9 Surprising Facts About The Rain

9 Surprising Facts About The Rain

Feb 06

It’s raining outside right now. It’s pouring, actually, but this old man isn’t snoring. I’m sitting at my computer with a snifter of brandy, musing on the rain as it taps fitfully at the window beside me. What do we know about the rain? Are there any facts untapped, mysteries that could unfold before us? Here are six of the most surprising rain facts I could dig...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens

Jan 11

Chickens have been domesticated for between 8,000 and 10,000 years, but I’d bet there are still some fascinating facts you don’t know about our feathered friends. Here are 6 of the most surprising things to know about Gallus gallus domesticus, the humble barnyard chicken. 1. Chickens Over Everything At an estimated population of 25 billion, there are more chickens in the...

10 Fun Facts About Rhode Island

10 Fun Facts About Rhode Island

Dec 11

Rhode Island may be small in size, but it’s big on history! Us trivia buffs love to learn the secrets of the places we live, so here are 10 amazing facts you’d never guess about our nation’s smallest state. 1. Hasbro Is Headquartered Here Rhode Island doesn’t have much industry anymore, beyond the headquarters for Fidelity’s investments division, but the state is...

The Wampanoag Tribe And The First Thanksgiving

The Wampanoag Tribe And The First Thanksgiving

Nov 22

Picture the first Thanksgiving and you likely envision Pilgrims and local Indians enjoying a Thanksgiving feast of turkey and stuffing. The food served that day was probably not what your family enjoys on Thanksgiving. What did they eat and who shared the first Thanksgiving? Learn about the feast and some trivia about the real first Thanksgiving.  Was Turkey Really Served? Although turkey is the...

How Much Do You Know About Al Capone?

How Much Do You Know About Al Capone?

Oct 08

Mention Al Capone and visions of a vicious gangster likely come to mind. Trivia and facts you probably did not know about Al Capone likely contribute to the mystique and Hollywood-style fame of one of the most notorious gangsters of his time. Ira Riklis delves into some pieces of trivia about the infamous mobster. Early Life and Childhood Gangs Born to Italian immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New...