In today’s social media and technology-driven world, text heavy articles, news postings, and personal messages have gone by the wayside.  Almost anything posted online, even just random musings, includes a photo or video, enhancing the viewer’s understanding of the sub...

Are you generally superstitious? Do you consider Friday the 13th an “unlucky” day? If so, you suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia!

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the scientific term for the fear some folks have of the date Friday the 13th. But where did this fear come from?...

Rumor has it that today marks the anniversary of Rome being founded in 753 BC. According to legend, it was the birth of the twins Romulus and Remus that kicked off a series of events that resulted in a King ousting a brother, whose daughter, impregnated by the war God...

Is it all OK?

On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.  ...

January 25, 2017

On this day in 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan” and it was the largest diamond ever discovered.

The ston...

September 22, 2016

Whether you live north of the equator, east of the Greenwich Meridian line, in the southern hemisphere, or in the western part of the globe, you are currently celebrating an equinox. Here in the Unites States, we are gearing up for fall, saying “so long to sweat and he...

September 19, 2016

Remember when Sherlock Holmes told his assistant Watson that his method of deductive investigating was “Elementary, my Dear, Watson.” What exactly did that mean? Well, to “deduct” is to reduce something complex into smaller parts and find the “clues” there that will so...