the Bra is Invented

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Although the tradition of wearing specialized garments to support women’s breasts dates back to ancient Greece, an official patent for the brassiere was filed in France on May 30th, 1889 by Herminie Cadolle, a young seamstress, feminist, and revolutionary. Cadolle’s design was sparked by the idea of liberating women from the constraints of corsets, which, were very stiff

Awkward First Dates

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Men, ladies, let’s take a moment to be honest. Most of the population is completely un-datable—95% to be specific, according to Seinfeld. The world is absolutely filled with maladapted individuals, many of who are single and thus a part of the dating pool. If you’re reading this, you are probably one of the lucky who are a part of the dating scene. Kudos to you,

Benjamin Franklin Invents Bifocals

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On May 23rd, 1785 Benjamin Franklin announced his invention of the bifocal eyeglass—forever enabling librarians and old folks to see both close-up and far away (while remaining stylish and chic). Franklin came up with the idea because he was “getting old” and had trouble seeing both up-close and at a distance. He was tired of having to switch between different pairs

Jerky Scrambled Eggs

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We know what you’re thinking…how many dishes can I make using jerky? Are these people at BOJ nuts? We’re actually thinking the same thing over here. Yes, we may be going a little overboard with our recipes, but we sure do make a mean meal. This simple recipe us great to keep in mind, especially with the camping season getting into full swing. Jerky Scrambled Eggs are

Chocolate Covered Jerky

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If you haven’t ever tried chocolate covered jerky, you may be surprised by how well the two go together—we certainly were when we gave this recipe a try! Creamy, rich, and smoky, chocolate covered jerky is the perfect marriage of sweet and salty. You don’t have to be a confectioner to make this awesome snack. Just make a quick trip to any grocery store for a few

First Academy Awards

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On May 16th, 1929 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science handed out its first awards at a private dinner party of around 250 people at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Yes, movies and very long ceremonies to celebrate them have actually been around for that long. This first award ceremony is the only one that was not broadcasted on radio or

Keith Drives Limos

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Keith is a limo driver. He’s been in the business for 15 years and currently drives for Pete’s Limousines in Michigan. He takes pride in getting people to and from their destinations safely and with style. Keith took the time to speak with us about limo driving. AJ: How did you become interested in this line of work? Keith: Well, to start with I got my commercial

Vegan Jerky

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We’re alarmed by a very disturbing new trend. People are making “vegan jerky.” If you aren’t already suspicious about the pairing of those two words, let me enlighten you with the definitions of jerky and vegan. Jerky is a noun which means cured strips of meat. Vegan is an adjective meaning without animal products. Meat is an animal product. “Vegan jerky” is an