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9 minutes | May 5, 2020
#39 - Denim - Mini Episode | April 29, 2020
The word Jeans comes from ItalyTown in Italy named GenesMost common type of jeans are indigo dyed jeans Blue on outsideWhite on inside Jeans got popular because of the gold rushThousands of migrants went west looking for gold Denim jeans were strong, rugged, durable, and able to withstand the harsh conditions of gold prospecting.You Shouldn’t Wash Jeans After Each Usemost experts advise against such frequent washing.Recommend spot cleaning a washing after 2-3 wears. Jeans that aren’t blue are probably dyed with sulfur. black, red, pink, purple, grey, mustard and green.More time consuming and usually more expensive. Dry Denim is Made of 100% Cottonpeople assume that denim is a unique fabricactually a manufactured form of cotton.Cotton isn’t strong but once it’s turned into denim it’s soft and strong. Stretchy jeans only have 3% spandex. Little bit makes them 10-15% more stretchy Raw Denim is denim that hasn’t been washedThat’s really the only differenceOther denim is washed during productionSome people like it because it lets the material look more lived-inThe first Jeans were called “XX”They were made after the denim they were made fromEventually they changed the name to 501 which was the lot number they were inTHat was by Jacob davis and Levi StraussThe original Levis headquarters was destroyedThe 1906 San Francisco EarthquakeIt also destroyed 2 factoriesIt cause a fire that destroyed most of its early company records
9 minutes | May 5, 2020
#38 - Superheroes - Mini Episode | April 28, 2020
The Hulk was originally GreyGreen looked better in print so they switched his colorBruce Wayne has an IQ of 193Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein both had 160Superman doesn’t have an “S” on his chestIts actually his family crestIts the symbol for The House of El (L)Its just a coincidence that it looks like an ‘S’Joker was supposed to die after his second appearanceThe comics editor pushed to save himShe saw Joker as a perfect arch-nemesis for batmanGood thing she saved himWe could have missed out on Jarred LetoOne of Thor’s powers is “All-Tongue”He has the ability to speak to anyone and have them understand himNo language barriers for the Son of OdonSuperman was supposed to be bald characterSuperman was supposed to be a bad guyObsessed with world dominationSuperman is a vegetarianThey writers only started thinking about this in 2005Since he’s so aware of when a life aura endsMarvel has a superhero whose only power is being immortalMr. ImmortalHes like kenny from south parkHe tries to end his life but cantNo other super powers, so hes not like deadpool or wolverineMichael Jackson almost bought MarvelHe did that because he wanted to play Spiderman in a movieLuckily we got Tom Holland
16 minutes | May 5, 2020
#37 - Babe Ruth | April 27, 2020
His real name was George Herman RuthHe’s the only person in professional baseball history to have the last name “Ruth”No one knows exactly when he was bornHe didn’t really know eitherHe thought it was Feb 7th, 1894Now its accepted as Feb 6th, 1895What his family thinks is his birth certificate says 1894 but its for an unnamed male in his familyHis parents lost 6 kids in infancy and no one is sure which birth certificate is actually hisHe started chewing and drinking before 8 years oldHe tried chewing tobacco and whiskey really youngHe ended up going to a cathlic reform school where the nuns said he was “incorrigible”He got the nickname “Babe” his first year playing baseball in the International LeagueNo one knows who gave it to himNo one called him Babe before thatSoon after he went to the Red SoxWhen he was presumed to be 19 he married a 16 year oldHe met her his first day in BostonShe worked at a local coffee shopHe was a star left-handed pitcher for the Red SoxNow he’s obviously more known for being one of the best sluggers on the YankeesIn the 6 years he was with the Red Sox, they won 3 world seriesWhen he was traded to New York it started a long streak of loses in the World Series for the Red SoxIts known as the curse of BambinoIn 1919 he hit 29 home runs, which set the new “single-season home run” recordHe beat the record again in 1920 and then 1921 againIn 1919 only five teams hit more home runs than Ruth did by himselfWith the exception of the RedSoxThe company that made the Babe Ruth Candy bar claim that its not named after the baseball playerThe Curtiss Candy Company officially claimed that it was named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, RuthPeople think that their claim is just a way to get around legal issues
23 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
#36 - Arbor Day | April 24, 2020
Here are 10 tree-riffic facts about trees that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Some states celebrate arbor day on a different dateThey do that because the last friday in April isnt an ideal time to plant everywhereHawaii celebrates the first friday of NovemberAlaska celebrates the third monday in May In 2019 2 youtuber teamed up and got 20,000,000 trees plantedMr. Beast and Mark RoberMr. Beast posts random videos of himself giving away money, houses, and carsSometimes as prizes for weird competitionsSometimes just becauseHe gives away 10’s and 100’s of thousands in almost every videoMark Rober does science experiments the occasional prank and sometimes bothHe will test interesting theories, like “will people return a lost wallet”Why do pools smell like chlorine (its because of pee)And he even made a glitter bomb that pranked package thievesYou can still donate and plant more trees at teamtrees.orgThey are up to almost 22,000,000 as of today Global forests remove about ⅓ of fossil fuels from the atmosphereThese numbers come from tests done between 1990 and 2007Probably much less now since all the deforestation and wild fires going on One large tree can provide enough oxygen for 4 humansThats dailyThats crazyTrees help reduce the effects of climate changeThey store and convert carbon dioxide into oxygenIn a year an acre of trees offsets about 26,000 miles driven in an average carThat's about 2 average driver’s worth of carbon dioxide thats offset The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872, in Nebraska. More than 1 Million Trees planted.Since then, the foundation has planted at least 250 million new trees.There are about three trillion trees on Earth? About 422 trees for every 1 person. There are two main types of trees, Deciduous and Evergreen.Deciduous trees include maple trees, elm trees, oak treesEvergreen trees have small needles America’s national tree is the Oak tree. 750 species of tree present in the US.100,000 tree types in the world Staring at trees helps reduce stress. Visual exposure to settings with trees have been found to produce significant recovery from stress within five minutes. indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.
24 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
#35 - Books | April 23, 2020
Here are 10 page-turning facts about books that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Lord of the Ring author, J.R.R Tolkien typed the whole trilogy with just two fingers!ExhaustingOver 1200 PagesOnly way he knew how to type “Old book smell” is produced by the breakdown of two chemical components in paper, cellulose and lignin. byproducts of this process produce pleasant and familiar scentsVanilla, Flowers, AlmondsIt can even work like carbon dating and determine the age of old books In January 2017, Amazon Sold Out of Physical Copies of 1984.Book by George Orwellbiggest trending topics in the media were “fake news” and “alternative facts”inspired consumers to buy every physical copy of 1984 from Amazon, worlds largest online retailer, before the end of the month. Books used to have curses in the beginning and end of books.Transcribing a book could take years. Most people were illiterate so it fell on Clergy. Medieval book curses involved punishments such as: being mutilated by demonic swords, the gouging of eyes, bookworms eating away at the entrails of thieves. book turn into a serpent in the hands of those who borrow and do punctually not return them.Most curses involved excommunication There is at least 1 book at the Harvard University Library that is bound with human skin.Anthropodermic bibliopegyTitle translates to Destinies of the SoulFrom the 1880’s Winnie the Pooh and The Hobbit have something in commonThey were both written as bedtime storiesTheir respective authors wrote them to read to their children as they went to sleepThe Hobbit seems a little intense to put kids to bed The original manuscript of Of Mice and Men was destroyedIt was eaten by John Steinbeck’s puppyIt was 2 months worth of work that he had to do overHe was quoted saying "I was pretty mad, but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically."Maybe that’s why Lennie kills the puppy The Harry Potter books are the most banned books in AmericaIts said to be because of religious beliefsA bunch of Protestant, Catholic, Christians, and Muslims have argued against the booksMost of the fight comes from devout evangelical christian groups because witchcraft is dangerous for children to read aboutSome people claim that it should be banned it schools because witchcraft is a recognised religion in the US The Cat in the Hat only used 236 unique wordsWhich was surprisingly low for Dr. Seuss’ editor As a joke, his publisher bet him he couldn’t write a book with fewer wordsGreen Eggs and Ham was written as a jokeIt was purposefully written to have fewer words than the cat in the hatOne of the most repeated words is “I” which is written 84 times its tied with “not”
19 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
#34 - Earth Day | April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020 - 10 Facts About EarthToday is Earth Day. The largest living thing on earth is a fungusArmillaria or honey mushroomThere is 2,200 acres of this mushroom in Oregon Earth Used to have 2 moonsIt was about 750 miles wide, so it was very smallIt eventually crashed into our current moon The Earth is overdue for a pole-flipFor the past 20 million years the poles have pretty consistently flipped every 200-300,000 yearsThey occur over hundreds or thousands of years70 percent of Earth’s freshwater is on AntarcticaIts in the ice cap90% is iceEarth’s moon gets “moonquakes”Similar to earthquakes but not as commonThey are caused by the tidal stresses associated with the varying distance between earth and the moon NASA planted a special seed to honor earth day in 2009. Called the Moon TreeApollo 14, 1971astronaut Stuart Roosa Curious whether or not exposure to the microgravity of space would impact the growth of these seeds. A single popular song can consume more electricity than entire countries. Remember, “Despacito”Streamed more than 4.6 billion times worldwide“used as much electricity as the combined annual electricity consumption of Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic,”According to the EPA, the first Earth Day in 1970 inspired the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Twenty of the warmest years on record worldwide have occurred in the past 22 years. Using a dishwasher is more eco-friendly than hand-washing dishes, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.
23 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
#33 - Kindergarten | April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020 - 10 Facts About Kindergarten Today is National Kindergarten Day. In this episode we learned: Kindergarten means Garden of ChildrenThe first Kindergarten in the US opened in 1856One of the first Kindergarten schools was a “Play and Activity” InstituteHere are 10 educational facts about Kindergarten that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know: Kindergarten dates way back to 1779. a couple of citizens in Strasbourg provide learning and enrichment to the young children of workers. The idea soon spread world-wide as cities and countries realized the importance of caring for the youngest members of their population.There are about 3.5 million Kindergarten students each year. Eleven of those states require districts to provide full-day kindergarten.Full Day Kindergarten is a thingKids see both academic and social-emotional gains, especially when they are in low-income districts.Ages in Kindergarten can range as much as 18 months. four to six years oldThis holds true for developmental differences too, where the developmental age range can vary between three and eight years old mentally.The behaviors of students in kindergarten has shown to indicate the learning outcomes of 1st and 2nd grade. If they aren’t doing well, this is the time to address it. Kindergarten means Garden of ChildrenIt comes from the german words:Kinder- childrenGarten- GardenIt was coined by Friedrich FroebelBecause kids are like tiny flowers and they are varied and need care One of the first Kindergarten schools was a “Play and Activity” InstituteIt was opened by Friedrich FroebelIt was supposed to be an experimental social experience for kids entering school The first Kindergarten in the US opened in 1856Almost 80 years after kindergarten started in EuropeIt opened in Wisconsin Kindergarten became publicly-funded in the late 1970sThis is for 96% of the USIt wasn’t until the 1980s that kindergarten became universal in the USThe main activities they teach and participate in are addition, subtraction, and recess
22 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
#32 - Cold Brew Coffee | April 20, 2020
April 20, 2020 - 10 Facts About Cold BrewToday is National Cold Brew Coffee Day. Here are 10 energizing facts about cold brew that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know: Cold Brew tastes sweeter than regular coffeeThis is because it has only ⅓ the acidity than a hot brew.It can still be as “full-bodied” and smooth as regular coffee but without bitter aftertaste It can make a great pre-workoutSince a lot of cold brew is high in caffeine it helps release endorphinsThis can helps you get through workouts with less fatigue and muscle pain Cold Brew is better for dietingSince its tastes sweeter and is smoother, its easier to drink with less sugar and creamThere are also ways to drink it with all the benefits of adding cream with none of the extra calories and fat You can make ice cream out of itIf you add a whipped cream or whipped coconut cream and whisk it you can make a frothy eatable coffeeThen you can freeze it to make a coffee ice creamYou can also add it in browning mix for coffee brownies It can make you live longer**WE ARE NOT DOCTORS OR SCIENTISTS**New research claims that drinking a cup of cold brew everyday can be good for your heath*It even suggests that it may lengthen your life*It burns fat, increases insulin sensitivity and decreases the risk of dementia* *https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-finds-coffee-drinkers-have-lower-risk-deathCold brew is better for sensitive stomachsWhen you brew coffee cold, you extract different acids form the coffeeThey tend to be easier on your stomach Coarse grounds make all the difference When brewing cold, coarse ground coffee is recommended. Better filteringCleaner result There are multiple ways to cold brew coffeeImmersionKyoto Style Cold brew has more and less caffeine than regular coffeeI’ve seen many people claim that cold-brew has more caffeine. I’ve also seen many people say it has less caffeineTruth is, it depends on multiple factors.You can infuse cold brew with nitrogen and serve it on draftLike a GuinnessCreamy without creamDoes not mean more caffeine.Important Links:https://www.drinkcandid.com/https://www.instagram.com/candidcoffeeco/
19 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
#31 - Ellis Island | April 17, 2020
Here are 10 worldy facts about Ellis Island that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Ellis island was was originally privately owned. Samuel EllisTried to sell in 1785, but no bitesCity leased it in 1794City bought it when he died Ellis island was mostly man-made?The original island was smaller than the immigration inspection building that stands on it today. Land that was elevated during the construction of the subways was used to increase the size of Ellis island by 6 acres. Only half of Ellis Island is in New York.The other half is in New Jersey. The side that is man-made is considered New Jersey. In reality though, its a federal island so the government pays to maintain it. Ellis Island used to have a hospital on it that was considered to be the best in the world at the time. All its corners are rounded corners because, at the time, corners were thought to harbor disease. In the 1950’s the government tried to sell Ellis Island. The winning bid was a company that pitched a “completely self-contained city of the future”. Hire famed Architect Frank Lloyd WrightLast commission that was accepted before his death. Ellis Island use be where pirates would go to dieIt was an executioner islandPirates would get hanged The bodies would actually be displayed from posts or “gibbets”The first people to immigrate through ellis island were 3 kidsThey weren’t accompanied by parents or any family membersIt was Annie Moore and her 11-7year old brothersThey were from County Cork, IrelandThere is a statue still there commemorating themThe Transatlantic ships carrying immigrants didn’t ever stop at Ellis IslandThey would stop in Manhattan, let off travelers, and then ferries would take the immigrants to Ellis Island to be inspectedDuring WWII it was used as a prison for suspected nazi-sypathisersThey did almost the same thing during WWI since immigration started to taper offThey held around 1,500 potential enemies of state thereImmigrants didn’t change their names at Ellis IslandSome people say that when traveling through Ellis island, people with very ethnic sounding names would change them at Ellis island, but that's not trueWhen being processed the Ellis Island crew would just use the names on the ships manifestsNames changes either happened in the travelers home country or after being processed through ellis island
16 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
#30 - Orchids | April 16, 2020
Here are 10 germinated facts about orchids that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Orchids have the tiniest seeds in the world.Challenge to grow and cultivate. Long time to turn into a plant! Growing orchids from seeds is only for the patient and very green-thumbed.only visible under a microscope. There can be up to 3 million seeds in a single orchid seedpod. lack an endosperm and have no nutrients within. Underdeveloped embryorequire contact with a particular fungus to germinate It takes patience to grow an orchid.Some Orchid's first flowers won’t appear until 5 to 7 years after germination. The houseplants you find in stores are often a decade old. Orchids are Bilateral SymmetricThey can be divided into 2 perfectly equal sides99% of animals have thisMost plants have radial symmetryThink sunflowers Some orchids can live to be 100 years oldThat’s when they are in nature, not cutBut cut orchids still outlive most other cut plantsUp to 3 weeks The flavor Vanilla is extracted from a species of Orchid.Vanilla planifoliaExtracted from its pod. Only commercially grown orchid. Orchids are the largest and oldest known family of flowering plant. They are found on every continent. Suggests they were in existence before the continents split apart. There are 25000 different species of orchids. 4 times the different species of birds 4 times the different species of mammals The smallest orchid is the size of a dime. Mature orchid plants always grow upside down. The weight of the blooming flower causes it to hang down.
16 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
#29 - Rubber Erasers | April 15, 2020
Here are 10 smudge-free facts about rubber erasers that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Erasers are made with Volcanic ashThe pink ones in particularThe pumice, or volcanic ash, is used to make the eraser a little rougherThis extra abrasiveness gives them more traction and helps the erase easierPencil Manufacturers don’t refer to them as erasersThey call them plugsAnd the metal bands that hold them to the pencil are called ferrulesThey Pencil/Eraser combo came to market in 1858There are electric erasersThey don’t erase with electricityThey are long sticks of different gages of erasersThey are electronically pushed upThey are supposed to be better for artistsLess tears in paperEasier to useErasers aren’t always made of rubbersome are made from synthetic rubber or natural rubberA lot are made from vinylMore durableMore flexibleLess flakes and crumblingUsed to be made from LatexSynthetic Petroleum basedThe first rubber erasers would rotEventually a curing process was created which allowed them to last longerNow its usually done with high heat and high pressureOriginal Erasers were made out of bread.Until the 1770sde-crusted, moistened and balled up.cheap and plentiful,Rotted and MoldedThe guy who discovered oxygen helped invent erasers. What a guy!Joseph PriestleyHe didn’t invent them, but he did note that rubber was excellent at wiping up lead from paper.Rubber actually got its name from erasers.Initially referred to as "India gum"The first know use for the substance was erasing which required rubbing.Thus the name, Rubber.Erasers are partly a chemical process.Pencils put graphite on paper and it mingles with the fiber particles.The polymers in rubber erasers are sticker than paper so the fiber moves to the eraser.Pencils with erasers on top are mostly an American phenomenon.Most European pencils are sold without eraser.
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
#28 - Dolphins | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 - 10 Facts About DolphinsToday is National Dolphin Day. Here are 10 flipping facts about dolphin that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know: They use advanced communicationScientists are still trying to decode their languageThey make clicking sounds to find preyThey whistle to talkThey use a burst-pulse soundUse this when they are excitedUse this when they are afraidThey use this when they are reprimanding their youngThey use intentional communicationA group of dolphins in florida have a systemOne swims in circles making a mud net to surround fishOne uses whistles and clicks to call other dolphinsThey all surround the circleThen the fish can’t escape without getting eatenThis is the only known pod that does this 42 types of dolphins and none of them are porpoisesPorpoises are from a different familyThey are actually whalesThey also have different physical attributesFlat noses/no beakDifferent teethSmaller than the average dolphinPointier dorsal fin There are a few types of river dolphinsSwim in freshwaterMost are pinkAmazonBolivianAraguaianIndusSome saltwater dolphins have migrated to freshwater and live there exclusively now. They don’t chew with their teeth (*usually)They use their teeth to catch preyFish SquidSeals and sea lionsThey have multiple chambers in their stomachs to help with the digestionThey have 1 set of teeth that last them their whole livesThey are born under the gums like humansTakes 5 weeks for them to come outThe average dolphin has about 80-100 teethThe long-beaked common dolphin has the mostUp to 240 teethThere are a few species that have molars and they crush crab and crustacean shells with themThey can’t breath out of their mouthThey can only breathe out of their blow-holesThese are actually nostrilsWhen they sleep only half their brains restThis allows them to swim up for airCheck out the sleep episode of 10 Facts About TodayThey evolved this way so they wouldn’t drown when hunting and eatingThese type of underwater mammals can hold more oxygen in their bloodThis makes them able to hold their breath longer than land mammals They are extremely intelligentThey seem to be about as smart as apesTheir brains have developed very similar to humansThey are self awareIf you put a mirror in front of them they stop swimming and stareThis is different from how they react to seeing other dolphinsThey do self directed behaviorsThey will make fin movements not usually seen in the wildLook inside their mouthsTwisting to see their belliesThey use echolocationTheir brain to body size ratio is the largest in the worth after humansKiller Whales (Orcas) are actually a type of DolphinLargest Dolphin 30 Ft longSmallest Dolphin is Maui Dolphin (5ft) Dolphins are highly social and they have squadsClose friend groupsDon’t spend equal time with all dolphinsEvery dolphin has a unique “name”.They have a unique whistleUse them for life Female dolphin teach their calves their whistles before they are born There was a lady that was in a relationship with a dolphin.1960’sNASA Funded ResearchWorking to understand Dolphin communication and see if they could be taught human languages or if we could understand theirs. The U.S. Navy has trained dolphins to protect nuclear weapons. Trained to find enemy swimmers, locate underwater minesguard nuclear arsenals.
18 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
#27 - Scrabble | April 13, 2020
10 Facts About Today - PodcastApril 13, 2020 - 10 Facts About ScrabbleHere are 10 wordy facts about scrabble that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Scrabble wasn’t invented by a writer, reach or librarian, it was invented by an architect.Alfred ButtsScrabble wasn’t always named Scrabble.Originally named LexicoThen called Criss-Cross WordsFriend and eventual business partner James Brunot came up with Scrabble in 1930’sScrabble can be found in 3 out of every 5 American households.The points are based on letter frequency in the English language.Q is the letter that occured least often It’s worth 10 pointsUsed dictionary and other available literary sources to manually calculate frequency.There is a robot equipped with arms, a camera and AI. It never loses.Made by Taiwanese Company called ITRIMaximizes obscure words with high letter valuesNo one wanted to buy scrabbleWhen Butts was trying to sell the game he couldn’t find a manufacturer that wanted to pick it upIt got bought and sold a few times until finally it got acquired by hasbro gamesThe first company to mass produce it only printed a few hundred sets for the first runThe game hasn’t changed since it was inventedThere are different ways to play now likeEcological (you can replace and reuse the black tile)Speed scrabble which is just like how it soundsOr Tag Team where you have a partner and you take turnsDuring Scrabble tournaments they use non-standard piecesThey are the same letters, but they are not engravedPeople used to feel the pieces in the bag to pick good lettersThe best word to play is OXYPHENBUTAZONEIf you play this in the right spot you can get 1782 pointsYou would hit 3 triple words and get 7 downward crosswordsEven the iphone app is extremely popularAccording to the iphone app storeIts in the top 25 most popular games in the country
20 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
#26 - Golfers | April 10, 2020
10 Facts About Today - PodcastApril 10, 2020 - 10 Facts About GolfHere are 10 green jacket facts about golf that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know: Golf balls were originally made of feathersThey were made with chicken or goose feathersWrapped in leatherThey would cost between $10-20Golfers used to tee-off on piles of sandBefore tees were invented it was common practice to make a little mound of sand to tee off onThey would make them by handThis started to switch over when the tee began getting popular in the 1920’s Woodrow Wilson loved golfHe would play rain or shineHe would even play in the snowHe had black golf balls for when it was snowing In the golfing movie Happy Gilmore Bob Barker really gets in a fight on the golf courseThere is an amazing scene where Happy and bob barker are golfing together and they start to argueThey eventually start to fight and bob barker did all the fighting in that sceneHe was his own stunt manHe studied martial arts under chuck norris Bill Murray improvised his cinderella story speech in caddyshackHe did it all in 1 uninterrupted takeIt lasts about 1:20St Andrews Golf Course was established in 1552.Old course considered oldest in the world.Tiger Woods got his first while in one at 8 years old. Longest whole is one in history made on a 517 yard par 5 hole. 2002Mike Crean in Denver, COSo rare only a few are known in the history of golf. The most famous left-handed golfer is actually right-handed!, Phil Mickelson mirrored his fathernever used right-handed clubs in his entire career.An astronaut played golf on the moon! Alan Bartlett Shepard JrApollo 14Feb 1971He used a 6 iron
20 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
#25 - Name Changes | April 9, 2020
10 Facts About Today - PodcastApril 09, 2020 - 10 Facts About Name ChangesHere are 10 identifying facts about name changes that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:A woman name Karin Robertson changed her name to goveg.com. 23 year oldNorfolk Virginia Raises awareness for vegetarianism A man named Andrew Wilson changed his name to “They” They did thisThey did that Whole new meaning A Vietnamese man named his 5th kid after the fine he received for having him: “Fined Six Thousand and Five Hundred."Son kept getting teased In School and wanted to change it. New name translates to Golden DragonAn English l Mechanic named Steve Bolton changed his name to Buzz LightyearApparently he joked his girlfriend would love saying she’s going out with buzz light year. 23 year old named Tyler Gold changed his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex. T- Rex for Short As an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable."Elton John was originally Reginald Kenneth DwightWhen he started to make a name for himself… literally and figurativelyHe didn’t like the name RegHe had "unhappy memories" with that nameNot just a stage nameHe legally changed it in 1972.Peter Gene Hernandez is better known as Bruno MarsRecord labels were trying to make him the next Enrique IglesiasHe wanted to stop that kind of stereotyping on himselfSo he tried to come up with a name that sounded like it was from another planetThats why he is bruno marsNick Cage is related to the Godfather’s director Francis Ford CoppolaHe was born Nicolas Kim CoppolaHe didn’t want people to associate him with his uncle francis ford coppolaHe changed it to Cage because he loved the comic book, Luke CageIggy Azalea changed her name from Amethyst Amelia KellyHer name is the classic stripper name conceptThe name of her dog + the street she grew up onShe originally used Iggy because when she was younger she was bit by a snake, and her dog ended killing the snake and getting paralyized in the processHe ended up getting anti-venom and went back to normalShe bought a necklace in his honor that said iggy and everyone just kind of thought that was her nameThen she needed a last name and picked AzaleaJamie Foxx changed his name to sound more feminineHis real name is Eric Marlon BishopWhen he was doing stand-up it was so hard to get on stageEvery night about 100 guys would sign-up to go on stageOnly a couple girls would sign up and they would usually all get to goHe came up with Tracey Brown and Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx got a standing ovation so it stuck
14 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
#24 - Empanadas | April 8, 2020
April 08, 2020 - 10 Facts About EmpanadasToday is National Empanada day.Here are 10 deep fried facts about empanadas that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know: They used to be made with bread doughNow they are usually made with pastry dough Afghanistan has a variant of empanadas called bolanisThey are usually stuffed with spinach or potatoesThey are eaten during the evenings of ramadan There are a wide variety of fillings for empanadasObvious ones are meats and vegetablesSometimes fruits or other sweet foods In cuba they are usually just a snackSometimes they will be a side dishUsually they are just something to eat between meals Empanadas were brought to the Philippines and latin america by early spanish colonistsThey originated in northwest Spain, in a region called Galicia. They have been around for half a millennium. They date back to the 1520’s. Jamaica’s call them Jamaican patties instead and they are stuffed with seasoned ground beef. In Spanish “Pan”means bread. Empanar is a verb that means “to bread”. Empanada means “breaded”. The first empanada in the US was supposedly served at Taco Bell.
19 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
#23 - Beer | April 7, 2020
April 07, 2020 - 10 Facts About BeerToday is National Beer Day.Here are 10 hoppy facts about beer that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Many civilizations of medieval times relied heavily on beer as the safest available drink since water quality was normally poor. In 1983, 49 licensed breweries existed in the U.S. By 2017, it was 8,863.Drinking a ÿard of ale” is a traditional coming-of-age ceremony in Britain. One must drink 3 pints without stopping from a yard long glass. Women did the majority of brewing in ancient Egypt. In 2001, some Belgian elementary schools served low-alcohol beer to school children at lunch. The guiness book of world records was made to help settle bar argumentsHugh Beaver the Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery in DublinPeople would drink beer and argue about random facts “the tallest man was 13 ft” and Hugh wanted to have a definitive answer for these argumentsAn Austrian brewery has a swimming pool full of beerYou can go for a swim thereIts called Schloss Starkenberger brewery and its in Tarrentz, Austria.It’s said to promote healthy skinThe melody of star spangled banner is based on an old english drinking songTo Anacreon in HeavenWhen a Danish physicist won the nobel prize he got a lifetime supply of beerNiels BohrThe carlsberg brewing company gave him a house and a direct pipeline of beer from the breweryIt went in his house and he could drink as much as he wanted for lifeA cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beerThats enough beer to supply the entire world for over a quadrillion yearsBonus:Ancient Egyptians used beer for a wide variety of purposes, including as an enema and douche.Beer is the third-most popular drink on Earth, after water and tea.Beer is as old as human history. Beer brewing and drinking predate written language.
15 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
#22 - Siamese Cats | April 6, 2020
April 06, 2020 - 10 Facts About Siamese Cats.Today is National Siamese Cat day.Here are 10 purrtastic facts about Siamese cats that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:They are extremely intelligentYou can train them to play fetch, to walk on a leash, give high fives, and even use the toiletIf they are left alone they will also explore and teach themselves how to open cabinets and turn on faucets They are very social catsThey love people and bond with their humansThey get along very well with other cats and also kidsThey get depressed if they are isolated which is why they are usually adopted in pairsThey were once thought to be royaltyWhen a member of the siamese royal family died they believed their soul would go into one of these catsThat cat would live its whole life in the temple Literally being treated like roaltyUnlike other cats, they have a hard time seeing in the darkIts because of their blue eyesThey are missing a layer of tissue in their eyes that reflectIn Thailand, Siamese cats are called Moon Diamondwichien-mattSiamese Cats used to have crossed eyes and crooked tails.According to legend, a Siamese cat was tasked with guarding a golden goblet for a king. It stared at the goblet for so long its eyes crossed and it latched the cup so hard it’s tail kinked. Siamese Cats have temperature sensitive tips. Temperature sensitive enzymeCauses development of color on the cooler parts of its body (paws, ears, facial features).Pale on the warmer parts (torso).Siamese used to be the worlds fattest cat.Her name was “Katy”.50 lbs (more than the average 6 year old human)One Siamese cat gave birth to 19 kittens!That’s a lot. Still recognized as world's largest litter of domestic cats. Siamese cats caught the Russians spying on a Dutch Embasy. Dutch Ambassador Henri Held had 2 Saimese catsThey were alseep but woke up suddenly and arched there backs and clawed at the wall. Help figured they heard a noise that human ears don’t pick up. Found 30 tiny microphones in the wall. He didn’t protest espionage, he actually decided to use it to his advantage and began complaining about delays in repairs and packages. All were resolved within 24 hours.
20 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
#21 - Film Scores | April 3, 2020
10 Facts About Today - PodcastApril 03, 2020 - 10 Facts About Film Scores.Today is National Film Score day. Here are 10 intense facts about film scores that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:It’s said that film scores weren’t originally artistic, they were needed to drown the noise made by the projector.In those times, there were no sound-absorbent walls between the projection machine and the auditorium.Up until 1929, many film scores were performed live by real musicianseither a pianist improvises to the film or a small ensemble of musicians performs a classical pieceDuring silent filmMany scores are reused.Nino Rota was eliminated from Oscar competition, because he had used the "Theme from THE GODFATHER" in a previous score.Hans Zimmer claimed to have heard an important musical segment from The Dark Knight Rises (2012) in a dream.“I dreamt that whole sort of insane Bane opus. And, so I wrote it out, and went to Warner Brothers and said 'You know, I had this idea, and I don’t know if it’s going to work,'”Max Steiner, “The Father of Film Music” Steiner made first use of leitmotif (late motif) in 1933 score for King Kong.A Late Motif is a recurrent piece of music associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.Probably the best known leitmotif in film is John Williams' shark leitmotif in Jaws.JAWS, Star Wars, and Harry Potter were all composed by the same composer:John WilliamsHe also composed E.T., Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and Superman (81)The Imperial March wasn’t originally in Star WarsDarth Vader's Themewasn't actually written until the second filmYou won’t hear it in a New HopeThe soundtrack to the Exorcist contains the sounds of angry beesIt was an attempt to make the sound track scarierThe buzzing of bees triggers an innate fear response in most peopleThey also included ominous industrial soundsThe famous murder scene for Psycho was originally planned to be without musicMade by Bernard HerrmannIs now known as the definitive sound of horror musicThe score for Braveheart did not have any bagpi pesThey are actually Irish Uillean Pipes (ill in)The main player of these pipes was also featured in the titanic soundtrack
20 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
#20 - Burritos | April 2, 2020
April 02, 2020 - 10 Facts About Burritos.Here are 10 spicy facts about burritos that you didn’t know, that you didn’t need to know:Burrito means “little donkey”No one knows why but some common theories:They look like donkey earsThey were sold out of a donkey cartThey look like the bedrolls that donkeys carry on their backsBurritos Aren’t a Traditional Dish in Southern MexicoThey started in Northern MexicoBecause wheat only grows in the northThey’re not called burritos in central mexicoThey are called “Tacos de Harina” or flour tacosNot very popular in mexicoVery Popular with AmericansA Chimichanga is a deep fried burritoDefinitely not popular in mexicoYou can buy them in some touristy places in mexicoMuch more popular in the USLike burritos you can pretty much fill it with anything“Burrito” is a generic termThere are multiple types of burritos:Mission Burritos - Chipotle, Moes“Burrito Suizo” Smothered Burrito, or Wet Burrito - usually in sit-down restaurants, covered in sauce, and usually bakedSushi Burritos are on the riseGaining in popularityMuch healthier than the mexican counterpartIt's basically a big sushi rollA group of people pranked the world with a burritoThey got a justin bieber look alikeSat him on a benchHe ate a burrito sideways, like not from the topThe mission style burrito was invented in San FranciscoFrom the mission district in san franciscoMost popular style of burrito in the USBurritos first came to the US officially in the 1930’sThey were first added to the menu at El Cholo Spanish Café in Los AngelesThe record for fastest burrito eaten was 44 secondsLeah ShutkeverFrom Birmingham, UKSet in May of 2019
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