... Cole Porter, bactrachophobia, Wilma Flintstone
Cole Porter got a kick from fudge. He had nine pounds of it shipped to him each
month from his hometown.
At 840,000 square miles, Greenland, is the largest island in the world. It is three
times the size of Texas. By comparison, Iceland is only 39,800 square miles.
The revolving door was patented in 1888 by Theophilus Van Kannel to keep cold air
out of buildings in winter.
In 1903 Milton S. Hershey switched from making caramel to chocolate bars. Caramels
did not keep the imprint of his name, chocolate did.
Record Store Day is usually celebrated on the third Saturday in April.
The birthstone for April is the diamond, which symbolizes innocence.
Bactrachophobia is the fear of reptiles.
The first commercial ad aired on radio was for Hawthorne Court Real Estate in
Jackson Heights NY in 1921.
Napoleon designed the national flag of Italy
Ding Dong is a city in Texas.
JC Penny was a real person. His name was James Cash Penny.
Panophobia is the fear of everything.
Englishman Edwin Budding invented the lawnmower in 1830. He described it as
“machinery for the purpose of cropping or shearing the vegetable surface of lawns”.
Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal and Betty Rubble’s maiden name
was Betty Jean Mebricker.