How old does furniture have to be to be considered antique?

How old does furniture have to be to be considered antique?

The rule of thumb used by most antique dealers is that anything about 100 years or older is an antique. Items that are old, but not quite that old, are called vintage.

What color is Coca-Cola really?

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.

What year did they stop making nickels out of silver?

The United States changed the composition of its coins in 1965 from 90% silver and 10% copper to an all copper-nickel alloy. Dimes and quarters were 90% silver through 1964 and Kennedy half dollars were 90% silver in 1964 and then 40% silver from 1965–1970.

Who discovered the vaccine for polio?

Jonas Salk. Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. He was born in New York City to Jewish parents.

When did West Virginia break away from Virginia?

West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, in which 50 northwestern counties of Virginia decided to break away from Virginia during the American Civil War. The new state was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, and was a key Civil War border state.

Where was glitter invented?

A cattle rancher in New Jersey is credited for inventing glitter, and it was by accident. Henry Ruschmann from Bernardsville, New Jersey was a machinist who crushed plastic while trying to find a way to dispose of it and thus made glitter in 1934.

Is a pine cone a fruit?

It is not a fruit and it is not a seed. What most of us call a “pine cone” is really a cluster of highly modified woody scales tightly packed together to protect the developing conifer seeds inside.

Where Does Worcestershire sauce come from?

Despite its name, Worcestershire sauce was originally an Indian recipe, brought back to Britain by Lord Marcus Sandys, ex-Governor of Bengal. One day in 1835, Sandys appeared in a prospering chemist’s emporium in Worcestershire, England, and asked the chemist to create a batch of sauce from his recipe.