William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-26-14
Prisoners have a lot of time on their hands. That is one explanation of why so many novels are written in jail cells. Name one? Okay, Cervantes was doing time when he started writing “Don Quixote.”
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-25-14
The Folies-Bergere theater in New York began offering air conditioning in the summer of 1911.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-24-14
Yes Anthony, cricket’s chirps fluctuates with the temperature. Count the chirps for 15 seconds and add 37, and you will know the approximate outdoor temperature in Fahrenheit.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-23-14
Some $10 million worth of Food Stamps were issued in 1962.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-21-14
Solstice as in summer solstice means “sun stand still” in Latin.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-20-14
Phew! It was against the law to take a bath in Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries.
(Don’t laugh too hard. It remains illegal to take a bath in Boston unless ordered so by a physician according to many sites on the web.)
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-19-14
Yes Miranda, Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor was America’s first woman dentist. She opened her practice in 1861 in Cincinnati.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-18-14
About 1.8 million children disappeared from their homes in 1983. Government officials said thousands were abducted and were never heard from or reunited with their families.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-17-14
The oldest song written in English? Probably that real oldie “Judas” written in the 1200s.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-16-14
A Connecticut firm called Skunks Unlimited back in 1983 developed a protective spray device that squirted skunk scent instead of tear gas.