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Calendar of Cool: First Ice Cream Factory Opens

Calendar of Cool: First Ice Cream Factory Opens

On June 15, 1851, chef Jacob Fusseli opened the first ice cream factory in the world. The United States now leads the world in ice-cream production, churning out 1.6 billion gallons a year, all thanks to that humble Pennsylvania factory. In modern factories, scientists and engineers spend countless hours making sure the ice cream is

Fun Fact Friday: Random Fun Facts!

While writing Fun Fact Friday, I encounter lots of fun facts that are interesting, but don’t necessarily require an entire article. With that in mind, here are some of the random fun facts I’ve collected! Goats’ eyes have horizontal and somewhat rectangular pupils. In Britain, they call underwear “pants” and they call pants “trousers”. Crickets’

Mousey Monday – Black History Month

Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  February is Black History Month in the United States, and Canada. The annual observance is also known as African-American History Month. The month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first celebration of Black

Fun Fact Friday: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie!

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the now-famous story of when she was considering quitting Star Trek, after the conclusion of the show’s first season. While she enjoyed being on the show, she

Fun Fact Friday: Edison’s greatest invention is retiring this year!

Did you know that Thomas Edison’s greatest invention (phonograph aside), the incandescent light bulb, is being retired this year? It’s true! As of 2014, the standard light bulbs that we all grew up with are going away for good. This is due to the fact that they aren’t energy efficient. 75% of the energy a

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