Ferde Grofe William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-6-21

Ferde Grofe was born in 1892 in New York City and is one of the world’s great composers.

Among his works is the Grand Canyon Suite.

In 1950, he scored Rocketship X-M, a B movie starring Lloyd Bridges and Noah Beery Jr., that would one day be mocked on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Ferde Grofe William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-6-21

 

Ferde Grofe William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-6-21

First Chocolate Easter Egg — William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-3-21

The first chocolate Easter egg was produced in 1873 by legendary British confectioner Fry’s.

First Chocolate Easter Egg — William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-3-21
First Chocolate Easter Egg

Maryland once claimed Philadelphia William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-1-21

Maryland once claimed Philadelphia as its own. Imagine a state with Philadelphia and Baltimore. Now imagine Pennsylvania without Philadelphia. Oh the things that could have been.

Maryland once claimed Philadelphia William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-1-21
Maryland once claimed Philadelphia as its own. Imagine a state with Philadelphia and Baltimore. Now imagine Pennsylvania without Philadelphia. Oh the things that could have been.

Mantis Shrimp William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-27-21

The mantis shrimp may be but four inches long but don’t mess with it. It packs a punch with same velocity as a gunshot from a .22 caliber rifle.

Mantis Shrimp William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-27-21
The mantis shrimp may be but four inches long but don't mess with it. It packs a punch with same velocity as a gunshot from a .22 caliber rifle.

Shot of vodka William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-15-21

A shot of vodka — 80 proof –has 96 calories, but there are no carbs, sugar or fat. Of course there are no vitamins, proteins or fiber either.

If you want to make it healthy you must add tomato juice. Or orange juice, whatever your preference.

Shot of vodka William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-15-21
A shot of vodka -- 80 proof --has 96 calories, but there are no carbs, sugar or fat. Of course there are no vitamins, proteins or fiber either.

Charles Dawes William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-12-21

Charles Dawes was the vice president under Calvin Coolidge, and created the Dawes Plan which successfully ended an international crisis caused by the World War I reparations forced on Germany, and for which he won a Nobel Peace Prize.

His most memorable achievement, however, may be the melody for Tommy Edwards 1958 number 1 It’s All in the Game.

Dawes wrote the music in 1911 as Melody in A Major which was itself a popular tune in the 19teens and early 20s.

Dawes can be consider an ur-Buckaroo Banzai.

Charles Dawes William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-12-21
Charles Dawes was the vice president under Calvin Coolidge, and was the creator of the Dawes Plan which successfully ended

Oldest Boat William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-11-21

The oldest boat — at least known boat — is the Pesse canoe, which is a dugout canoe discovered in 1955 during the the construction of the Dutch A28 motorway. It is estimated to have been built between 8040 and 7510 B.C. This doesn’t mean that there weren’t older boats, though. Wood rots.

Oldest Boat William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-11-21
The oldest boat -- at least known boat -- is the Pesse canoe, which is a dugout canoe discovered in 1955 during the the construction of the Dutch A28

Pistachios Stay Fresh William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-8-21

Pistachios stay fresh up to a year in a refrigerator or up to 3 years in the freezer, whether shelled or unshelled.

Pistachios Stay Fresh William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-8-21
Pistachios stay fresh up to a year in a refrigerator or up to 3 years in the freezer, whether shelled or unshelled.

Every state except Maine William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-5-21

Every state except Maine William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-5-21

Every state except Maine, Rhode Island, Alaska and Hawaii is home to at least one species of venomous snake. Pennsylvania has three: the timber rattlesnake, the endangered eastern massauga rattlesnake and the copperhead. Remember, Robert James, check the eyes. If they are elliptical it is poisonous, round it is not.

Every state except Maine William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-5-21

 

Every state except Maine, Rhode Island, Alaska and Hawaii is home to at least one species of venomous snake. Pennsylvania has three: the timber rattlesnake,