Thursday, June 21, 2018

Photo: Smithsonian Faux Subway Train

At the Smithsonian Museum of American History, we saw this recreation of a subway train. We actually Ubered the whole time in DC, so we never got to ride the real DC subway train. At least I don't have to worry about being mugged on this one. 

Fact of the Day: Green Subway Metros

Subway metro systems (rapid-transit) are often used by cities as it uses far less land and is more eco-friendly than using just a system of motorways. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Photos: Smithsonian American History Technology

 While not all of these things are American, they did all make an impact on American culture. These old computers show that we have come a long way in our PCs.

The Post (2017 Film) Review

 When The Post came out last year, I had no idea it even existed. But since it had two Oscar nominations (Best Picture and also Best Actress for Meryl Streep), I wrote it down to eventually see it. It was kind of odd this kind of film (Steven Spielberg) made such a small splash at the Oscars, but did I like it?

Fact of the Day: Ping Pong

The alternate name for table tennis, ping pong actually originated in England. It's a simple onamonapia for the sounds the game makes.