Words & literature 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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Los Angeles Short Form Is Just 3.63% Of Its Full Size

Reading Time: 2 minutes Los Angeles short form can be reduced to a mere fraction of its long form. To be absolutely precise, Los Angeles short form is only 3.63 percent of the full name, and it’s all thanks to acronyms. Everywhere you look today you can see an acronym. They’re on television, in magazines and newspapers, online and …

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The Difference Between Facts And Factoids

Reading Time: 2 minutes I thought for our first fact it would be appropriate to have a fact about facts and factoids. So what’s the difference between a fact and a factoid? A fact is clearly something that is true and the information is reliable. A fact is something that courts, scientific experiments and reliable referencing material, such as dictionaries …

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Original Snow White Story Had Cannibalism And Torture

Reading Time: 2 minutes The original Snow White story had cannibalism, cruelty and a bizarre twist of torture that would send shock waves through modern society. Sure, the story told by Disney was a great one. It was a little dark and disturbing, but in reality it was a relatively lighthearted take on a sinister classic tale. It was …

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John Elwes The Real Ebenezer Scrooge Fought A Rat For Food

Reading Time: 5 minutes All my life I thought that the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens “A Night Before Christmas,” was nothing more than a fictional character. the result of a creative imagination. But to my surprise, he was based on a real person. That’s right, the real Ebenezer Scrooge was based on a real person, a …

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