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Feb 29, 2016


Today is not March 1st, in case you’re just waking up, It’s still February, at least according to the Gregorian calendar. 

Every four years, with some exceptions, February has an extra day to help account for the difference between a calendar year and the time it actually takes the Earth to orbit the sun or...

Feb 26, 2016
The tag from a pair of Levi's 501s. (Image from denim inc.)

187 years ago today, Levi Strauss was born in what is now Germany.

Here are a few things you may not have known about the man whose name has become synonymous with blue jeans.

At the age of 18, Strauss moved to the United States with his mother and two...

Feb 25, 2016

By Jon SullivanThe original uploader was Y6y6y6 at English Wikipedia - from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain,
A bowl of New England clam chowder (Photo by Jon Sullivan via Wikimedia Commons)

Today is National Clam Chowder Day in the United States.

Here are a few facts about clam chowder that you may not have known.

First, chowder is a soup, but not all soups are chowders. Chowder is a type of soup made with dairy products...

Feb 24, 2016


On this date in 1980, the United States ice hockey team won the gold medal during the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

Here are some things you may not have known about the “Miracle on Ice.”

The 1980  Olympics were the second winter games held in Lake Placid. The 1932 Winter Olympics, the first held...

Feb 23, 2016

United States Marine Corps War Memorial by Felix de Weldon at night. By Catie Drew -, Public Domain,
United States Marine Corps War Memorial by Felix de Weldon at night. (Photo by Catie Drew via Wikimedia Commons)

On this date in 1945, five United States Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

Here are some things you may not...