Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for December, 2017

I Am Not Making This Up: Peace On Earth, Even In War

Too often, you hear on the news of spontaneous fighting breaking out in war-torn areas. But during the 1914 Christmas of World War I, spontaneous peace broke out. And to the officers in charge, spontaneous peace was received just as badly as spontaneous warfare would be.

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 31 When Special Snowflake Wasn’t An Insult

You probably already know that no two snowflakes are alike. Every school child knows that.
But before 1931, no one knew that. The man who changed our perspective on snowflakes was Wilson “snowflake” Bentley.

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I Am Not Making This Up: That Time The Guy Who Wrote Sleepy Hollow Saved Christmas

Some ideas are simply timely ideas. Which might explain all the competing patents for things like airplanes and radio. Saving Christmas was another timely idea.

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 30 Catch Me If You Can, Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread men are practically synonymous with Christmas. But, at the risk of sounding click-bait-y, you won’t believe the surprising origins of this cookie.

Spoiler it’s Queen Elizabeth. Maybe.

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