In fact, the popular word to describe something in a bragging manner has its first written use in the 1596 play A Midsummer Night’s Dream! The quote of the original usage is as follows from character, Puck: “What hempen homespuns have we swaggering here?”
There are even earlier occurrences that may have to do with the word dating back farther before Shakespeare to the 1300s! But what can you do with this newfound knowledge? The next time your English teacher complains on how kids speak to one another, you can give that teacher a lesson on the history and evolution on this word we use so commonly today!
Believe it or not, 28.8 million pounds (13.1 million kilograms) are sold in the US for use in farm animals! The antibiotics that these animals use are the exact same ones that are utilized by humans! Unfortunately, the overuse of these drugs in animals could be problematic.
Organisms on the farms can become immune to the medicine used on the animals. This means that the organisms also become immune to the medicine on humans and could spread disease!
The women have been told by the government that these garments must be worn to reduce accidents and be visible to traffic. The fine for forgoing the vest is 40 Euros or approximately 50 dollars. However, this is not the first incident of reflective vest laws in Spain!
Originally enacted by ignored in 2004, all pedestrians near highways and urban areas must wear the same reflective vests that the women must don now! Do you agree with this law or do you think it doesn’t make a difference? Tell us in the comments below!
During the shooting of The Professional, there was a scene involving many police cars and policemen.
Everything was in place until something unusual happened. A robbery occurred in a store near the set for The Professional and the robber’s getaway path was right in the faux cops’ paths!
Nervous about being arrested, the thief confessed his felony to the uniformed actors without knowing they were not actually law enforcement!
The Oscar award winner for the ‘Color of Money’ became a supporter of Eugene McCarthy, who ran against Lyndon B. Johnson for the democratic Presidential nomination, in 1968. Both McCarthy and Newman were publicly against the Vietnam War, which made Richard Nixon angry.
When he was elected president, Nixon compiled a list of potential political opponents and Paul Newman right on it for his involvement with anti-Vietnam sentiment! Newman said that being on Nixon’s enemies list was his greatest accomplishment. Other celebrities that were added to Nixon’s extended list include Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Bill Cosby, and John Lennon!