What is your go-to random fact?
For me The phrase "hands down" comes from horseracing and refers to a jockey who is so far ahead that he can afford drop his hands and loosen the reins (usually kept tight to encourage a horse to run) and still easily win.
The first President of the American Colonies/United States was not the Honorable George Washington it was indeed John Hanson. Before our Constitution we created the Articles of Confederation, John was appointed under the authority of that...
The term "yanking your chain" comes from an old coal miners gag. They would "yank the chain" of the potty cart brake while guys used it and laugh as they'd begin to roll away.
by My Esoteric4 years ago
Do Conservatives believe in a United States or a united States of America?The Declaration of Independance refers to the united States while the Constitution uses the phrase United States, with a capital 'U'. The...
by GA Anderson5 months ago
Thanks to MyEsoteric's, (who I hope will pop in on this, and, yes, I know it should be "Whom"), mention of Original Meanings by Jack N. Rakove, I grabbed a copy and am now stuck trying to resolve a...
by My Esoteric3 years ago
The Articles of Confederation states that "[T]he Articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the Union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made...
by TheWicklessCandle7 years ago
I'll start:Elvis Presley was an avid collector of Joan of Arc and Venus de Milo Statues.
by John Connor4 years ago
Who was the first President of the United States of America?
by Renee' D. Campbell4 years ago
Why do people hate the fact that Barack Obama is President again?I'm not saying everyone does, but people do.
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