Words & literature facts

Green Eggs And Ham Was Written Because Of A Bet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Undoubtedly one of the most popular stories written by Dr Seuss is Green Eggs and Ham. Rarely a child who has picked up one of his books wouldn’t have at least heard of it. One of the most amazing things about Green Eggs and Ham is the number of words used, and it was written …

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Popeye’s Source Of Strength Originally Came From A Chicken

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you like to know where the original Popeye’s source of strength came from? It’s far from what you would expect, and it’s definitely not as healthy as the remedy that we all know and love. Did you know that originally Popeye may have got his strength from a magical Whiffle Hen and not spinach. Not …

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The First Use Of The Word Terrorism In The Oxford Dictionary Defined Terrorism As Government By Intimidation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today the definition of terrorism is very different to how it was perceived in the late 18th century. At that time, in it’s first ever use of the word terrorism in the Oxford English Dictionary, terrorism was defined as government by intimidation. Although terrorism today is often regarded as fringe radical groups, non state or …

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Origin Of Homer Simpson’s “D’oh!”

Reading Time: 2 minutes It has to be one of the most recognizable catch phrases on television today. that is of course Homer Simpsons D’oh! It’s use has transcended most of modern day pop culture, and is often used as an expression of frustration or annoyance. But have you ever put much thought into where the Homer Simpson D’oh …

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What Was Used Before the Dewey Decimal System?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered what was used before the Dewey Decimal system? I mean, there had to be something to organize the books at the library. Well, there was, but it wasn’t exactly organized. The Dewey Decimal system is the most widely used system to organize books in a library. It allows for new books to …

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Luck Of The Irish Origin Is Supposed To Be Offensive

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you hear the phrase “the luck of the Irish,” most people consider it to be a term of endearment. But it’s origin is far from a loving one, in fact it was coined with a fair bit of disdain towards the Irish. That’s right, the origin of “luck of the Irish” was a racist …

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Rumpelstiltskin Dies By Being Ripped In Two In One Version Of The Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you remember as a child having the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin read to you? The story, like many others, filled with amazement and wonder. In the version popularized by Disney, when the queen guessed his name he disappeared through the floor, never to be seen again. But the earlier version was not as nice. In …

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