Category Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sunday Football Game at Philadelphia in 1933

This is a continuation of the Top Ten Things Not to Do list with a historical background. Today marked the anniversary of the first Sunday football game played in Philadelphia in 1933. If you were there, some actions are a no-no. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sunday Football Game at Philadelphia in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of Harvard College in 1636

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with history as a backdrop. Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is founded in Cambridge, Mass on this day in 1636. The Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of Harvard College in 1636. 10 If […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Were with Edison in 1879

This is a continuation of the Top Ten on a historical backdrop. On October 21st after 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with the gaslight. Top Ten Things Not to do if You were with Edison in 1879 10 If you were with Edison in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found Germantown Pennslyvania in 1683.

In 1683, thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America’s oldest settlements. Since this week marks that anniversary, the Top Ten Things Not to Do provides advice (maybe a little late) if you found yourself part of that event. Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found […]

Top Ten things Not to Do While Rome Burns in AD 64

This post continues the Top Ten series with a historical background. Hope you enjoy. 10 If you are in Rome and it’s burning, do not practice your Lyre. If you do, at best you might be mistaken as a leader. At worst, the number one Lyre player might think you are mocking him. (I see a few […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do During the 1849 California Gold Rush

  This edition continues the historical background on the Top Ten feature. I hope you like it. 10 If you are near the gold rush, do not sell everything to go mine gold. If you do, at best you will break even. At worst, you’ll find that you have blown your life savings chasing a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Battle of the Alamo

The inspiration for this list is the idea of matching Ten Things Not to Do with historical events. I hope you enjoy this one. 10 If you are caught at the battle of the Alamo, do not think offering margaritas all around is going to help anything. If you do, at best everyone will be too […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at a Renaissance Faire

    The inspiration for this list was a question by the producer. “Have you done a Top Ten on a Renaissance Faire?” The answer was, “No.” So here it is. (I know pretty simple inspiration, isn’t it?) If you read to the end, I have a question about an idea given me by a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When the Heat Index is Above 110 degrees F (43.3 C)

  The inspiration for this list was yesterday’s high temperature and high humidity. 10 If the heat index is above 110, do not do your 10K run. If you do, at best, your water will run out at 5K. At worst, passersby will wonder what you are doing in the community fountain. (Look like the […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When You Are in a Dentist’s Chair

    The inspiration for this list was a routine visit to the dentist. Like all dentist offices, I could hear what was going on in several offices around me.  I heard some funny things, and also I made up some of my own. I hope you enjoy this list 10 If you are in […]