1001 Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know by Anna Mantzaris

By Anna Mantzaris

Trivialities buffs of the world—this is your e-book! It’s full of 1,001 tidbits of knowledge in such different types as foodstuff & Drink, tv, paintings, company, health and wellbeing, faith, and so forth. for instance, do you know that each strawberry includes over 2 hundred seeds? That the 1st equipped hard work strike within the U.S. happened in Philadelphia in 1786, while neighborhood printers demanded greater wages? Or that Jack London used to be the 1st novelist to earn 1000000 cash from his writing? Highlighted with maps and illustrations, this compilation features a wealth of lists, together with the least densely populated nations, the tutorial associations of the Ivy League, bands that performed at Woodstock, or even the main demanding clichés, as voted by way of humans in 70 nations.

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There were also radio charlatans like the notorious “Doctor” John R. Brinkley, who promised amazing medical cures, which he promoted over his own radio station in Milford, Kansas. Increasingly, as the networks were formed and the quality of the talent improved, talks were not needed as much (in the early days, they had frequently been used to fill up airtime); but radio talks didn’t vanish entirely. Religious talks survived, as did talks about politics. Many candidates conducted their campaigns by radio, effectively reaching more potential voters than they could reach by renting a hall.

Commissioner of Education, began working with a How the Talk Show was Born committee of high school and college educators to create something new in educational programs. The committee’s members were aware that young people listened to the radio a lot, and their plan was to deliver informative courses in a way that wouldn’t bore these young listeners. The lessons would be concise and interesting, using professional broadcasters and orchestras; the subject matter, like American history or English literature, would be presented in mini-radio-dramas; and guest experts would talk about science or give a demonstration of some aspect of music.

Of course, broadcasters and celebrities couldn’t bring their loved ones home, but radio provided comfort and made the listeners feel less alone. This sense of community continued later in the talk show audience. During the war, development of new broadcast technologies came to a halt. That was bad news for Edwin Howard Armstrong, an inventor who had found a solution for one of the listeners’ most common problems—poor reception. During the mid 1930s, he put what he called Frequency Modulation (FM) on the air.

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