Lutefisk: What Is It and Why Do People Eat It?

We’re talking about lutefisk today. As someone of Scandinavian descent, who grew up in a town nicknamed Little Norway, lutefisk has been a part of my life since I was born, despite the fact that I’ve only eaten it once. Lutefisk is a traditional Scandinavian fish dish made with cod or other whitefish. The cod is soaked in water for […]

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Premieres

Today is the 50th anniversary of the original airing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Here are some things you may not have known about the animated television special. The idea for the special came about in April 1965 when television producer Lee Mendelson was trying to sell a documentary on Charles Schulz’s comic strip “Peanuts.” Advertisers and television networks weren’t […]

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Death of John Lennon

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. Here are some things you may not have known about that horrible day. John Lennon and Yoko Ono had spent the day participating in a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Following the photo shoot, Lennon gave a radio interview and then headed […]

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Instant Replay is Used for the First Time

On this date in 1963, the first instant replay during a sporting event was shown on television. Here are some things you may not have known about the technology. The first replay of any type to be shown on television was during a 1955 Hockey Night in Canada broadcast by the CBC. In that instance the network used a quick-turnaround […]

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Burger King Opens For Business in 1954

On this date in 1954, the first Burger King restaurant opened in Miami, Florida. Here are some things you may not have known about the fast-food chain. It was the successor to the failed Insta-Burger King chain of restaurants founded a year earlier in Jacksonville, Florida. The original chain was created after its founders visited the original McDonald’s location in […]

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