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The Town Called Nothing
There is a town in Arizona, USA called Nothing. The town of Nothing was founded in 1977 by “a bunch of drunks” and the entire population ran a gas station and a garage. There was a flatbed truck at the gas station that used to sell rocks and minerals as souvenirs. Nothing was abandoned in […]Read more
Amarican Slavery – The First American Slave Owner...
Without a doubt one of the darkest chapters in American history would be that of slavery. Slaves, who were black people from Africa, were bought and sold like cattle, and forced to work their entire life for their owners. There was no limitation on age or gender or the hours they would work. But slavery […]Read more
Uncle Sam Was A Meat Packer
Uncle Sam, the national personification of the American government was actually a meat packer from Troy, New York. Prior to the war of 1812 the national personification of the United States was Brother Jonathan, Johnny Reb (Johnny Rebel). So how did Uncle Sam Come about? Well Uncle Sam is regarded as a symbol of the United […]Read more
Urine For Gunpowder
As surprising that it is that one of the ingredients of dynamite is peanuts, urine was actually used to create gunpowder. The gunpowder that was produced with urine was the black powder, not the current smokeless powders used in ammunition today. The process of producing gunpowder with urine was a lengthy one. The urine, which […]Read more
Art Was An Olympic Event For 36 Years
Beginning in the 1912 Stockholm Games art was an Olympic event. The pieces of work were required to be originals and based on a sports theme. It continued for 36 years until it was deemed a profession following the 1948 games. <source>Read more
Arizona’s Odd Weapons Law
In the United States the personal right to weapons is protected by the 2nd amendment to the constitution as part of the Bill of Rights. Individual states can make laws surrounding weapons, such as licencing, permits and magazine capacity for firearms, however it must not infringe upon the individuals right to bear arms. On the […]Read more
Al Gore’s Father Proposed A Radiation Belt For Ko...
Al Gore is well known as a conservationist. He has been a proponent for clean and renewable energy, recycling and reducing carbon pollution. Like his father before him, Al Gore entered politics as a Democrat. Despite Al Gores clean credentials, his father, Al Gore Senior, thought up possibly one of the most environmentally damaging proposals […]Read more
Australia Is The Only Continent Without An Active Volca...
This particular fact is open to interpretation. Australia is a very old continent with many volcanoes, all of which are now dormant or extinct. So that would mean that it is the only continent without any active volcanoes. Even Antarctica has active volcanoes, with the most recent eruption occurring in 2012. Now remember I […]Read more
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