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In 1678, the towns of Fieschertal and Fiesch, located in the Swiss Alps, were flooded because of the Aletsch glacier. The flooding empowered residents to take a formal vow, praying... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, January 22 2020 Jan 22, 2020 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:32:02 PM CST January 22, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
In the 1880s, Dr. Charles Fleet invented Chapstick . The tubular ointment contains camphor, bees wax, menthol, petrolatum, phenol and aloe. Chapstick sales increase during the winter months. One ingredient... More >>
2 days ago Tuesday, January 21 2020 Jan 21, 2020 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:53:38 PM CST January 21, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Our weather shifts from warm and dry to wet and cold could be sending some to the Doc’s office. Hopefully, you're not "under the weather" today. Weather ranks as a... More >>
3 days ago Monday, January 20 2020 Jan 20, 2020 Monday, January 20, 2020 11:00:11 PM CST January 20, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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On this date in 1907, The New York Times moved its offices to a building on a square that now... More >>
3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 31 2019 Dec 31, 2019 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM CST December 31, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
Chester Greenwood was cursed with ears that throbbed and ached anytime he was cold. His ears would change color when... More >>
3 weeks ago Saturday, December 28 2019 Dec 28, 2019 Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM CST December 28, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
Acts of God, The Old Farmer’s Almanac compiled a list of events that were placed into The Blizzard Hall of... More >>
3 weeks ago Friday, December 27 2019 Dec 27, 2019 Friday, December 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM CST December 27, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
It experiences six months of darkness and is the coldest, windiest and driest continent. Gravity accelerates the cold as dense... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, December 11 2019 Dec 11, 2019 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM CST December 11, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
The Rouse Simmons sank during a winter gale on November 23, 1912. For 30 years the schooner brought Christmas trees... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, December 10 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM CST December 10, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column

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