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. Known 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 of pieces of trivia about the renown mobster. Early Life and Childhood Gangs Born to Italian immigrant parents in...

What Do You Know About Stonehenge?

What Do You Know About Stonehenge?

Aug 10

Stonehenge captivates Ira Riklis and many people and has done so for generations. The mystery seems to deepen every time a new theory emerges or researches make a new discovery at Stonehenge. Recent discoveries seem captivating and yet, bring about new questions and interest in the fascinating stone monuments. Where did Stonehenge come from? What do we know about it? What recently reported...

Museum Trivia

Museum Trivia

Apr 21

Museums house our history and our art treasures. However, each of these special structures also has its own unique history that reflects its core mission. Built with special care, they draw visitors from all over the globe and are just as famous as the treasures that they hold. Museum Trivia Question 1: Which museum has the highest number of annual visitors? Answer: The Louvre Seen as a symbol of...

What’s In A Name

What’s In A Name

Jan 27

The surname Riklis is not a common name, in the United States, about one in ten million people have this as their surname and it ranks past the 600,000th most common surname. Riklis does appear more common in some countries, especially Israel, where there is a significant Jewish population bearing this surname. A few records for Riklis exist documenting emigration from other countries, however...

What do the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower have in common?

What do the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower have in common?

Oct 02

You could point out that each has become the symbol of the city in which it is placed. But essentially, it is the fact that they are both really tall, and whatever the reason for their height, they were rescued from destruction (The Eiffel Tower) or irrelevancy (The Empire State Building) by Radio. The Eiffel Tower was conceived as the centerpiece of the Paris Exposition of 1889, an exposition...

We are a diverse country.

We are a diverse country.

Sep 27

Originally, the United States, as implied by its name, was considered a loose affiliation of independent and sovereign states. Prior to the Constitution, which created a much tighter bond between the states, the states were governed by a rather weak document called the Articles of Confederation. There was little to no Federal power and a shipment of rice from South Carolina going overland to...