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.

July 10, 1913

On July 10, 1913, the temperature in Death Valley, California hit 134 °F, the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. The Devil and his entourage immediately bought time-shares and now spend their Christmas break there every year. Close Bookmark and Share … Continue reading

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July 9, 2018

On July 9, 2018, researcher, Dr. Nur Gueneli, discovered that bright pink might be the world’s oldest biological pigment. The ancient pink pigments were discovered in 1.1-billion-year-old marine shale rocks found deep beneath the Sahara Desert in the Taoudeni Basin … Continue reading

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July 8, 1982

On July 8, 1982, the most perfect carbonated beverage was introduced to the world. The Coca-Cola Company unveiled Diet Coke to a thirsty global population. Diet Coke may not cure scurvy, prevent memory loss, make your troglodyte boyfriend funnier or … Continue reading

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July 7, 1456

On July 7, 1456, Joan of Arc’s heresy verdict was thrown out 25 years after her death. It turns out that just because she was a woman who was able to beat the English in military combat, it did not … Continue reading

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July 6, 1885

On July 6, 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine on young Joseph Meister. Nine-year-old Meister had just been recently bit multiple times by a rabid dog and was waiting to die. Pasteur’s vaccine was administered and Meister lived. … Continue reading

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July 5, 1841

On July 5, 1841, Thomas Cook of Leicester, England started the first travel agency. On that date in 1841, Thomas Cook escorted 500 people, who paid one shilling each to travel from Leiscester Campbell railway station to a teetotaler rally … Continue reading

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July 4, 1776

On July 4, 1776, the amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress of America. Why was Thomas Jefferson drafted to write the Declaration of Independence instead … Continue reading

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July 3, 1844

On July 3, 1844, the last pair of Great Auks were killed. The Great Auk was a large, flightless seabird that lived in the islands of the Northern Atlantic around northern Scotland. Unfortunately for these large, penguinesque birds, they were … Continue reading

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July 2, 1976

On July 2, 1976, the US Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual, but could be if you did it right. They recommended that the brazen bull be brought back. That’s where the condemned … Continue reading

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July 1, 1963

On July 1, 1963, the second step of the Illuminati usurpation of the United States was put into place. The US Postmaster General, Edward Day, introduced the five-digit ZIP code, thereby allowing the government to know where everyone lived. This … Continue reading

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