On 12 September 1922, the House of Bishops of the US Episcopal Church voted to delete the word 'obey' from the marriage vows.
NEW YEAR'S EVEIt was reported in January 2011 that a man in Sicily had stolen sweets and... MORE
ELASTICOn 1 April 1946, wartime restrictions on the use of elastic were dropped on its... MORE
BOBThere are more people named Bob living in California than in any other US State.... MORE
NYLONOn February 16, 1937, Wallace Carothers was granted a patent for his invention of the... MORE
COFFINAustrian carpenter Herbert Weber was presented with a certificate at the International Funeral Home and... MORE
YORKIn York it is still legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow,... MORE
INFIDELITYIn December 2012, an Italian identified in court papers only as Antonio C, petitioned to... MORE
CARTOONThe first public performance of an animated cartoon on October 28, 1892, in Paris.
The cartoon... MORE
TAXIDERMYThe oldest stuffed bird in existence is a parrot buried in Westminster Abbey.
It was the... MORE
KARLOFFThe real name of horror film star Boris Karloff was William Henry Pratt. According to... MORE
ALDRINIn 1963, Buzz Aldrin received a doctorate from MIT for his thesis on orbital mechanics.... MORE
CLEAVAGEAccording to a survey by a cosmetic surgery company in 2010, four out of every... MORE
CARTLANDThe novelist Barbara Cartland is the only woman in the Dictionary of National Biography whose... MORE
ROBBERY Here are brief details of some of the least successful robberies in recent years:... MORE
WIFE CARRYINGThe annual Wife-Carrying Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland, have been held every year since 1992 and... MORE
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