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August 6, 2020
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July 24, 2020

Who is Jim Thorpe?

Jim Thorpe became the first native American to ever win a gold medal in the 1912 Summer Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden. He won two gold medals, in the Pentathlon and the Decathlon. Less than a year later it was discovered that he had played minor league baseball prior to the 1912 games, thus removing his amateur status. He was forced to return his gold medals.

 

Worshipping onions

Ancient Egyptians worshiped the onion and viewed it as a symbol of eternal life. When burying the Pharaohs, they would be buried with onions alongside them.

 

What is Cenosillicaphobia?

Cenosillicaphobia is a real thing and it affects many people. What is it exactly? It is the fear of an empty beer glass

 

Why is it called a piano?

The piano was invented in Italy in the early 1700s by Bartolomeo Cristofori. The original name for this new instrument was “piano et forte,” which means ‘soft and loud.’ Cristofori then shortened it to piano

 

Highest selling gaming console

The winner is, the Sony Playstation 2! With sales crossing the 155+ million units sold mark, the Playstation 2 (also known as PS2) currently ranks as the highest selling game console of all-time.