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Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the Great Depression of the late 1920’s and 1930’s, one of the most renowned criminal figure heads in America ran a charity. It was Al Capone’s soup kitchen for displaced workers in Chicago. But surely there’s more to the story than generosity. Al Capone rose to infamy during Prohibition. As the head of a …

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German WWII Pilots Put Coca-Cola Bottles Under The Wings Of Their Planes To Cool Them Down

Reading Time: 2 minutes You have to admire human ingenuity. When there’s a will, there’s a way, and German pilots during WWII proved that point exceedingly well during their unwelcome time in North Africa. What exactly did they do? The WWII German pilots figured out how to cool down Coca Cola bottles in the hot and harsh environment of …

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Forks Were Considered Evil and a Tool of the Devil

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that the common fork was once considered evil and a tool of the devil? It seems hard to believe today, but in the middle ages the Europeans took an especially harsh dislike of this new wonder tool for the dinner table. The fork had a fairly humble beginning. It was used early …

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