We all have fears of something. Common ones are public speaking, heights, germs, flying, spiders and snakes. No matter how hard we might try, there's not a whole lot we can do about it. But there are some really unusual ones
It was on this date in 1879 that milk was sold in glass bottles for the first time. Before that milk was poured into whatever jugs, pails or other containers that the customers had. The whole process wasn’t very sanitary so some dairies began offering milk in glass fruit jars.
Today and every April 7th is World Health Day sponsored by United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO). It is an international event to emphasize and work on important health issues or problems. Each year it focuses on a different health theme.
Some people think it’s just gross, but I like that it’s fast and can be ready in five minutes. I have a couple of cans in my pantry. It’s a product of the Campbell Soup Company – Franco American Spaghetti. Just the plain variety is what I prefer. But the original is SpaghettiO’s.
We’re always told of the importance of eating well and good nutrition, but Americans love their candy. Last year we spent billions of dollars on candy. And what kind of candy do Americans like better than any other? Chocolate.
The very last one ever seen on television appeared at 11:50 PM on January 1st, 1971 on the Johnny Carson Show. After that they were never seen again – a TV commercial for cigarettes. Because it was on this day in 1970 President Richard Nixon signed a lawn banning cigarette ads on TV and radio.
For more than 40 years it was the world’s tallest structure. The Eiffel Tower was built to honor the 100 year anniversary of the French Revolution and it served as the gateway to the International Exposition in Paris.
It was originally intended to treat high blood pressure. But when chemists at Pfizer realized it improved blood flow in all parts of the body within 30 to 60 minutes they knew they had something else and probably more valuable. The chemical name is Sildenafil, but Pfizer introduced it under the name of Viagra.
With over a hundred inches of snow, extended periods of brutal cold and wind chill along with two blizzards this has been one of the toughest Buffalo winters in a while. It looks like we have a break from the winter weather coming up this weekend but don’t put your snow shovels away just yet.
A little money talk today. In 1791, Congress gave President George Washington the go-ahead to establish a national mint, equip it with stamping machines and to hire artists to design the first U.S. coins.
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