A 98-year old mother moved into same nursing home as her 80-Year old son to take care of him
Archaeologists have found slingshot balls engraved with “Take that!” or “Catch!”, dating from 4th BC Greece.
China’s Great Firewall inventor had to use a VPN during a presentation on the merits of internet censorship.
A Navajo blanket was appraised on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” for $500,000. After seeing the broadcast, a disabled man realized he had a similar blanket which had been sitting in his closet for 7 years. He took it to an auctioneer and its final bid was $1.5 million.
In 1797, Fath Ali, the Shah of Persia, received a complete set of Britannica’s 3rd edition, which he read completely. After this, he extended his royal title to include “Most Formidable Lord and Master of the Encyclopedia Britannica.”
A British Navy Stoker managed to escape from a sinking submarine and get to the surface over a 100 feet up. He then swam five miles to land.
A study has found that American Christians are willing to pay $7.17 for a priest to pray for them, and $4.36 for a layperson to pray for them. Atheists were willing to pay $3.54 for someone not to pray for them.
Homework was extremely controversial in the 1800s and early 1900. In 1901 California even banned homework for everybody under the age of 15.
Salt was so precious in ancient Rome, it made up a portion of a soldier’s pay, which is where we get the word salary from, (from the Latin for salt, sal).
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word “kinda” has been around since the early 20th century. It calls “whatcha” a “nonstandard contraction.” “Hafta,” on the other hand, is called “informal”, while “lemme” is a “contraction”.