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How long have there been Christmas trees?

Christmas trees are known to have been popular in Germany as far back as the sixteenth century. In England, they became popular after Queen Victoria's husband Albert, who came from Germany, made a tree part of the celebrations at Windsor Castle. ...

How long have people used chemicals to get high?

Using chemicals to get "high" isn't as new as one may think. Nitrous oxide was discovered in 1800. When inhaled, it was found to give a giddy, intoxicated feeling and to release the emotions. People laughed inanely, so it was called "laughing gas....

How large was 'The Boston Nation?'

"The Boston Nation," a newspaper published in Ohio during the mid-nineteenth century, had pages seven and a half feet long and five and a half feet wide. It required two people to hold the paper in proper reading position.

When did G.I. Joe make his triumphant return?

By 1982 G.I. Joe was back on store shelves, albeit in a downsized version produced at the size of the wildly popular Star Wars action figures. The "Adventure Team" idea was modified and combined with the original military theme of the early action...

Should you drink "comet wine?"

Portuguese wine bottled in 1811 is called "comet wine." Its excellent quality is believed to be due to the Great Comet of that year. The term "comet wine" is often used for any wine made in the year of an important comet.