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Five Facts You Might Not Know About the Big Boy

We all know the old, tried, and sometimes true saying “Bigger is Better.” Yes, a significantly enlarged bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day is for sure better. Finding out that your car repair bill is larger than anticipated … well, not so good. In the late 1930s, bigger was better in the…

Hibernian Railroads: A Little Green Trivia

As we prepare to mark this year’s edition of that most joyous day when we all discover just a wee bit of our heritage hails from the Emerald Isle, allow me to provide you with a few new bits of trivia to toss about over your pints. My Irish friends, take the word of Bobby…