Author Archives: Joel Byers

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.

March 20, 2002

On March 20, 2002, Actress Pamela Anderson revealed that she had hepatitis C. The entirety of the world said a collective, “No, DUH!, You were married and having sex with the rocker Tommy Lee.” The world then demanded that she … Continue reading

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March 19, 1915

On March 19, 1915, cheeky Pluto photobombed Lowell Observatory when they were actively searching for the mysterious ninth planet theorized by American astronomers Percival Lowell and William Pickering. Unfortunately for Lowell and his assistants, they didn’t realize how shy and … Continue reading

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March 18, 1966

On March 18, 1966, the Scott Paper company began selling disposable paper dresses for $1. They even launched clothing lines of paper underwear and paper bikinis. By 1968, this fad did die out, as the paper clothes were uncomfortable and … Continue reading

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March 17, 1991

On March 17, 1991, at the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day parade, the Irish Lesbians and Gays officially marched for the first time as a group. Mayor David N. Dinkins gave up his spot at the front of the … Continue reading

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March 16, 1871

On March 16, 1871, the state of Delaware, enacted the first fertilizer law in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it didn’t state that you couldn’t stuff 60 lbs of poo into a 50 lb bag, instead, it taxed … Continue reading

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March 15, 1493

On March 15, 1493, Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New World. When he met with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, they eagerly asked if he had brought them gold and spices, like the explorers who … Continue reading

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March 14, 1979

On March 14, 1979, the United States Census Bureau reported that 95% of all Americans were married or would get married. They arrived at this conclusion by deducing that the natural condition of man was to go from happy and … Continue reading

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March 13, 1781

On March 13, 1781, English astronomer, William Herschel, ran to his sister, Caroline Herschel, who was also an astronomer, and excitedly told her that he had just discovered Uranus. He babbled on how it was so big and gassy, it … Continue reading

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March 12, 1969

March 12, 1969, the fame seeking Sgt Norman Pilcher of the Drugs Squad, raided the home of George and Patti Harrison in Esher, Surrey, UK, while they were at the wedding of Paul McCartney. They claimed to have found 120 … Continue reading

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March 11, 1986

March 11, 1986, marked the 1 millionth day since the founding of Rome which happened on approximately April 21, 753 BC. If Rome survives another million days, that observance would take place on February 6, 4724 CE. At that time … Continue reading

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