Brain's Junk Box

An ode to generalists: A celebration of the adage "learn something new every day."

Permalink An average of 5.5 million Peeps are made every day.
Permalink Ohio’s state flag is technically a pennant. 
Permalink The first Earth Day was in 1970.
Permalink Discontinued Ben & Jerry’s flavors are laid to rest––with a headstone––at the company’s factory n Waterbury, Vt.
Permalink Scottish engineer James Watt coined the term horsepower to describe the efficacy of his engines.
Permalink In 1901, Annie Taylor became the first person to “conquer” Niagara Falls in a barrel. 
Permalink The first U.S. city to mandate recycling was Woodbury, N.J.
Permalink The ICEE was born when a Kansas Dairy Queen owner left his sodas in the freezer too long.
Permalink A hungover Wall Street worker invented Eggs Benedict.
Permalink Former Kansas Territory Governor James Denver is the namesake of Denver, Colo.