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...

What Do You Know About Stonehenge?

What Do You Know About Stonehenge?

Aug 10

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

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...