Archive for November, 2013

November 14, 2013


Dr. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.


November 12, 2013


Binney & Smith, maker of Crayola Crayons, produces an average of five million crayons daily and 2 billion crayons each year. If they made just one large crayon, it would be 35 feet wide and 400 feet long.


November 10, 2013


In February 1923, Jockey Frank Hayes suffered a fatal heart attack while riding his horse Sweet Kiss in a race at Belmont Park in New York City. Despite his sudden death, Hayes somehow remained in the saddle long enough for the 20–1 long shot to cross the finish line in first place, making him the only jockey to ride to victory after his own death.


November 5, 2013


An Irish physician named Sir Hans Sloane is the inventor of chocolate milk. He  came up with it while he was traveling through Jamaica.  Locals in Jamaica drank cocoa with water, something that Sloane found  nauseating. He saw promise in the drink, however, and decided to find ways to make it more acceptable.  He struck gold when he managed to mix it with milk.  He brought back his chocolate milk recipe with him to England, where it was manufactured and sold by apothecaries as medicine.


November 4, 2013


When you lie the temperature of your nose rises, it is known as the “Pinocchio Effect”.