Topics: history

July 23rd, 2018

The invention of trapeze, and the tights that went with it

“Maybe someone needed a better way to swing in the branches of a tree?” That’s probably not a concern most people worry about, but then again, it’s hard to tie something like a trapeze to any practical purpose.

March 5th, 2018

The origin and appeal of Lucky Charms’ crunchy marshmallows

In 1963, General Mills Vice President John Holahan was tasked with turning one of the company’s current cereals into something kids would find a bit more “magically delicious.” If a baseline of either Cheerios or Wheaties wasn’t restrictive enough, this new product had to be developed in six months, a fair amount shorter than the […]