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Vintage Football Equipment
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Today Ryan Learned Evansville Had an NFL Team Called the Crimson Giants in 1921

Evansville has always had a rich sports history, but wasn't until recently that I discovered our city was home to one of the National Football League's first franchises.

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Tinashe at 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE - BETX Opening Concert
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Today Ryan Learned the Meaning of ’2 On’

Tinashe's song, "2 On" has become a huge hit for the 21-year-old, and while everyone seems to dig the song, not too many know what the term, "2 On" means exactly. Today I learned it's meaning, and am sharing it with you (because I'm swell like that).

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Flea Market 1
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Today Ryan Learned the Origin of the Term “Flea Market”

Once again, my curiosity leads to knowledge for you.

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Computer QWERTY Keyboard
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Today Ryan Learned the History of the QWERTY Keyboard [VIDEO]

I have been typing on some sort of keyboard since first learning to type during my sophomore year in high school some time ago, and until earlier this week, I never put much thought into why the keys are laid out the way they are. Thanks to a quick Googling, now I do. This is what I found out.

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Screw
Now, where did this come from? (Ryan O'Bryan / 106-1 KISS-FM)
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Today Ryan Learned How Screws Were Invented [VIDEO]

If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you know that I have a curious mind, and I'm fascinated by how things work, or how they came to be in the first place. After finding the screw pictured in my desk drawer the other day, I decided to find out how this important piece of mechanics was born. Come learn with me!

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Water Towers
Water towers in Newburgh (L) and Evansville's west side. (Google Maps)
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Today Ryan Learned How Water Towers Work

Call me the Bus Driver, because I'm takin' you to school.

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Taco Platter
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Today Ryan Learned the English Translations of Mexican Restaurant Names in Evansville

The Evansville/Tri-State area is full of great, authentic Mexican restaurants. Most of which are labeled with Hispanic names, but what do those names mean for those of us aren't fluent in Spanish? To the Google machine!

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Taco Vs Fajita
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Today Ryan Learned the Difference Between a Taco and a Fajita

I threw a steak on the grill the other night so I could make steak tacos for dinner, or did I make fajita's? What's the difference? Let's find out — to the interwebs!

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