Chelsea Collier is an actor/writer/trivia junkie currently living in Illinois. She studied Shakespeare in grad school and uses the word "gormandizing" whenever possible.
Since the 1950s, many Americans can't really call it Christmas until they pack up the car, head to the theater, and cheer on their little ballerina in her first production of The Nutcracker Ballet. In honor of all those devoted siblings, parents, and other relations, here's some trivia to keep you awake until the snowflakes dance onstage.
1. Tools of the trade
The first nutcrackers were little more than pitted stones "“ more "nutsmashers" than "nutcrackers"... READ ON
The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.