“Movie theaters wanted nothing to do with popcorn,” Smith says, “because they were trying to duplicate what was done in real theaters. They had beautiful carpets and rugs and didn’t want popcorn being ground into it.” Movie theaters were trying to appeal to a highbrow clientele, and didn’t want to deal with the distracting trash of concessions–or the distracting noise that snacking during a film would create. - So Why Do We Eat Popcorn At The Movies Anyway
? (Smithsonian Mag)
John Green: "Why Are Americans Health Care Costs So High?
" A quick, handy little overview of common misconceptions on the US healthcare system. (SLYT)
It's The Victory Belles!
The house vocal trio for the National WW2 Museum's Stage Door Canteen in New Orleans perform medleys
of war-time hits
in shimmery brown uniforms
(or Santa suits
While it's widely known that US television likes to hire actors in thier 20s to play characters in thier teens, have you ever wondered what actors playing teenagers actually looked like as teenagers? Actual Teen Vs Adult Teen has you covered.
John And Hank Green (previously
), amusing youtube teachers of world history
have finished the first cycle of their educational series Crash Course (previously
) and have wrapped up mini lessons on Literature
. Now they've just started two brand new series on U.S History
(to come). Outtakes
A Conservative History of the United States
- Jack Hitt for New Yorker
's Shouts & Murmurs, pieces together America's storied history from quotes by Rick Perry, Dick Armey, Mike Huckabee, Dan Quayle and more.