Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (5/30/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Tuesday, May 30th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. More than 1.3 million soldiers have died fighting for America . . . including around 750,000 in the Civil War, or around 1-in-50 Americans at the time.  More than 400,000 American lives were lost in World War Two . . . more than 55,000 in Vietnam . . . and most recently, nearly 10,000 died in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  2. White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 . . . but now there are no locations in the entire state.
  3. The first satellite images on Google Maps weren’t taken by satellites . . . they were taken by planes.  And “Satellite” view was almost called “Bird Mode.”
  4. In the original myth, Pandora didn’t open a box . . . she opened a jar.  “Pandora’s box” comes from a bad translation that stuck.
  5. The Heisman Trophy is named after a football coach from the early 1900s named John Heisman.  His biggest contribution to the game was having the center snap the ball to the quarterback.  Before that, the center used to just put it on the ground.

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

 

(USA Today / Wikipedia / Mashable / Wikipedia / Mental Floss)

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