Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (12/8/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Friday, December 8th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. In December of 2014, “People” selected its first and only Sexiest Woman Alive:  Kate Upton.
  2. The steakhouse chain Smith & Wollensky got its name when the founder opened up the phone book and randomly picked two people’s last names.  The founder was a guy named Alan Stillman, and no one named Smith or Wollensky was ever involved.
  3. Otis Redding died in a plane crash in 1967 only three days after he recorded “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay”.
  4. The Hundred Years’ War between England and France really lasted 116 years:  From 1337 to 1453.
  5. The 1876 presidential election had the highest voter turnout of any election in history: 82.6% of eligible Americans voted.  It also had the smallest margin of victory ever.  Rutherford B. Hayes beat Samuel Tilden by only one electoral vote.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

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