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A Brief History On May 25, 1521, the Diet of Worms ended, resulting in the Edict of Worms which declared Martin Luther an outlaw. Not only was this “Diet” not related to what people eat or do not eat, the “Worms” portion of the title has nothing to do with the slimy critters we use as fish bait. Today we discuss 5 titles, names, or things that are just not what they seem to be at first glance. Digging Deeper 1. Diet of Worms, 1521. In this case the word “Diet” refers to an assembly of religious leaders gathered in…

A Brief History On May 16, 1960, a scientist at Hughes Research Laboratories in California, Theodore Maiman, operated the world’s first optical laser, a red (ruby) coherent light beam. We have published 2 articles about lasers (“November 14, 1967: The LASER is Patented” and “March 22, 1960: When Were Lasers Invented?”) and another article titled “Things That Did Not Exist (Or Were Different) on July 1, 1957” and today we list another 10 things that were not around when this author was born. (January 1957.) Digging Deeper 1. Video Games. Although rudimentary efforts to construct some sort of electronic video…

A Brief History On July 1, 1957, the International Geophysical Year began.  The IGY was a cooperative scientific effort by 67 countries (there were under 100 countries in the world then, 200 now).  In an effort to minimize Cold War tensions, scientists from these countries would work in harmony for the advancement of mankind.  The IGY would last until December 31, 1958 (which you may notice is more than 1 year).  Things were different then, and here we point out 20 things that did not yet exist or were different then as opposed to now.  What items would you include? Digging Deeper 20. Mobile…

A Brief History On June 4, 1411, King Charles IV of France granted a monopoly to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon for the ripening of Roquefort cheese. Today, what we call “bleu cheese” is basically Roquefort cheese that is not from Roquefort, as only the cheese from that original location is allowed to bear that name. Many good things have come from France (uh-oh, do we need a sequel list?) and Roquefort/bleu cheese is just one of them. Here we list 10 of the absolute best things from France. There are so many people and things to consider any list is…

A Brief History While you have a plethora of options to feed your dog today, things were not the same before. In fact, if we look back in history, it was the mid-1800s when the world saw its first pet food, particularly for dogs.  Prior to being a domestic animal, dogs survived mostly on a carnivorous diet, but James Spratt, an American electrician, made the first dog foods using wheat meals, meat, and vegetables. Nowadays, several pet food companies are producing canine foods commercially, but are these foods safe for your puppy? Probably not. That is why it is crucial…

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