In 1952, the Boston Symphony Orchestra was worried about falling standards due to nepotism. They thought conductors were choosing their own students over the best musicians.
Vulcan, West Virginia isn't really a town - it's too small.
There's a story about two novice monks.
In 1946, the head of a Unilever subsidiary had an idea.
When I'm standing at a busy junction and the little man is red, I press a button and a sign lights up saying WAIT, so I wait.
In 1989, Marc Lépine walked into the École Polytechnique in Quebec. He went into an engineering class and pulled out a semi-automatic rifle.
In 1711, the debt of the government of Great Britain was out of control.
My son, Lee, is a copywriter.
An economist, Michael Housman, was working for a company selling software to help employers recruit and retain staff.
When Temple Grandin was born, in 1947, she was severely autistic.
In 1973, Mike Yershon was offered the job of media director at CDP.
On Madison Avenue, one of the theories I was taught was the Budweiser principle.
After independence, the US was 13 states hugging the coast of America.
When I started in advertising, commercials were either 30 or 15 seconds long. Everyone liked writing 30s, but nobody liked doing 15s. You couldn't fit much in - 15s were a pain.
In 1973, David Rosenhan was professor of psychology at Stanford University. He worried about the low standards of diagnosis across America.
Philippa Foot lectured on philosophy at Oxford, UCLA, Berkeley and MIT. In 1964 she proposed a thought experiment in ethics.
In 2004 a film called Sideways won an Oscar and was nominated for four more.
In 1788, the Austrian Empire was at war with the Turkish Empire.
It's generally accepted that John F Kennedy was the hero of the Cuban Missile Crisis. But actually he wasn't.
Jack Horner is curator of palaeontology at the Museum of the Rockies. One thing always troubled him: how come you never see any baby dinosaurs?