- Elvis Had a Twin - Most people consider Elvis exceptional, unique, and one-of-a-kind. Yet, Elvis had a twin brother (Jesse Garon) who died at birth. What would the world have been like with both Elvis and his twin? Would Jesse have been anything like his brother? We are left only to wonder.
- WWII and M&M’s
After Forrest Mars, Sr. witnessed soldiers eating bite-sized chocolates covered in a sugar coating during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, he brought the idea back to the United States and started manufacturing his own version, called M&M’s. In 1941, M&M’s were included in U.S. soldiers’ rations during World War II because they “melt in your mouth, not in your hands” (the tagline didn’t actually appear until 1954). Good in nearly any environment, including hot summers, M&M’s became very popular. The little candies were sold in tubes until 1948, when the packaging changed to the brown bag that we still see today. The imprint of an “M” on the candies first occurred in 1950.