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A Brief History On April 6, 2018, a bus carrying a junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, crashed into a semi-tractor trailer near Armley, Saskatchewan, leaving 10 members of the team dead and also killing an additional 6 persons.  Another 13 people were injured, but the driver of the semi survived.  In spite of the horrific cost in lives, this particular tragedy was not among the absolute worst in the history of Canada.  Today we remember some of those terrible traffic accidents that rank among the worst in Canadian history.  Among the worst Canadian…

A Brief History On April 1, 2016, we published an article using made up “scientific” names of fish in a pathetic effort to be funny.  (This author, according to most people, is not funny.  I beg to differ…)  Today we take a look at the common name of some real life fish in fresh and salt water.  Feel free to nominate others that you believe should be on such a list.  Sometimes people butcher the names of fish and create their own stupid/funny names, a fact I learned working part-time at an aquarium store.  Examples are “African American Cichlids” when…

A Brief History On March 31, 2018, we published an article about “Jerks of the Month,” a topic we have touched upon from time to time.  Today, we modify our approach to discuss only those jerks as they relate to our coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is killing people across the country and the world and threatens to destroy our economy.  This pandemic is serious business and it needs serious people to beat the sneaky illness, NOT Jerks!  (Feel free to add your own nominees to our list or to dispute those persons we have cited.)  See our other article “What…

A Brief History On March 29, 1911, the Colt M1911 .45 ACP caliber semi-automatic pistol became the standard pistol of the US Army.  We used this historical event for our impetus to write an article in 2016 titled, “Top Ten Must have Calibers for the “Apocalypse.””  Little did we know back in 2016 that many places in the United States would be shutting down gun stores and ammunition sales because of the spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  While we may still be a long way from an “apocalypse” that may never happen, we are a lot closer to a catastrophic event…

A Brief History On March 26, 2020, not only Popeye the Sailor Man but all Americans should be celebrating National Spinach Day.  Loaded with water soluble vitamins, iron, calcium antioxidants, and other nutrients, eat it raw to gain the maximum benefit from its nutrition.  In honor of this special day and this special dark green leafy vegetable, we offer several ways for you to enjoy spinach and to celebrate this holiday.  Feel free to share other spinach ideas with the rest of us! Digging Deeper Watch Popeye cartoons and/or the movie. Popeye and his buddy Wimpy, his girlfriend Olive Oyl,…

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