Fun Fact of the Day: The invention of Bubble Wrap was a happy mistake. The two men who invented it were originally trying to create textured wallpaper, but the machine they were using ended up producing the plastic sheets covered with air bubbles we all know and love today.
Fun Fact of the Day: Trivial Pursuit was conceived on December 15, 1979 by Chris Haney and Scott Abbott. Haney was a picture editor at the Montreal Gazette, and Abbott was a sports journalist for The Canadian Press. The friends were playing a game of Scrabble and drinking beer when they decided to invent their own game.
On this Day in History in 1837: Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system.