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Week of October 1, 2018
That tiny pocket on your blue jeans is for your pocket watch. Well, maybe not yours, but the cowboys who made blue jeans famous in the 1800s were grateful for it. Typically, watches were carried on chains and worn in waistcoats, but hard field labor made that a lot less practical. Outdoors, the "watch pocket" on any pair of jeans did just the trick, even after watches moved to the wrist. "This extra pouch has served many functions, evident in its many titles," the Levi Strauss website reminds us. "Frontier pocket, coin pocket, match pocket and ticket pocket, to name a few."


Week of September 24, 2018
The ridges on the letters F and J on your keyboard help people remember where to align their index fingers while typing on "QWERTY" keyboards. Knowing where to place your index fingers will give you a natural place for your other fingers, help you type faster and make it easier for you to feel your way around the keyboard without constantly looking down.


Week of September 17, 2018
The color of the tag on your store-bought bread tells grocers what day of the week the bread was shipped. Bread is usually delivered fresh to stores five days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday and each day has its own colored tag or twist tie. Though some companies use their own system, this common code is easy to remember...just as the days of the week proceed in order from Monday to Saturday, their corresponding colors proceed in alphabetical order: Blue, Green, Red, White & Yellow.


Week of September 10, 2018
(Welcome back! We hope your summer was ridiculously fun!!!)
According to pizza guru Scott Wiener, pizza will not burn your mouth once it has cooled below 170-175 degrees.


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