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Who Invented the Emoticon & Emoji? (And How They’re Changing Written Language for the Better) :-)

Who Invented the Emoticon & Emoji? (And How They’re Changing Written Language for the Better) :-)

Historically, written language has always been rather limited in its ability to adequately represent the nuance of in-person communication, which comes with a whole slew of gesticulations, facial expressions, subtle shifts in tone and the like. As such, humans have been attempting to find ways around this problem seemingly as long as we’ve been writing […]

Top 10 Outrageous Comic Book Advertisements

Top 10 Outrageous Comic Book Advertisements

Top 10 Outrageous Comic Book Advertisements 10. Sea Monkeys A bowl full of happiness: How many of us were suckered into purchasing these aquatic miracles of life? An entire humanoid-looking family of pets for our amusement. This was great and surely the pictures (illustrations) would never lie. Heck, they might even be able to speak. […]

What Happens to Sherlock Holmes’ Mail

What Happens to Sherlock Holmes’ Mail

What Happens to Sherlock Holmes’ Mail When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first began writing Sherlock Holmes stories back in the late 19th century, 221B Baker Street didn’t exist. While Baker Street itself existed, and still exists today, the numbers on the street back when Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes novels and when Holmes was supposed […]

What Happens to Undeliverable Mail with No Return Address?

What Happens to Undeliverable Mail with No Return Address?

According to the USPS, mail can be considered “undeliverable” due to a number of factors ranging from insufficient postage to the person it’s addressed to refusing to accept it. Regardless of the reason the mail cannot be delivered, the USPS states that: “All nonmailable pieces are returned to the sender.” This seems like a pretty […]

Geography Now! China

Geography Now! China

This episode is brought to you by 24houranswers.com. Hey everyone! China is a big country with lots of history and culture. Obviously, in this video, I won’t be able to cover everything. But, I’ll try my best to explain. Okay? Good? Alright… Let’s get started! It’s time to learn Geography… NOW! Hey everyone, I’m your […]

6 Kitchen Tricks – Food Hacks

6 Kitchen Tricks – Food Hacks

6 kitchen tricks/tips/hacks [kitchen remodel] 1: Egg Freshness Test Sometimes you’ve got some eggs and you just don’t know whether they’re fresh or not. It’s kind of impossible to look at an egg and know that it’s fresh even though most grocery stores these days do print the date on them, just like so, but […]

The First Email and the Origin of the @ Symbol

The First Email and the Origin of the @ Symbol

Hello I’m Daven Hiskey, you’re watching the Today I Found Out YouTube channel. In the video today, we’re looking at where the at symbol came from and how it was decided to use it in email. Ubiquitous today, until its use in email addresses, the @ symbol was never really all that popular, with this […]

Who Invented the Internet and What Did Al Gore Actually Have to Do With It?

Who Invented the Internet and What Did Al Gore Actually Have to Do With It?

While the World Wide Web was initially invented by one person (see: What was the First Website?), the genesis of the internet itself was a group effort by numerous individuals, sometimes working in concert, and other times independently. Its birth takes us back to the extremely competitive technological contest between the US and the USSR […]