Few jobs inspire and intrigue worldwide as much as that of the President of the United States. All the mystery and power they have makes us dream of becoming part of this selected group of people since we are kids.
We crave all the information and gossip we can get, from the history surrounding the firsts members to the drama and rivalry of the recent ones. No matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. From the rural U. S. …
The Summer Olympic Games start next month, and with them, the hopes and dreams of many athletes. The moment the torch carried from Athens ignites the Olympic Fire at Tokyo’s National Stadium, we will hold our breath, watching how records fold down and new heroes are born.
This time, because of the pandemic, the flame will take longer to arrive at the stadium. The lighting ceremony took place (for the first time with no spectators) on March 12, 2020. …
Everybody loves music, classical, regional, jazz, hip hop, rock, pop, etc. When you express your choice, you find that most of the people you talk to become instant critics, or experts, trying to convince you to listen to what they like or start the most fierce argument defending their choice.
Here are some hidden facts behind music history. Some might surprise you, and others you will say: Nah, I already knew that. But do you know them all?
For starters, do you know the name of the nine Greek goddesses that supposedly inspire Astronomy, Comedy, Dance, History, Tragedy, Epic Poetry…
After many readers asked me for more curious facts about the United States history and general information, I’ve decided to write a second installment.
I wondered whether to call it the “Adjust your Factometer Book II” or the “U.S. and the Chamber of secrets and curious facts.”
1 — The Appalachian Mountains are America’s second-largest mountain range. That is true in part. Eighty percent of the Appalachians extend along the U.S. Still, the rest runs into eastern Canada and up to the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, an overseas territory of France, near Newfoundland, Canada. Therefore, you can take…
Yesterday I was talking to a friend, and we started debating about the history of the United States. When we finished, I decided to send him a simple list of ten facts that many people have wrong.
If you want to check it, here is the list of curious facts about the United States; you might like to find out if you have them right. And in the process, save yourself some searching time and probably adjust your “Factometer.”
1 — Washington was not the first president. There were 14 more Continental Presidents, 1. Peyton Randolph, 2. Arthur Henry Middleton…
100 Dyslexics in 150 Words or Less. Frank Winfield Woolworth
Born 04/13/1852 in New York. Frank started working at his father’s farm, later working as a clerk, he conceived the idea of a five-cent clearance sale.
With a $300 advance from his employer, he started a small store in Utica but failed.
He tried again and by 1881, had the first nickel and dime successful stores.
Moved to NY, planning all window and counter displays.
By 1910 he had 631 stores, and built the tallest skyscraper in the world at the time, the Woolworth Building.
When he died on 04/08/1919, there were over 1,000 stores. The New York Times wrote, “He was a man who made his money not by selling a little for a lot, but by selling a lot for a little.”
As a child, he quit school and was labeled as a slow learner.