Trivia / Knowledge

Does the Krampus roam the U.S?

In recent years Krampus themed parties and traditional Krampuslauf processions have begun to appear in American cities like Portland, Oregon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Ypsilanti, Michigan.

What's unique about goose familes?

A rarity in birds, geese are among the very few in which the family stays together at the end of the breeding season. Parents and the young raised during the summer establish strong family bonds and do not break up for about a year. In the fall, ...

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 ...