I like to know things.
Okay, that’s not surprising; I’m a librarian and it’s pretty much in the job description.
So it makes me happy to get nice pieces of information emailed to me on are regular basis! And one of my favorites arrives Monday thru Friday (sometimes with a bonus selection of reading recommendations on Friday!): Now I Know.
“You’ll learn things like:
- Abraham Lincoln created the secret service – on the day he was shot
- Carrots used to be purple
- How turkey (the bird/food) got its name.
- And a whole lot more“
The creator is Dan (spoiler: he works for Sesame Street, one of my favorite kid shows of all time!) This is his “About” page; I think you will get a good idea of how fun his daily newsletter would be to receive. Sign up yourself!
“Hi. I’m Dan. I’m a dad. And a husband.
And a Mets fan.
I can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. (Kind of.)
I have an email newsletter with more than 100,000 subscribers. It’s about trivia. Pee-Wee Herman once tweeted about it.
In 2013, I wrote a book.
I once had a startup, but I sold it to the founder of Wikipedia. I didn’t make nearly as much money as the press reported.
I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books at least twice.
I’ve never eaten bacon.
I was not in Gangs of New York.
I’ve fed cookies to Cookie Monster.
I’m a recovering lawyer.
I’ve been the New York Mets Designated Driver of the Game three times.
In 2014, I wrote another book.
I am the Connecticut State Magic the Gathering Champion (1997) in both Limited and Standard formats. I am somewhat embarrassed by this.
Nice to meet you.