The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs ‘hated this guy at Microsoft’

Post First Published: 8/08/2022 Post Updated: 27/08/2022 Via https://www.theguardian.com/ – The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs ‘hated this guy at Microsoft’ – Samuel Gibbs 21 June 2017 If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or iPad. Recounting the storyContinue reading “The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs ‘hated this guy at Microsoft’”

The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.

7/08/2022 Figures analysed by the RAC Foundation show around 80 per cent of Britain’s 26 million homes were built with a front plot. Of these around seven million gardens are now concreted over to park cars rather than grow flowers-that’s an area equivalent to 100 Hype Parks or 72 Olympic Parks. Car parked for 96%Continue reading “The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.”

Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002.

7/08/2022 Red-faced Royal Marines have been forced to beat a hasty retreat after storming a Spanish beach resort instead of the fortress rock of Gibraltar. A map-reading glitch sent the 20-strong invasion force onto the beach at La Linea, the town on the frontier with the British colony, to the surprise of Spanish locals. TheContinue reading Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002.”

The inventor of Vaseline used to eat a spoonful of it every day.

Post First Published: 7/08/2022 1:17 PM Post First Updated: 20 September 2022 4:04 PM Sir Robert Augustus Chesebrough, (January 9, 1837 – September 8, 1933) was an American chemist. He discovered petroleum jelly, which he marketed as Vaseline, and founded the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company. Sir Robert Chesebrough started his career as a chemist who refined kerosene from the oil of theContinue reading “The inventor of Vaseline used to eat a spoonful of it every day.”

German chocolate cake was invented in Texas

Post First Published: July 3 2022 8:13 AM Post First Updated: October 2 2022 6:43 PM It may surprise you to learn that German Chocolate Cake is not actually German. (But don’t worry, it’s still very much chocolate and still very much cake.) And it’s also very Texan. Pecans aren’t historically found in the GermanContinue reading “German chocolate cake was invented in Texas”

The Lost Pilot Was So Expensive That The Chairman of ABC Was Fired For Green-Lighting The Project.

Post First Published: July 1 2022 11:19 PM Post First Updated: September 9 2022 11:58 AM Making a television pilot can be a costly process. Showrunners have a vested interest in making their pitch as interesting as possible, while still trying to save some money when they can. Over the years, a few particular TV pilots have become notoriousContinue reading “The Lost Pilot Was So Expensive That The Chairman of ABC Was Fired For Green-Lighting The Project.”

 99.99% Of All Commercially Grown Artichokes Are Grown In The State Of California.

Post First Published: June 19 2022 10:18 PM Post First Updated: September 30 2022 5:38 PM A Little About Artichoke And Their Origin Artichokes are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables that have been enjoyed for centuries. It’s been agreed generally by historians that artichoke is a native of the Mediterranean perennial plant. However, there have beenContinue reading ” 99.99% Of All Commercially Grown Artichokes Are Grown In The State Of California.”

Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s.

Jeremy Bender  Jan 11, 2016, 2:30 AM Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s. https://www.businessinsider.com/canada-and-denmark-whiskey-war-over-hans-island-2016-1 Far in the Arctic North lies the barren and desolate Hans Island.  The uninhabited half-square-mile island, possessing no apparent natural resources, is a bizarre sliver of territory for twoContinue reading “Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s.”

Queen Elizabeth II Was A Trained Mechanic.

Post First Published: May 16 2022 1:24 AM Post First Updated: September 10 2022 2:01 PM World War II began when the Queen was just teenager. Back then, her mother, also named Elizabeth, was known as the Queen consort and the Queen was Princess Elizabeth. Though many urged the Queen consort to evacuate her children, ElizabethContinue reading “Queen Elizabeth II Was A Trained Mechanic.”

The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health 

First Published 13th May 2022 10:13 PM Updated 12/08/2022 5:50 PM The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health – hence why we ‘raise a toast’. Read The Original National Geographic Article: Cheers: Celebration Drinking Is an Ancient Tradition https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/drinking-alcohol-culture A Toast to Toasting Sometimes toasting was a duty—in theContinue reading “The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health “

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