History facts

Mark Twain, Born and Died with Halley’s Comet

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the greatest authors who has ever lived, Mark Twain, was born and died during Halley’s comet years. This is a pretty freakish coincidence, but it’s not the kind of thing that hasn’t happened before. Furthermore, Mark Twain predicted his own passing while the comet was once again passing Earth. Now that itself is …

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Why Are Chefs Hats Shaped The Way They Are

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever looked at a chef and asked this question? Why are chefs hats shaped the way they are? Is it for style, comfort or tradition? I mean, they really do look quite ridiculous, so why wear them? Well when digging into this question we discovered several possible answers. I’s really rather difficult to …

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The Average Medieval Life Expectancy Was Only 30 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The average medieval life expectancy for a peasant was only a mere 35 years of age. Wow, like that really sucks, right? That’s hardly enough time to accomplish everything that you wanted to in life. But it’s more complicated than being of old age at 35, far more complicated. So what made the average medieval …

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Evolution of Insects, Wings, Flight and Other Features

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to evolution for some people the jury is still out. But if you look at the science, evolution does exist. In fact, even the Catholic Church has admitted that evolution does happen. Their only dispute is that humans didn’t evolve from another species. But that’s an argument for another day. Today we …

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Thomas Edison Was Afraid Of The Dark

Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know that Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark? This was a man who was and is regarded by most people as a genius, one of the greatest inventors the world has ever know. He is most notably known for two of his most used inventions. One was the forerunner of vinyl records, the phonograph, which …

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History of Ice Cream Cone – Who Invented It?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now it’s time for the fascinating history of the ice cream cone. It’s probably not an item that you would really place too much thought into. That’s aside from price, flavor, shape and size. In all honesty, most of us would be more concentrated on the special desert being placed inside the receptacle than the cone …

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