On this day in history: In 1873, Budapest was formed when the rival cities of Buda and Pest were united to form the capital of Hungary. In 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for his three-position traffic signal. And in 1986, the one billionth Little Golden Book was printed. The title was The Poky Little Puppy.
If The Moon Were Only One Pixel – The tag line for this is “A tediously accurate scale model of the solar system.” That makes me laugh, but as you can see, it puts a lot of things about space into perspective, and in an easy way to grasp the extreme size of it all.
Hunting With Eagles – This was pretty interesting to watch. It shows just how varied and interesting the different cultures around our world can be.
On this day in history: In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In 1940, the Walt Disney movie Fantasia had its world premiere at New York’s Broadway Theater. And in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington DC, at the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War.
How To Sleep – We live in a society that is fixated on productivity and effectiveness. As a result, we tend to deprive ourselves of sleep in order to accomplish more. But is that a good thing? This is a long article, but a very interesting look at sleep, and how it can affect our bodies and our lives.
On this day in history: In 1869, a hotel in Boston became the first in the U.S. to install indoor plumbing. In 1928, Marvin Pipkin received a patent for the frosted electric light bulb. And in 1958, Chevrolet introduced the El Camino, and created a cult classic that has captivated millions.
On this day in history: In 1882, the first major league double header was played. It was between the Worcester and Providence teams. In 1890, the Sequoia National Park was established as a U.S. National Park in Central California. And in 1970, The Partridge Family premiered on ABC television.
An Easy Guide To Making Cold Brew Coffee – If you have never tried cold brew coffee, you are missing out. Cold brew is some of the smoothest, lowest acidity, coffee you will ever find. Here is an easy guide to making your own, and you can purchase a cold brew maker on Amazon.
Who Really Invented Monopoly? – This board game is probably my all time favorite of the whole industry, except for the fact that it takes so long to play, and my kids have lost most of the pieces. But it is an interesting article. You might also check out this article about the Free Parking space.
On this day in history: In 1609, the Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson. In 1907, the “American Messenger Company” was started by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company’s name was later changed to “United Parcel Service.” And in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people attended.
10 Things Women Love On A Man – I strive to be a well-dressed individual, simply because I want to look my best. And as I am able to afford it, I add pieces to my wardrobe to accentuate that. Real Men, Real Style posted this a while back, and I decided to watch to see if my wife agreed. She has confirmed almost all of these. That gives me yet another reason to be well-dressed.
On this day in history: In 1248, the rebuilding of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, began after being destroyed by fire. In 1848, the Oregon Territory was established. In 1880, the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany was completed after 632 years of rebuilding. And in 1888, a patent for the electric meter was granted to Oliver B. Shallenberger.
On this day in history: In 1782, George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart. In 1888, Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for the revolving door. And in 1928, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a new bill that was one third smaller than the previous U.S. bills.
Seven Things You Should Never Order In A Coffee Shop – This made me laugh. Literally. Because I hear so many of these things in some of the coffee shops I frequent. So stop it. And also, stop going to chain coffee shops and think you can get a good specialty coffee (okay, rant over).