America’s largest mass lynching occurred on March 14, 1891 when 11 Italian immigrants were so murdered in New Orleans. The vile act helped motivate President Benjamin Harrison’s declaration the next year that Columbus Day should be nationally observed as part of the 400th anniversary of the discovery — please don’t argue –of America.
The first group to oppose the celebration of Columbus Day was the Ku Klux Klan.
Largest Mass Lynching William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-8-18
Writing started in Sumer about 5400 years ago.
Writing started William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-5-18
Four-fifths of the body of an electric eel is devoted to producing electric discharges.
Body of an electric eel William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-4-18
You can beat polygraph tests by flexing your muscle under the blood pressure cuff but that might be risky as the investigator might pick up on it. Better ways would be to bite your tongue to put a tack in your shoe.
Beat polygraph tests William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-3-18
The gray catbird is the only member of the genus Dumetella.
Gray catbird William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-2-18
You hoping for October to be warm? Be careful what you wish for. Folklore says that a warm October means a cold February.
Warm October William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-1-18
Swordfish vs Sharks — Swordfish and mako sharks are natural enemies. Both are among the fastest species of fish. The mako will try to make a meal of the swordfish. It often fails. Broken-off swordfish swords have been found in the heads of dead mako sharks.
Swordfish vs Sharks William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-29-18
Britain’s universal carrier a.k.a. the Bren gun carrier is the most produced armored fighting vehicle. About 113,000 were made between 1940 and 1960.
Bren gun carrier William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-28-18
Maybe you have heard of the city of Susa. It was an important place in its day in what is now Iran. It was founded in 4200 B.C. and lasted 5,400 years.
Eight hundred years ago — that would be 1218 — it was destroyed by Mongols and never rebuilt. It’s kind of sad.
Susa William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-27-18
What is isinglass is as in “isinglass curtains you can roll right down in case there’s a change in the weather”? It’s a collagen obtained from dried fish bladders. It’s semi-transparent and was used as window in the earliest cars since they didn’t shatter.
There is no record, however, of them being used on fringed surreys in Oklahoma in the 1890s.
Isinglass is used today as a clarifier for beer and wine. Some vegetarians consider isinglass unsuitable for their diets.
isinglass William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-26-18