Today I learned…

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“When you’re stuck inside every day, you happen to learn things!”

And here’s the latest batch of things I’ve learned ;)

You can find batch #1 here and batch #2 here.

How about you?!


#1. There’s a Google for KIDS! It’s called Kiddle and filters out all the adult stuff –> Features bigger thumbnails, larger fonts, and uses Google’s “SafeSearch” to serve up kid-friendly content (though not associated with Google).


#2. You can convert all your browser tabs into ONE single tab. –> “Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once… You can also create a web page from your list of tabs, so that you can easily share your tabs with other people, other computers, or with your smartphone or tablet.”

[Here’s an example of a tab page I saw floating around Twitter the other day: “Things to Do“]

#3. Why Triscuits are called Triscuits! Per the determined @SageBoggs: “In the early 1900’s, Triscuit was run out of Niagara Falls. And their big selling point? Being “baked by electricity.” They were “the only food on the market prepared by this 1903 process.” Look at the lightning bolts! And that’s when it clicked — Elec-TRI-city Biscuit. TRISCUIT MEANS “ELECTRICITY BISCUIT””

vintage triscuit ad

#4. There’s magical oil for getting money!! –> “Money Drawing” ;) “Money Drawing is an old hoodoo formula for oil that is designed to pull in income. It can be used in money spells for business and luck… The ingredients in Money Drawing include Cinnamon, Pyrite, and Bayberry, plus other herbs and essences.” – (You try it first and then let me know what happens… ;))

#5. The person who inspired Dave Ramsey’s empire (and credited for helping him get out of debt) –> Larry Burkett. An American radio personality and co-founder of Crown Financial Ministries who focused on financial counseling from a Christian point of view.

According to one of our regular readers here, Debt Free in RVA, one of the best books Larry put out was “Debt-Free Living” which he highly recommends to anyone struggling with debt 👍

debt-free living book


Here’s to a great (non-stressful) weekend! If you’re feeling adventurous, try going the next two days without opening up your laptop!

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  1. Christine April 10, 2020 at 8:14 AM

    That Triscuit tidbit is pure gold! You can bet that once social distancing is over, that will be a factoid in heavy rotation around here! Grocery stores, parties, lunch…possibilities are endless!

    1. J. Money April 10, 2020 at 12:32 PM

      Haha… I hope you’re being serious about that :)

  2. Lisa O April 10, 2020 at 9:07 AM

    Love the Triscuit fact….as a New Yorker with family in Western New York that will make for a great conversation tidbit!

    Best part of this quarantine situation is you got time! Time to read, ponder, clean, think outside the busy schedule.

    Happy Easter To You & Your Family.

    1. J. Money April 10, 2020 at 12:33 PM

      You too, Lisa!

      Keep pondering away!

  3. Brian April 10, 2020 at 10:26 AM

    I do love a good “today i learned.” These were good fun facts. Its probably why i spend so much time on the Today I learned reddit.

    1. J. Money April 10, 2020 at 12:33 PM

      Keep hearing about that thread but too afraid of getting sucked in!

  4. Nora April 10, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    I’m a devoted user of OneTab! It helps organize the chaos involved in web searches/browsing. And it stores your results for months. Can’t recommend it enough.

    1. J. Money April 10, 2020 at 12:34 PM

      Oh, excellent! Thanks for the insight!

  5. Tonya@Budgetandthebeach April 10, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Wow the Triscuit thing…you know you never really think about the title of something. I have one for you for the next one…did you know the Michelin Man has a name? You’ll have to look it up. It’s a weird one!

    1. J. Money April 10, 2020 at 2:29 PM



      That is SO going in the next roundup – you are the best ;)

  6. Chris April 13, 2020 at 9:23 PM

    I really like Larry Burkett. I listened to him on the radio growing up. He has actually written several books.