After the holidays, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree is milled into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity to be used for building homes.
3696 Bobby Dunbar-In 1912, a 4-year-old kid named Bobby Dunbar disappeared on a family trip. Eight months later they rescued him and reunited him with his family and they lived happily ever after. Nearly a hundred years later, DNA proved conclusively that the kid they rescued wasn’t Bobby Dunbar.
3564 Watermelon Farming-One of the first things free blacks could grow, eat, and sell were watermelons. It became a symbol of freedom that was corrupted into a negative stereotype by southern whites and it still persists today.
3522 Alvin York-During World War 1, Alvin York pretty much single handedly attacked a German machine gun nest, killing 20 and captured 132 solders. His actions made him one of the most decorated solders in the US Army, earning medals not only from the US, but also France, Italy, and Montenegro.
Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada, and is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for 15% of pizza sales.
3080 Leland Stanford-After their only son died at the age of 15, Leland Stanford founded Stanford University and told his wife that “the children of California shall be our children.”
2878 H.H. Holmes-H.H. Holmes, a 19th century serial killer in the US, opened a hotel which he had designed and built for himself specifically with murder in mind. It included soundproofed bedrooms, trap doors, walls lined with blowtorches and two incinerators.
1051 Charles Steinmetz
4134 Giraffe sleeping-Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period.
3526 Troy Haupt-A North Carolina man named Troy Haupt owns the only known recording of Super Bowl I, as CBS and NBC didn’t save it. NFL countered his $1 million offer for the taping with $30,000, then later refused to buy it at all, yet warned him that he’ll face legal action if he sells it to anyone else.