The United States celebrates Women’s History Month in March. On March 8th specifically, women are celebrated around the world for International Women’s Day. Women have played a vital role throughout history by pushing society forward through innovation, inventions, and inspiration.
Here are 9 inventions you may not know were created by women.
February is Black History Month: a time for recognizing the incredible achievements of African Americans, as well as the central role they have played in U.S. history. While there are many black icons we commonly learn about growing up, there are countless heroes whose achievements are not as well-known. In celebration of this month, we are sharing six stories of hidden African American figures that helped shape history.
The days of searching for answers on the internet have transformed. While Google remains a classic platform for finding answers, there is another that has come to challenge its reign. YouTube, once known mostly for its silly cat videos, has become a source of Trivia and learning for many. Whether it be makeup techniques, how to build a table, or why the grass is green – YouTube has both an answer and a visual to match.
With that in mind, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite YouTube channels dedicated to spreading the wealth of Trivia knowledge across various topics. From history to chemistry and everything in between, these channels cover it all.
Columbus Day, or more aptly Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recent times, comes around each year. We’re widely taught that he is the first European to set foot on North America. However, what many don’t know is that there is someone else who technically set foot on North America hundreds of years before Columbus.
Enter: sort-of viking explorer, Leif Erikson. He was a leader and icon for many Scandinavians well past his time (and also notably doesn’t have a troubling history with treatment of the indigenous population of America). So it begs the question: Why are we celebrating Columbus Day instead of Leif Erikson Day? Yes, this is a real holiday; it’s not simply a made up holiday briefly mentioned in an episode of Spongebob Squarepants.
One of the most popular television series of all time, Friends continues to capture the hearts of many even past its end. It’s one of our most popular themed Trivia shows and judging by the show’s ever present fans and acclaim, it’s easy to see why. That said, we thought we’d celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends with 25 facts you may not have known about your favorite show.
No sitcom, cartoon, or treasure-seeking tale would be complete without the classic brainiac, right? Some of our favorite characters in books, movies, and television are the famous nerds who provide us with comic relief, fun factoids, and catchy phrases. Whether these nerds’ knowledge is based in reality or made up science, we think they’re worth talking about.
Ah, Trivia, the world’s great trivial pursuit. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing something random and being rewarded for it. Whether you’re a die-hard Trivia nerd with an encyclopedic brain or just a casual player who likes to throw out answers and hope they’re correct, we can all agree that getting a question right makes us feel good.
That said, we’ve compiled ten Trivia questions most people should know the answer to, to give you a confidence boost in your wealth (or meager savings) of knowledge. Go on – enjoy yourself, you smart person, you.
Riddles have been around for millennia, dating back to the oldest preserved example from the Sumerians. Even the term “riddle” itself hasn’t changed much from its Old English roots. In short, it still roughly revolves around the meaning of interpretation or understanding. That said, riddles have made their way into modern mediums. Some of the most memorable examples are those in movies and books.
Game shows have been around since before technicolor and so, too, their iconic hosts. Without a great host, there can be no great show. We love them for their sparkling, contagious smiles and their effervescent personalities. Without further ado, here are five hosts whose legacies we hope stick around for whatever comes after technicolor.