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no responses. January 2, 2020 The River 95.3

Fun Fact January 2, 2020


Fun Fact January 2, 2020

Revelers began celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square as early as 1904. New York in 1904 was a city on the verge of tremendous changes […]

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no responses. January 1, 2020 The River 95.3

Fun Fact January 1, 2020


Fun Fact January 1, 2020

A time ball or timeball is an obsolete time-signaling device. It consists of a large, painted wooden or metal ball that is dropped at a predetermined time, principally to enable […]

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no responses. December 30, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact December 30, 2019


Fun Fact December 30, 2019

Baby New Year is actually really old. Baby New Year has been a symbol of the holiday since around 600 B.C., starting in ancient Greece when an […]

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no responses. December 31, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact December 31, 2019


Fun Fact December 31, 2019

The guy credited with Auld Lang Syne didn’t fully write it. Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish Language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the […]

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no responses. December 27, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact December 27, 2019


Fun Fact December 27, 2019

So, what was on your Christmas dinner menu?  In other words, what leftovers are you eating?  While we Americans have our traditional holiday foods and sweets, […]

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no responses. December 26, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact December 26, 2019


Fun Fact December 26, 2019

The famous Christmas poem, ‘Twas the night before Christmas, succinctly describes the age-old practice of hanging stockings by the fireplace and gives an accurate account of the […]

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no responses. December 24, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact Tuesday December 24, 2019


Fun Fact Tuesday December 24, 2019

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even […]

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no responses. December 25, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact December 25, 2019


Fun Fact December 25, 2019

There are many accounts of the birth of Jesus in the old and new testaments.   Probably the most well known is from Luke chapter 2.  This […]

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no responses. December 23, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact Monday December 23, 2019


Fun Fact Monday December 23, 2019

The original candy cane was made 350 years ago. The first candy cane was not made in the shape of a cane. It was white, completely […]

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no responses. December 20, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact Friday December 20, 2019


Fun Fact Friday December 20, 2019

If you think a $2500 Pelton is an expensive Christmas gift, brace yourself. Buying all the gifts in the classic holiday carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” will […]

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no responses. December 19, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact Thursday December 19, 2019


Fun Fact Thursday December 19, 2019

In my house finding a spider in the Christmas tree causes screams and what I’ll call “spider dancing.”  In Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, finding a spider […]

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no responses. December 18, 2019 The River 95.3

Fun Fact Wednesday December 18, 2019


Fun Fact Wednesday December 18, 2019

Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer, first appeared in a 1939 coloring booklet written by Robert L. May and published by Montgomery Ward, the department store.  The character Rudolph was […]

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