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Everything Everywhere Daily tells the stories of interesting people, places, and things from around the world and throughout history. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, history, science, geography, and culture.
The Oxford English Dictionary
In 1844, the Philological Society of London began investigating the creation of a new English dictionary. This initial foray would lead to a dictionary that would be unlike any other dictionary ever created.
It would not just give the definition and spelling of a word, but a complete history of each word and where it came from. It would be one of the most ambitious literary projects in history.
Learn more about the Oxford English Dictionary on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Exclaves and Enclaves
Normally, if a foreign country has you totally surrounded, that isn’t a good thing. However, in some parts of the world, it is a normal, everyday occurrence.
Due to historical quirks in drawing maps, there are parts of some countries which are separate from the mainland and are totally surrounded by another country.
Learn more about exclaves and enclaves on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Every four years on January 20th, the United States holds a ceremony for the inauguration of the President of the United States. There are traditions for the inauguration, some of which have been passed down since the very first.
Why do we use January 20th as the date, and how did many of these traditions get started?
Learn more about the history and traditions of the Presidential Inauguration on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
The Crash At Crush
In 1896, the United States was experiencing what we now call a recession. The Panic of 1896 had made life tough on everyone, and many of the companies in the highly competitive railroad business were looking for new ways to make money.
One man, William George Crush, came up with a smashing idea.
His idea was so popular that it drew enough people to create the second-largest city in Texas for a single day, and then subsequently got him fired.
ALL RATS MUST DIE!!!
Humans and rats have lived in an uneasy relationship for millennia. Rats have spread diseases like the bubonic plague, destroyed grain harvests, and stolen our pizzas.
In return, rats have given humans…...pretty much nothing.
As such, humans have waged a relentless war against rats which for the most part has gone nowhere. However, there are some fronts where we have had amazing success.
Learn more about humanity’s war on rats on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
The British Pound(s)
If you visit a different country you might need to get some of the local currency. You might get Ringgit in Malaysia, Pesos in Mexico, Kip in Laos, or Tala in Samoa.
However, there is one country where you have to be careful what currency you get because there are different notes produced in different parts of the country, and the different notes aren’t accepted everywhere in the country.
Learn more about the various British Pounds on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
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I love how this podcast sheds light on little known but fascinating things around the world all condensed into a small, bite-sized package in each episode. Each episode makes me feel like my I.Q. is going up by 5 points and leaves my brain craving for more.
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