Riding in to work this morning, the kid in the car in front of mine was having tons of fun sticking his toungue out at me. I must admit, I thought it was pretty funny too. When you’re a child, it doesn’t take much to amuse you. One animal will never experience that same joy… […]
I must admit, I was a bit of a history nerd growing up. I absolutely love U.S. History, and U.S. Presidential history has always been exciting to me. I bet you didn’t know… Woodrow Wilson is the only U.S. President buried in Washington DC proper.
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 […]
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.