Stream of Facts
Skittles are rumored to have been invented by
a man named Rick Walden, a worker for Mars
who became bored during a business meeting
and started to punch holes in Starburst candies.
His boss saw the circular results scattered all
over the table, and the idea for Skittles was born.
This occurrence is neither endorsed nor denied
by the Mars candy company.
Originally conceived as a club designed to alleviate
boredom, the Ku Klux Klan began as a society
club for former Confederate soldiers, by former
Confederate soldiers. The ideals weren’t more
friendly, of course; they are still quite similar to
those of today. It was only when General Nathan
Forrest started to lead the clan that it grew into
a radical and often violent group of vigilantes.
Roman society during the Golden Age dictated
that any man found guilty of adultery should
have every single one of his pubic hairs ripped
out. Not only that, a large radish (or an acceptable
substitute of relatively the same size and
effect) would then be shoved up the Roman
Commonly used in Greco-Roman cooking, the
extinct plant known as silphium once formed
the crux of trade for the area. It also had medical
uses and was the primary herbal contraceptive
at the time. This sexual concept, combined with
the fact that silphium seeds are shaped like the
modern day symmetrical heart, has lead many
scholars to believe that the heart symbol may
have been derived from these seeds.