2012

Americans love pizza. Americans also love to experiment with some pretty weird and exotic pizza toppings. Even though I’ve heard a lot of creative choices for pizza toppings, I was shocked to learn… The most popular pizza topping in Brazil is green peas.

How often do you pay for things with cash? Apparently, some bills are used more than others, and that has had an effect on production… In 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department didn’t print any $10 bills for the first time in 30 years.

I enjoy ending my day with a soothing, hot cup of tea. Perhaps, my mother had something to do with my love of tea, since I remember that she was always steeping a cup when I was growing up. I bet you didn’t know… Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as […]

Pizza is one of my favorite foods. Even though, some of the best pizza I’ve ever eaten was in Italy… Americans eat half of the world’s pizza.

I must admit, I am a bit of a speed demon. I love to drive fast and my mom says I have a lead foot. I don’t think I would’ve been happy driving a car before the 1900s… The speed limit in New York City was 8 miles per hour in 1895.

Almost everything is now done by some form of computer. Telephones, music devices, even payments for groceries, have been taken over by computer operating systems. Although computers are the new standard, I still always keep a pen handy to jot things down… The first ballpoint pens were sold in 1945 for $12.

When people describe smells, you often hear the words “good” or “bad.” Have you ever thought about a more tangible way to describe smell? The average smell weighs 760 nanograms.

Most people don’t like bugs or insects. However, I like to think bugs and insects are just misunderstood creatures. For example, a queen bee has a remarkable ability… A queen bee can lay between 800 – 1500 eggs per day.

Did you know your weight fluctuates throughout the day? It’s the reason doctors and trainers say to weigh yourself at the same time each day. By the way, location can also affect your weight… You would weigh less on the top of a mountain than at sea level.

Busch Gardens is definitely the place for to add a good roller coaster rush to your day. And who wants to ride a slow roller coaster? Not anyone I know… Alpengeist at Busch Gardens hits a maximum speed of 67 miles per hour.

People are usually more active in the Summer. Summer weather is perfect for outdoor sports activities, but it’s also a great time to walk more. People should definitely wear comfortable walking shoes when they visit Busch Gardens… Busch Gardens is more than 350 acres of land with 50 attractions.

When I visit theme parks and zoos with my mom, she loves to look at all the intricate landscaping. I know my mom is going to love Busch Gardens, because… The National Amusement Park Historical Association has named Busch Gardens the world’s Most Beautiful Park for 22 consecutive years.