Beethoven and Mozart wrote glass armonica music. Unlike bifocals, though, this invention by Benjamin Franklin did not have staying power.
The Tang Dynasty abolished the death penalty way back in 747 A.D. It didn’t take. They restored it 12 years later.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-20-17
Oscar Wilde Jefferson Davis— Yoo hoo. Here’s something to make your favorite Social Justice Warrior’s head spin: British poet Oscar Wilde was a fan of the Confederacy.
It should be noted that while Wilde liked Rebel President Jefferson Davis, Davis didn’t like him.
Oscar Wilde Jefferson Davis William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 11-18-17
The world’s largest desert is Antarctica, which ironically has about 70 percent of the world’s fresh water.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-17-17
Six of 10 persons reuse the same internet password.
This is generally a bad thing.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-16-17
Captain Billy Wilford Fawcett — Fawcett Publications’ was the nursery for the authors who would rule the American literary world of the second half of the 20th century with a roster including John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson, Louis L’Amour, William Goldman and Kurt Vonnegut.
It was founded by Wilford Hamilton Fawcett who served as an army captain during World War I. He took on the sobriquet Captain Billy from whence came the name of the magazine of naughty jokes which led to its success: Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang.
If you should recognize the name it’s likely due to its reference in the song Trouble from Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man.
Captain Billy Wilford Fawcett
The original abbreviation for National Socialist Party in Germany was Nasos. Nazi, which sounds like the Austrian word for idiot, was coined by journalist Konrad Heiden who thought Hitler’s crowd were idiots.
Nasos William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 11-14-17
Cleopatra was born 2,560 years after the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. Now mull this: She died just 2,037 years before the iPhone was unveiled.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 11-13-17
Remington Arms World War I — Remington Arms is said to have provided more than half the guns used by the Allies in World War I even though the U.S. didn’t enter the war until the year before it ended. It’s factory in Bridgeport, CT was arguably the largest in the world in 1917.
Remington Arms World War I William Lawrence Omnibit 11-11-17
Fishermen in the Atlantic are still injured by dredging mustard gas canisters dumped after the various wars.