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Where Did Hot Dogs Come From? – Hump Day History

In honor of the MLB's opening week, I thought we'd take a look at one of America's favorite ball park foods, the hot dog!

While most people think of Germany or Austria when it comes to sausages, they actually are thought to have originated in China, as far back as 589 B

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History of April Fools’ Day

There are quite a few "theories", but not a lot of actual facts surrounding the history of April Fools' Day (also known as All Fools' Day). What is factual? Well, the first day of April, although not a national or worldwide "recognized" holiday, is still a time of year were many countries share light-hearted jokes or pranks amongst the population.

One possible account of April Fools' lore, is d

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Sneezing Monkey - Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images
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Why Do We Say “Bless You” And “Gesundheit” When Someone Sneezes? – Hump Day History

 

Someone sneezes, and you automatically respond with “Bless You” or “Gesundheit”. This happens millions of times every day, but most of us have no idea why we are saying it, or what it even means.

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BOOM! 5 Exploding Animals Bombs Throughout History

No no, this is an animal photobomb, not a a regular animal bomb. It's still one of the best things that we've ever seen, but it's not what we came here to talk about.

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What Are The Bill Of Rights? – Hump Day History

Everyday, I see multiple people on Facebook give their own version of our Constitutional Rights. Some are close, some are hoax's, and some are odd personal takes on very precisely worded amendments

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This Day in History — Paul McCartney Released From Tokyo Jail After Nine Days

On this day in 1980, Paul McCartney was finally released after nine days in a Tokyo jail, following his arrest for attempting to walk through the Tokyo airport customs with a half pound of weed during his tour with Wings. 

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This Day in History — First Can of Beer is Sold

It's almost the weekend, which is my favorite time to crack open a can of...well, if I'm honest, these days it's usually PBR. Times are tough, but not as tough as they probably were before this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered it's first batch of 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Cream Ale to one of my favorite cities in America: the dirty river city of Richmond, VA.

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This Day in History — ‘The A-Team’ Debuted on TV

On this day in 1983, we learned a valuable moral lesson about human compassion from a very large, loud man in gold chains: We learned to pity fools.

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This Day in History for January 3 — Apple Computer Incorporated, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870: The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (more info)

1938: The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (more info)

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This Day in History for January 1 — Emancipation Proclamation Signed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states (more info)

1934: Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison (more info)

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This Day in History for December 31 — Times Square Celebrates, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1879: Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (more info)

1907: The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square -- then known as Longacre Square -- in New York City (more info)

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This Day in History for November 20 — Nuremberg Trials Begin, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1945: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany (more info)

1947: Princess—now Queen—Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London (more info)

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