Zip Codes

Six months after the implementation of ZIP codes in 1963, every address in the US had been assigned one.

Zip codes, also known as postal codes, are a system of numerical codes that are used by postal services to facilitate the delivery of mail and parcels to specific locations. The history of zip codes goes back to the early 20th century when the United States Postal Service (USPS) recognized the need for a more efficient mail delivery system.

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Redware Pottery

Redware pottery is often associated with utilitarian objects such as plates, bowls, and storage jars, but it has also been used to create decorative items such as figurines, tiles, and other ornamental pieces.

Redware pottery refers to a type of earthenware that is typically made from red clay and fired at relatively low temperatures. It has been used for thousands of years in various parts of the world and is known for its durability, versatility, and affordability.

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Roger Sharpe, the Pinball Wizard

The man who saved pinball.

Roger Sharpe is a well-known figure in the world of pinball, with a career spanning over four decades. He is a player, writer, historian, and advocate for the game of pinball. He has contributed to the growth and development of pinball through his various roles in the industry.

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Night Ship 282 Mystery

The NTSB declared cause as a collision with an unknown object.

What in the world (or otherwise) hit Night Ship 282, a Cessna 208B Cargomaster flying over southern Alabama? In a report some observers say is unprecedented, the NTSB[1] admits the aircraft collided with something. But no one who’s investigated the case seems to know just what.

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The Zenith of the Sun at Angkor Wat

The term zenith sometimes means the highest point, way, or level reached by a celestial body on its daily apparent path around a given point of observation.

The Zenith of the Sun is a term used in astronomy to refer to the highest point that the sun reaches in the sky during the day. This occurs when the sun is directly overhead, or at the highest point in its daily arc across the sky.

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Guinness World Record for the longest place name with 85 characters.

This 1,000-foot hill near the township of Porangahau holds the Guinness World Record for the longest place name with 85 characters. Locals call it Taumata or Taumata Hill.

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Jimmy Robinson’s Elements

10.4 Megatons

In Arlington National Cemetery lies Captain Jimmy Priestly Robinson of the US Air Force, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and Air Medal. It celebrates a pilot who flew into a hydrogen bomb’s mushroom cloud to give the world two new elements. By 1952, the world knew of 98 elements, the last six had been created at the University of California, Berkeley, mainly by chemist Glenn Seaborg, by bombarding nuclei with light ions or neutrons.

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Where is the Center of North America?

Where is it really?

Since 1931, Rugby, North Dakota has claimed this honor. They have a stone monument and everything. Rugby has a population of about 2,700 and is the county seat of Pierce County. Rugby was founded in 1886 at a junction on the Great Northern Railway, where a branch line to Bottineau met the main line.

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The Omni Coliseum – 70s Concerts

The Omni was considered an architectural marvel that combined innovative roof, seating, and structural designs.

The Omni Coliseum was an indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Completed in 1972, the arena seated 16,378 for basketball and 15,278 for hockey. It was part of the Omni Complex, now known as the CNN Center. And yes it is just the “Omni” to all of us, the Omni Coliseum was just the official moniker.

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Why Do They Say “Tie One On”?

Become intoxicated; go on a drinking spree.

To “tie one on” means to drink for the purpose of getting drunk, especially when one is currently still drunk or hungover from a previous drinking session, thus having something to “tie one on” to. Could be considered the drinking equivalent of chain smoking.

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