Fun Facts and Little Known Facts of American History – 2 Great Volumes Together at Last!
Fun Facts of American History - American History doesn’t have to be dull. Especially since our past is filled with fascinating, unusual stories. On Fun Facts of American History you’ll see extraordinary vintage film footage and hear offbeat tales that are all true and all a part of our great American heritage.
* Historic Episodes – Did you know that America had a president whose term was only one day long, or that an early railroad pioneer deliberately crashed steam trains into each other head-on?
* Curious Customs – Do you know why we throw rice at weddings or why we drive on the right hand side of the road?
* Symbol Origins – Do you know why a rabbit’s foot and a horseshoe are considered good luck?
* Back to the Drawing Board – Did you know that inventions were actually patented that could tip your hat without touching it, or move a flying saucer across the sky?
America has a fascinating history and learning about it with Fun Facts of American History is a blast! The Just the Facts Learning Series brings information to your television in a fast-paced style that makes learning fun.
Little Known Facts of American History - You may know about the major events during America’s history, but the little known happenings are equally fascinating and possibly just as important. The first part of this production looks at important little known events such as:
* When time zones and road maps first help organize American’s lives.
* The origins of the Ferris wheel, tissue paper and the potato chip.
* The founding of the YMCA
* The first stagecoach drivers, phone operators and even Baseball umpires… and many more!
Little Known Facts also looks at the uncommon tales of America’s lesser-known explorers and pioneers. Jedidiah Smith, Adolphus Greely, John Colter, John Muir, Hiram Bingham, Henry Dreyfuss, Nikolai Tesla and many others may not have famous names, but they paved paths of innovation in exploration and science which has left a substantial impact on the growth and success of America. These stories are timeless and will be enjoyed by all ages.
The 'Just the Facts' Learning Series brings facts and information straight to your TV in an appealing way that makes learning compelling and fun to watch!