1000 Things Worth Knowing

Nathaniel C. FOWLER, JR. (1858 - 1918)

Part almanac, part encyclopedia, part dictionary, Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. gives us his idea of important, but sometimes obscure, facts that he thinks should be in our bank of general knowledge. He includes a large section on medical emergency and health. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, so there is no logical presentation, but reference is made easy. Or, it is just interesting browsing, and a glimpse into the world of the early twentieth century. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Reference

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Larry Wilson
00:01:22
Play 01 Acetylene Gas - Artificial Ice Logan Lorenz
00:05:35
Play 02 Atlantic Cable Pamela Nagami
00:06:52
Play 03 Atmosphere - Birth Stones Zozue
00:05:51
Play 04 Blind - Brook Farm Zozue
00:05:38
Play 05 Calculating Interest Zozue
00:11:03
Play 06 Canals - Celluloid Zozue
00:06:48
Play 07 Certified Checks - Climate and Temperature Zozue
00:04:47
Play 08 Coal Industry - Comets Zozue
00:04:58
Play 09 Common Measurements - Communism and Socialism BettyB
00:05:09
Play 10 Comparative Population of the United States - Corsets Greg Giordano
00:12:31
Play 11 Cosmetics - Crust of the Earth BettyB
00:05:19
Play 12 Daguerreotypes - Digestibility of Foods BettyB
00:04:39
Play 13 Distances Between Cities in the United States BettyB
00:28:46
Play 14 Diving Bells - Dynamite BettyB
00:05:35
Play 15 Earth Facts - Earthquakes BettyB
00:05:36
Play 16 Earthquake Areas of the Earth - Embezzlement Adele Pooley
00:05:47
Play 17 Errors of History - Esperanto BettyB
00:05:00
Play 18 Failures - Farm Production Pam Jameson
00:11:33
Play 19 First Trans-Atlantic Steamship - Foretelling the Weather Amelia Chesley
00:05:21
Play 20 Freemasonry - Grain Industry BettyB
00:04:58
Play 21 Gravity - Great Tunnels BettyB
00:04:47
Play 22 Hair Growers - Health GrimsonB
00:04:03
Play 23 Historical Facts BettyB
00:14:03
Play 24 Holy Grail - Insane BettyB
00:06:26
Play 25 Iron Industry - Languages of the World BettyB
00:03:26
Play 26 Large Cities of North America Akron, O. - Muskogee, Okla. BettyB
00:11:26
Play 27 Large Cities of North America Nashua, N. H. - Winnipeg, Man. BettyB
00:10:34
Play 28 Law - Liquor and Wine Industry BettyB
00:08:22
Play 29 Literature - Moon BettyB
00:05:59
Play 30 Mortality - Naturalization Adele Pooley
00:05:20
Play 31 Newspapers - Ocean Ownership BettyB
00:04:50
Play 32 Old Time Ships - Partnership Adele Pooley
00:05:41
Play 33 Patent Medicines Eva Staes
00:07:45
Play 34 Perpetual Motion - Pole Star Adele Pooley
00:03:29
Play 35 Population and Land Area of the United States - Population Per Square Mile Greg Giordano
00:22:55
Play 36 Porto Rico - Principal Countries of the World BettyB
00:10:25
Play 37 Printing Presses - Pure Food WilkieMills
00:07:33
Play 38 Pyramids - Roads Pam Jameson
00:06:19
Play 39 Round Table - Seven Deadly Sins Marta A
00:04:38
Play 40 Seven Liberal Arts - Ship Bells Marta A
00:05:55
Play 41 Slavery - Solar System Marta A
00:06:10
Play 42 Some Things Worth Knowing - Spectacles and Glasses BettyB
00:03:32
Play 43 Sporting, Speed, and Other Records - Airship Records - Endurance Records Foon
00:06:44
Play 44 Sporting, Speed, and Other Records - Hammer Throwing - Shot Putting Professional Foon
00:07:15
Play 45 Sporting, Speed, and Other Records - Skating Amateur - Walking Records Professional Foon
00:09:07
Play 46 Standard Time - Stars, Their Number Amelia Chesley
00:04:52
Play 47 Star Spangled Banner - Statistics of Population United States, by States BettyB
00:12:19
Play 48 Stature and Weights Greg Giordano
00:11:01
Play 49 Steam Engine - Sugar Industry Foon
00:04:30
Play 50 Sunday Schools - Telegraph Foon
00:05:15
Play 51 Telephone - Thunder Foon
00:05:07
Play 52 Ticket-of-Leave - Tom Thumb Foon
00:04:45
Play 53 To Produce Different Colors - Turbines Foon
00:05:12
Play 54 Type - United States Flag Foon
00:04:15
Play 55 United States History in Brief BettyB
00:09:28
Play 56 University Extension - Watered Stock Marta A
00:04:32
Play 57 Wealth of Nations - Wedding Anniversaries BettyB
00:03:24
Play 58 Weights and Measures Foon
00:10:14
Play 59 What to Do in Emergencies Eva Staes
00:04:36
Play 60 Accidents - Baths Foon
00:03:54
Play 61 Bleeding - Chilblains Foon
00:04:57
Play 62 Cleanliness - Diphtheria Foon
00:04:48
Play 63 Disinfectants - Dog Bites Marta A
00:03:22
Play 64 Drowning Marta A
00:03:58
Play 65 Drowning Another Method - Emergencies with Children Marta A
00:03:54
Play 66 Emergency Medicines - Glycerin Eva Staes
00:03:30
Play 67 Emergency Medicines - Peppermint - Emetics and Stimulants Eva Staes
00:03:14
Play 68 Exercise - Fainting Foon
00:04:22
Play 69 Feeding an Invalid - Fumigating a Sick-Room Foon
00:04:17
Play 70 Getting Things into the Eye, Nose, Ear, etc. - Hiccoughs Marta A
00:03:58
Play 71 How to Avoid Accidents - Neuralgia Marta A
00:04:55
Play 72 Poison - For Poisonous Mushrooms Amelia Chesley
00:05:05
Play 73 Pulse - Scalds and Burns Marta A
00:04:17
Play 74 Shock or Collapse -Sore Throat RussellEric
00:03:44
Play 75 Sprains - Sunstroke RussellEric
00:03:37
Play 76 Temperature of the Body - Vomiting RussellEric
00:03:54
Play 77 Wills - Woman's Suffrage RussellEric
00:03:38
Play 78 Women Voters - Yankee Doodle Larry Wilson
00:04:32