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In 1943, Colorado broom factory worker Mary Babnik Brown saw an advertisement in a Pueblo newspaper asked for blond hair. It had to be at least 22 inches long, not been treated with chemicals or hot irons. Brown had never cut her hair, which she combed twice a day and washed twice a week…
The first conscript in World War II was the son of the first conscript in World War I. Alden C. Flagg Jr., of Boston, held the first number drawn in the U.S. peacetime draft lottery of 1940. His father, Alden C. Flagg, had drawn the first number in the draft of 1917.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Amiens, built in the Middle Ages, covers 8,500 square yards and took 137 years to complete. When it was completed, the entire population of the city, around 10,000, could attend the same service.
A facts list about everyone’s favorite ingredient: sugar
- Brazil is the largest sugar consumer
- A traditional African tribal remedy puts sugar on cut and wounds. Sugar kills the bacteria that causes pain and inhibits the healing process.
- How to manufacture cane sugar granules from the sugar cane…
The American Elm used to be everywhere in the US. It was wide, fast-growing, tall enough to leave lines untouched. The elm was the symbol of endurance until it was nearly wiped out by Dutch Elm Disease. Introduced accidentally in the 1930s, the disease spread through beetles and over fifty years killed all of America’s elms — 100 million trees. A Dutch elm disease-resistant tree was introduced since the 1990s. Perhaps one day, American streets will be lined with elms again.