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SKYFALL

Memorable MoviesSKYFALL • Skyfall was the most financially successful of any James Bond movie in history. It had the biggest opening weekend of any previous James Bond film, and pulled in over $1 billion worldwide over the course of its run.• The opening scene, involving a motorcycle chase across rooftops, took place in Turkey. It […]

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SISTER ACT

MOVIE FAVORITES:SISTER ACT “Sister Act” wasn’t about female siblings, but rather a story of gangsters and nuns. Follow along as Tidbits delves into the particulars about this 1992 film.• Whoopi Goldberg plays the role of a lounge singer with a gangster boyfriend named Vince. When her character, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses Vince killing an informant, […]

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COVID-19

On this page you will find multiple charts and links regarding COVID-19 I'm not able to verify the facts so please use your own judgement as to the source of this information. Any items you find on this page has been approved to be used by the public. Below is a page link to another […]

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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLES

June 22 is Worldwide VW Beetle Day, and Tidbits joins the world in honoring everyone’s favorite bug!• For more than 80 years, the Volkswagen Beetle transported people here and there, the longest-produced vehicle in history. In the early 1930s, only one in 50 Germans owned a car, and an idea for a cheap, simple car […]

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THE LOVE BUG

Since June 22 is Worldwide VW Beetle Day, it’s a great time to look into the making of “The Love Bug,” released in March of 1969. • In 1961, Gordon Buford published a short story called “Car, Boy, Girl” and shortly afterward, Walt Disney purchased the rights to it. Seven years later, “The Love Bug” […]

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BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID

It’s been over 50 years since this blockbuster was released, and it still remains on the list of the greatest movies of all time. Tidbits visits the Old West with the facts on “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.” • American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter William Goldman did research for eight years before penning his […]

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Jet, The Wonder Dog

• James Baldwin was a soldier during World War I and saw how effectively the German army used dogs. Dogs had been used to carry first aid to wounded soldiers, to run messages, and to help lay landlines. When World War II started, Baldwin petitioned Parliament to set up a program to use dogs for […]

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Alphonse Bertillon

• Alphonse Bertillon was born in France in 1853. His father was a noted physician and statistician who taught him methodology. • As a young adult, he went to work as a records clerk in the police department in Paris. One of his duties was to tediously copy down the physical descriptions of everyone who […]

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Trees

Come along with Tidbits as we admire the intelligence of trees! A DISCOVERY • In 1630 a physician named Jean Baptista van Helmont went against the word of Aristotle, who insisted that trees grow by consuming soil. To prove this theory wrong, he planted a 5-lb. willow sapling in a pot containing exactly 200 lbs. […]

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Pinatas

Planning a piñata for your next birthday? Tidbits presents the origins and meaning of this entertaining party activity. • Although we usually associate piñatas with Mexico, it’s likely they originated in China, where they were part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Those piñatas were shaped like cows, oxen, or buffalo, covered with colored paper, […]

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