Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2011.

February 28
The non-existent word “dord” was discovered in Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition on this date in 1939.
Your coffee wants a good pruf-reader.

February 25
On this date in 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England.
A Domino factum est coffee tua, et est mirabile in oculis notris.

February 24
Fidel Castro retired as President of Cuba on this date in 2008.
Your coffee wants a cigar.

February 23
On this date in 1903, Cuba leased Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity.”
Your coffee wants a luxury suite at Camp Iguana.

February 22
Spain sold Florida to the United States for five million dollars on this date in 1819.
Your coffee wants to hang out at Sloppy Joe’s Bar.

February 21
On this day in 1953, Francis Crick and James D. Watson discovered the structure of the DNA molecule.
Your coffee wants a phosphodiester bond.

February 18
The dwarf planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh on this date in 1930.
Your coffee wears a Kuiper belt.

February 17
In Oregon on this date in 1913, the first effective minimum wage law in the United States took effect.
Your coffee wants time and a half.

February 16
Basketball player Shaquille O’Neal made the only three-point shot of his professional career on this date in 1996.
Your coffee never dribbles.

February 15
On this date in 1971, the decimalisation of British coinage took place.
Spare a bob for a cuppa coffee, guv?

February 14
Today is St. Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee loves you—but we really need to talk.

February 11
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a companion during a quail hunt on this date in 2006.
Your coffee wants a Kevlar mug.

February 10
The Perrier Group withdrew its bottled water for sale after benzene was discovered in some bottles on this date in 1990.
Your coffee wants caffeine, not benzene.

February 9
On this date in 1997, “The Simpsons” broke the record held by “The Flintstones” to become the longest running prime-time animated series in U.S. television history.
Your coffee wants Homer’s “moon waffles.”

February 8
President Clinton signed the Communications Decency Act on this date in 1996.
Your coffee wants free irony refills.

February 7
On this date in 1935, Charles Darrow sold rights to the “Monopoly” board game to Parker Brothers.
Your coffee took a ride on the Reading Railroad.

February 4
The Winter Olympics took place in the United States for the first time on this date in 1932.
Your coffee wants a Blue Hone curling stone.

February 3
On this date in 1966, the Soviet Luna 9 probe made the first soft landing on the moon.
Your coffee goes down nice and easy.

February 2
Samuel L. Clemens first used the pseudonym “Mark Twain” on this date in 1863.
Your coffee makes cappuccino with a paddle-wheel steamer.

February 1
On this date in 2004, Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” was telecast during halftime at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Your coffee always stays in its cup.