Archive for the History Category

Eating Based On Labels, Bonnie And Clyde Auction And British Badger’s Battle.

Posted in Animals, Around The World, Auction, Duos, Food And Drink, History, Science, United States, Wildlife on 26/09/2012 by 1812

Experiments conducted by University of Michigan marketing professor Aradhna Krishna indicate people will eat more of an item labeled “medium” as opposed to “large,” even though they’re actually the same size.

Clyde Barrow’s Colt .45 and Bonnie Parker’s .38 Special are among a number of items from the infamous duo going up for auction.

A battle is underway in Britain over the eradication of 70 percent of the badger’s population in two separate areas.



Banking On Time, Mes Aynak And Charlotte Ross.

Posted in Around The World, Economy, Employment, History, Religion, United States, Women on 22/09/2012 by 1812

With its unemployment at roughly 25 percent, Spain has seen a dramatic rise in the number of time banks.

Mes Aynak is an ancient site in Afghanistan that may be destroyed at the end of this year to make way for a copper mine.

For almost 50 years, Charlotte Ross, 87, has been a crossing guard in Alexandria, Virginia, making her the longest one serving in that role.

Wild Rice Festival, Child Marriage In Niger And Secret Service Code Names.

Posted in Agriculture, Around The World, Celebrations, Children, Food And Drink, History, Leaders, Native Americans, United States on 16/09/2012 by 1812

Celebrating an old Native American tradition, the Wild Rice Festival in Roseville, Minnesota runs through the end of this month.

Niger has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, with one out of every three girls marrying before the age of 15.

President Obama’s Secret Service code name is Renegade, Ted Kennedy’s was Sunburn.

Inkwell, Superbug And Marines Awarded.

Posted in Around The World, Awards, Beaches, Children, Diseases, Health, History, Military, Social Issues, United States on 15/09/2012 by 1812

Unlike other beaches, the Inkwell was a stretch of Santa Monica’s shore where African Americans felt safe.

An antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae has claimed its seventh victim.

Evicting Taliban insurgents from a wide area of southern Afghanistan has garnered the troops of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade the Presidential Unit Citation.

Reflecting Berries, Fighting Their Demons And Taking To The Streets For Independence.

Posted in Around The World, History, Plants, Protests, Social Issues, Sport, United States, Veterans, War on 11/09/2012 by 1812

The blue berries of the tropical Pollia condensata plant reflect 30 percent of the light that hits them.

Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans are using mixed martial arts to fight the demons that followed them home.

Protestors by the thousands will take to the streets of Catalonia today searching for their independence.

Picasso Piece Looking For A Home, “Dormoy Bathtub” And Fight The New Drug.

Posted in Airplanes, Art, History, Inventions, Museums, Non-Profits, Social Issues, United States on 10/09/2012 by 1812

The Museum of Arts, History and Science in Evansville, Indiana has discovered a Pablo Picasso piece in storage, but cannot afford the insurance to keep it.

Ed Kusmirek has built an exact replica of a 1924 “Dormoy Bathtub.”

Fight The New Drug is up against a formidable foe in pornography.


Dabba Wallahs, Grindstone Island And RIP Malcolm Browne.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Cemeteries, Food And Drink, History, RIP, Uncategorized, United States on 28/08/2012 by 1812

Deliverymen in Mumbai are called dabba wallahs.

The people of Grindstone Island see to the proper burial of their loved ones.

Famously known for his 1963 photo of a fiery Budhdist Monk protesting against the South Vietnamese government, Malcolm Browne has passed away.



Nanjing Road, Wasted Food In The United States And RIP Ivan.

Posted in Animals, Around The World, Environment, Food And Drink, History, RIP, Uncategorized, United States on 22/08/2012 by 1812

The most exciting place to be on Shanghai summer nights is Nanjing Road.

According to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40% of U.S. food is wasted.

Ivan the gorilla lived a long and storied life before passing away yesterday in Atlanta.



Jatropha, Changing A Battery And “Happy Valley” Cemetery.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Cemeteries, Environment, History, Trees, Uncategorized, United States on 21/08/2012 by 1812

Jatropha was once thought to be a viable source of biofuel.

A company in Palo Alto, California has created a network of car battery replacement stations in Denmark and Israel.

There are 8,000 graves in Hong Kong cemetery, one of the city’s oldest Christian cemeteries.


Schwenker, The Whipped Cream Lady And Leaving Your Phone With Eva.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Cellphones, Definitions, Food And Drink, History, Marketing, Models, Music on 16/08/2012 by 1812

In the Mosel Valley in western Germany, and its next-door neighbor state Saarland, a schwenker means three different things: a cut of pork, the person who grills it and the grill itself.

The Whipped Cream Lady, a.k.a. Dolores Erickson is now 76-years-old.

If you leave your smartphone with Eva Restaurant’s receptionist while dining, you will receive a 5 percent discount.

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