The True Story of P.T. Barnum and Jenny Lind
The hidden history behind Nipper, one of the most famous dogs in the world
I’m assuming this company wasn’t named after Dutch Reformed clergyman Albertus van Raalte, but maybe?
Nope. It’s was Emanuel van Raalte. Oh well.
I tried, but can’t quite make out the artist’s signature. Probably not Walt Disney.
“Do… or do not. There is no try.” — Winston Churchill
John Bartlett’s “Familiar Quotations” was first printed in 1855. It’s still in print (many versions later), but it has also made the leap into the app world.
Dandy, Handy and Candy were later replaced by Sugar Bear.
Sugar Crisp is now known as Golden Crisp, because that’s much healthier.
Three ingredients: roasted wheat bran, wheat and molasses.
Postum was developed by C. W. Post, the Grape-Nuts guy.
Owl fun facts!
How Wheaties Became the ‘Breakfast of Champions’
Art by Irwin Caplan (“Cap”), illustrator/painter/designer/cartoonist. Wanna see his house?
Johnny Mize was a left-handed Hall of Famer. At last check, some of Johnny Mize’s baseball cards go for over $7,700 on eBay.
What was it like to get a monkey in the mail? Find out here!
A little bit on Fairman Wallace “Wally” Taber here and here. Dude studied photography with Ansel Adams.
The history of Tupperware parties. Did you know about Earl Tupper and his savior, Brownie Wise?
Thank you, Ann and Bismarck Antique Mall, for thinking of me when you found this gem.
Snow Bikes have been around in one form or another for 100 years or so.
The conversion kits cost a little bit more these days.