Black Friday

Chances are pretty good that you were one of the 226 million shoppers who swarmed stores over the weekend.  The number of shoppers increased by 14 million from last year (National Retail Federation).  It’s simply astonishing to think about this many people roaming around for good shopping deals.  But what is more surprising about this…

Useless

Researcher Spence Silver was curious about what would happen when he mixed together a new concoction.  Silver worked for the 3M company and was fiddling with a new type of adhesive.  What he discovered was an adhesive that would apply to a piece of paper and then give that piece of paper the ability to…

Shooting At The White House

At least two rounds were fired at the upper level windows of the White House yesterday.  Apparently the bullets were fired on the windows of President Obama’s family living quarters. Luckily, Obama and his family were not in the house at the time.  The culprit of this shooting was caught in Virginia the following day.…

“The Tombs” Prison

In 1838, a brand new prison was built.  It was called “The Tombs.”  Ironically, the contractor who built the prison was later found guilty of forgery and sentenced to several years in prison.  Which prison?  The very prison he had built.  As the contractor was escorted into a cell of his own making, he said,…

Webster’s First Dictionary

When you read the word “dictionary,” you might immediately starting yawning.  Dictionaries aren’t exactly the most exciting books on the shelf.  But before you tune me out, let me tell you something interesting.  Noah Webster’s first dictionary in 1828 was based off of the Bible.  Webster considered education completely useless if it was without the…