Before rap battles, there was flyting. Flyting is a ritual, poetic exchange of insults practised mainly between the 5th and 16th centuries. The root is the Old English word flītan meaning quarrel. Examples of flyting are found throughout Norse, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval literature involving both historical and mythological figures. The exchanges would become extremely provocative, often involving accusations of cowardice or sexual perversion.
Your fact of the day for Mother’s Day, May 12th...
After Anna Jarvis created the Mother's Day International Association in order to streamline the intimate day of observance to the second Sunday in May, Woodrow Wilson legitimized the celebration as a nationwide holiday
When a rooster opens its beak to crow, it’s external auditory canals close off preventing sound from coming in and acting as “earplugs”. Which is especially handy since rooster calls can reach 140 decibels or louder (which is basically equal to a rifle blast, and will definitely damage your ears with no protection).
A California woman, Jeanine Sugawara, sued Quaker Oats, owners of Cap’N’Crunch, on the grounds of false advertising because Cap’N’Crunch Crunchberries did not contain one single real berry. The complaint was dismissed after the judge reminded her that there is no such thing as a “crunch berry”.