Sunday, January 20, 2013
Martin Luther King changed the course of American history, but were you aware of these fascinating facts?
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here are 10 things you might not know about the lauded civil rights leader who changed history: 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was christened Michael King Jr. When his father became pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in 1931, he adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. -- in honor of Protestant leader Martin Luther -- and his son followed suit. However, King never legally changed his name. 2. The first assassination attempt on King was made in 1958 when a mentally ill woman named Izola Curry stabbed him in the chest with a steel letter opener while he was signing books at a Harlem department store. The knife wound was so close to his aorta that doctors said a sneeze could have killed him. 3. King …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Check out these interesting fun facts and trivia about 2013 New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve this year and find a lull in the conversation, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Did you know, for example, that Israelis eat more turkey than any other nationality?
In honor of Thanksgiving, we present five things you may not have known about the holiday we're celebrating today: Source: The University of Illinois Extension
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas . 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
There's much more to know about St. Patrick's Day beyond green beer, the wearing o' the green and "Kiss Me -- I'm Irish."
Here’s what most of us know about St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the day on which: a) green beer is consumed, b) the Chicago River is dyed green and c) all things Irish are celebrated. But there’s far more to the holiday, which we celebrate Saturday. Can you answer these questions? 1. The day on which St. Patrick died, which is believed to be March 17, 461 AD. 2. England. He was the son of a Roman-British army officer. 3. As a boy, he was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. When he escaped, he returned to Britain, studied at a French monastery and returned to Ireland, where he spent 30 years as a missionary devoted to converting pagans to Christianity. 4. Hope 5. Watches over them and decides who gets into heaven. 6. Maewyn …