Although used earlier by French writers, the term Industrial Revolution was first popularized by the English economic historian Arnold Toynbee to describe Britain’s economic development from 1760 to 1840. https://www.britannica.com/event/Industrial-Revolution AdvertisementsRead more "Fun fact 07/12/2018"
Since 1938, the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco has washed every coin that passes through its cafe, restaurants and bars. This tradition started so that ladies’ white gloves would not become tarnished. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Coin-washer-keeps-Westin-St-Francis-change-shiny-2518445.phpRead more "Fun fact 07/11/2018"
Basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard’s basketball number is 0 because he is from Oakland. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfgate.com/warriors/amp/Blazers-Damian-Lillard-returns-to-Oakland-High-10802677.phpRead more "Fun fact 07/09/2018"
Parsley is used for urinary tract infections, kidney stones, gastrointestinal disorders, constipation, jaundice, intestinal gas, indigestion, colic, diabetes, cough, asthma, fluid retention, osteoarthritis, anemia, high blood pressure, prostate conditions, and spleen conditions. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-792/parsleyRead more "Fun fact 07/04/2018"
Blotto! (1917) An upper-class slang word used in the first half of the 20th century for “drunk”. The analogy is probably with blotting paper, which soaks up ink as a person soaks up drink. Example — Freddie, hung over, in the opening chapter of Wodehouse’s “Jill the Reckless” (1920): “I was possibly a little blotto. Not whiffled, […]Read more "Fun fact 07/03/2018"