Trivia / Knowledge

Where did sandlot baseball originate?

The term "sandlot baseball" originated in San Francisco. The term dates to the 1860s when a cemetery that stands where the Civic Center is now located was converted into a park. A sand hill was leveled to create a 17-acre park, which became known ...

Where was the world's first underground railway?

The world's first underground railway, between Paddington (Bishop's Road) and Farringdon Street - with trains hauled by steam engines - was opened by the Metropolitan Railway on January 10th 1863. The initial section was six km (nearly four miles)...

Why did Victorian turkeys wear boots?

In Victorian England, turkeys were popular for Christmas dinners. Some of the birds were raised in Norfolk, and taken to market in London. To get them to London, the turkeys were supplied with boots made of sacking or leather. The turkeys were ...

What's the most dangerous job?

Statistically speaking, the most dangerous job in the United States is that of sanitation worker. Firemen and policeman are a close second and third places, followed by leather tanners in fourth.