Seconds of WWI

A gathering of SilverMedals.net facts about the Great War.

Second Host of The Tonight Show

It all depends on how you figure, but there are two legitimate choices.

East Island — a Second-Biggest that Disappeared

East Island, the second-biggest island in the French Frigate Shoals was washed away during a hurricane earlier in October. Why is it such a big deal that a tiny uninhabited island disappeared? It has something to do with what was buried under its sandy beaches.

NY Cosmos
From the Referencepedia —

Pelé, the greatest soccer player ever to live, played for two just professional teams over his career. The first was Santos in Brazil. The second was the New York Cosmos.

The Second Country to Legalize Marijuana

From Vancouver to Halifax, it's the world's biggest marijuana legalization experiment. Will Canada learn from Uruguay's mistakes? Will the problems outweigh the fun? How greener IS the grass in Canada?

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Seconds of WWI

11/11/2018

This being the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended major fighting in WWI, SilverMedals.net presents “second” facts about the Great War.

The Second Host of The Tonight Show

11/03/2018

The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk-show that has been airing on NBC since 1954. The first person to regularly play host on the show was comedian Steve Allen who was on the show from 1954 to 1957. As for who technically was the second host depends on, like so many other “seconds” on SilverMedals.net, how you define the…read more

Disappearing Island and a Lost Habitat

10/25/2018

Almost all of what was the second-biggest island in the French Frigate Shoals disappeared on or around October 4 after having been hit by Hurricane Walaka. The category 4 storm’s high winds sent a storm surge over the small islet almost completely destroying it. The now-gone 11-acre island was known as East Island and was part of the Northwestern Hawaiian…read more

Canada — Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

10/17/2018

The legal sale of recreational marijuana began today (10/17/18) in Canada, the second country to do so. More than just decriminalizing its use, or limiting its use or sale to specific places, people can now buy, cultivate, and use marijuana to their heart’s content (if their hearts are content with whatever limits their provinces may impose, that is). None of…read more

Armored Command — Burt Reynolds’ Second Feature Film

09/17/2018

Updated 10/26/2018

By the time Burt Reynolds signed up for the movie Armored Command (Allied Artists, 1961), his second full-length feature movie, he had already put together a respectable resumé as a stage and TV actor having appeared in at least 15 television shows in not only bit parts but in regular roles. An ex-athlete from Florida with a rugged sexiness that…read more

Second Episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Screen shot from the second episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

06/28/2018

Updated 10/26/2018

It may seem like hyperbole to write that Fred Rogers was one of the finest human beings ever to appear on American television, but he really was a good guy. A musician, a minister, a teacher, a producer, director, actor, and a student of early childhood development, Rogers dedicated the greater part of his personal and professional life toward teaching…read more

Astronaut Alan Bean and His “Second” Career

05/29/2018

Updated 10/09/2018

When Alan Bean retired from NASA and decided to become a full-time professional fine-art artist, he had to shed his aeronautical engineering and astronaut self to allow his inner artistic vision come through to the canvas. Not an easy task for the former Apollo 12 astronaut, one of only 12 men to have walked on the surface of the moon,…read more