U.S. Trivia to Coffee Trivia

Posted on Oct 04, 2010 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I’ve found some really fun trivia for the week. From U.S. Trivia to How Do You Like Your Coffee? I hope you will enjoy!

Our Illustrious Post Office Steps In It Big Time!

In 1999 the U.S. Postal Service printed a stamp depicting the Grand Canyon. As beautiful as the stamp was – they made one huge blunder! Printed on the stamp was “Grand Canyon, Colorado” ????

It cost over $500,000 to destroy the stamp and reprint it. Well now hold on! The story doesn’t end here! In the Second printing, they printed the Reverse Image of the Canyon! Yep – when people viewed the stamp it was like looking at it in a mirror – A Reversed Image! LOL

They chose Not to correct this error and supposedly said “No matter how you look at it, the Grand Canyon is Beautiful!”

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A Woman Ran For President Long Before Anyone Knew!

In 1872, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States! Her running mate was Frederick Douglass. She was declared ineligible because she was not 35 years of age! She would not turn 35 until September, After the January Inauguration!

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Did You Know That:

Arlington National Cemetery was once General Robert E. Lee’s Plantation

The London Bridge was transported to Lake Havasu, Arizona in 1968

The first President to be born in a hospital was Jimmy Carter

Amelia Earhart designed clothes.

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Coffee Anyone?

Coffee originated in Europe, it was known as Arabian Wine

In the 1680s, a French Doctor recommended treating patients with cafe’ au lait. Shortly thereafter, people started adding milk to their coffee.

The first cafe’ opened in Paris in 1689. It was specifically opened to serve coffee.

In 1790 the first wholesale coffee roasting company opened in the U.S.

Since the 1700s 90% of people, living in the western world, have switched from tea to coffee.

Dorothy Jones, a woman from Boston, was the first American Coffee Trader. She obtained her license in 1670.

Louis XIV of France started the tradition of putting sugar in coffee in 1715

Well, that’s it for now. I will have some more, totally worthless fun in a few days! So, lick those stamps, drink that coffee and go ahead and run for President!

Have a Great Day!

Ellen
skype: ellen_thorp

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One Response to “U.S. Trivia to Coffee Trivia”

  1. Nancy Radlinger Says:

    WOW what an assortment of trivia there – very interesting and a shame that stamp had to be destroyed – that was lot of money back in that time frame. Didn’t know about the first woman to run for President – must have missed that in history class lolol Keep up the great info here.

    Nancy
    Skype: nancyradlinger

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