Using an orange-handled coffee pot to denote decaffeinated brew dates back to 1923, when General Foods first introduced Sanka. As a promotional gimmick, they provided restaurants and diners with orange-y pots that matched the orange packaging of their decaf coffee.
If you pick up the latest mental_floss magazine, you'll find author, humorist, and former professional literary agent John Hodgman staring right at you. In this quiz — an elaborate game of "True or False?" — you have to decide whether the statement is an actual fact that appeared in a @mental_floss tweet or a "fact" that appeared in one of Mr. Hodgman's books.
Michael Jordan won five MVP awards. Barry Bonds won seven. Magic, Bird, DiMaggio & Mantle each won three. But not every MVP has been larger than life. Can you guess which of these MLB, NFL and NBA players won their league's MVP?
The early recordings made by Motown singers were produced in a studio in a converted house on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, across from the Henry Ford Hospital. Echo effects were produced by having the singers perform under a large hole cut in the ceiling, leading to a drywalled attic "echo chamber."
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)