Ponder PointsSo how did we come to think of a ' clue' as a hint for something' ...
If you had gone to India a few years ago looking for Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, people would probably have told you they had never heard of anyone by that name. Now, if you'd asked where you could find Mother Teresa, they would have known whom you really meant. When you...read more
Nine-year-old Milton Sirotta was the first to describe the number 1 followed by 100 zeros as a googol in 1940. Now everyone knows...... All battleships have been named for states, except for one. The USS Kearsarge, which was launched during the Civil War and sank in...read more
So if you were thinking that the Model T Ford was the first mass-produced vehicle, you'd be wrong.it was the Model N' cost $500 in 1906. Speaking of Ford Motor cars.all Fords were black until 1925' then you could get them in green and maroon as well as black. Coke as...read more
The poet Emma Lazarus's best-known work is called The New Colossus. Never heard of it' Yes, you have, it's the one that includes the line.' Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be free. On the Statue of Liberty. You knew that. And you think...read more
Tough job, but someone had to do it..In 1811 DeWitt Clinton managed to serve as a senator for the state of New York, Mayor of New York City and the Lt. Governor for the State of New York. So what you ask' Well, he did all three at the same time. Of course you knew...read more
Just so you'll know..the elephant is the only mammal that can't jump' oh, yes and did I mention that they are also the only mammals with four knees' Julius Caesar was so concerned over the traffic congestion in Rome that he was forced to ban all wheeled vehicles from...read more