Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (8/14/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Monday, August 14th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. Irving Berlin is the only Oscar-winner in history who presented the award to themselves.  He won Best Original Song in 1943 for writing “White Christmas” in the movie “Holiday Inn”.  He later said that opening the envelope was extremely awkward.  So, the rules were changed the following year to prevent it from ever happening again.
  2. “Herpes” is an ancient Greek word that means “creeping.”  The disease got the name because the blisters would creep across your skin.
  3. Powdered wigs became popular in the late 1500s because so many men were losing their hair due to syphilis.
  4. The founder of Kodak, George Eastman, hated that months had different numbers of days.  So he made the company operate on a 13-month calendar, with 28 days in each, and two left over.  He called the 13th month “Sol.”  It sounds crazy, but the company used the 13-month calendar from 1928 to 1989.
  5. Volkswagen has its own brand of sausage in Germany and they sell more sausages than cars.

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

 

(Wikipedia / Bioentymology / Gizmodo / Mental Floss / CNET)

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