practices were well underway in anticipation for […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 135

superbowl

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Curious Case of the Pillownauts Today we take it for granted that astronauts can function in the weightlessness of spaceflight, but at the dawn of the space age in the early 1960s, scientists weren’t sure that was possible. Some experts […]

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Weekly Wrap 134

navy-gay-pride

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The U.S. Navy and Their Hilariously Inept Search for Dorothy and Her Friends While the Ancient Greeks had their celebrated Sacred Band of Thebes, a legendarily successful fighting force made up of all male lovers, in more modern times the various […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 133

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This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. That Time Mozart Pirated a Forbidden Piece of Music from the Catholic Church from Memory Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is known for many things, few of which we care to cover on this site because you probably already know all about them. […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 131

guy-lombardo21

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. That Time Hoover Acciedentally Cost Itself Almost 50,000,000 by Giving Away Free Flights with the Purchase of a Vacuum Cleaner Giving away free stuff with a purchase is a good way to bolster sales and can result in a tidy increase […]

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Weekly Wrap Volume 128

reindeer

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Very Real Reindeer and How They Became Associated With Christmas Unlike Santa, elves or even clean coal, reindeer are real. They may not fly, but there’s a good deal of truth around the many myths of Christmas’s favorite animal. Yes, […]

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