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1894

Coke Hold

On this day in 1894, some bright spark at the Coca Cola company realised that it might be a good idea to put their delightful fizzy beverage in glass bottles for the purposes of conveyance. Prior to that, thirsty patrons had to hold the liquid in their cupped hands until they were ready to consume it. And, as these were fairly unsanitary cow-poking times, cattle rustling time, this wasn’t an ... Read more >

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1946

Like Dr Doolittle Without The Stupid Hat

You have heard the voice of Frank Welker (born on this day in 1946) hundreds and hundreds of times - and yet you’ve probably never heard of him. That’s because he is Hollywood’s, if not the world’s, if not the universe’s, finest animated animal voice artiste. You’ve heard him as Santa’s Little Helper on The Simpsons.

As Nibbler on Futurama. As Curious George in the Curious ... Read more >