Friday, October 24, 2014

Fact of the Day: Candy Apple

While known as the toffee apple outside the United States, the candy apple was apparently invented by an American. That man's name was William W. Kolb, and he created the candy apple in 1908. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Question: Do You Listen to the Radio?

Like magazines, radio has taken quite a hit in the digital age. Though it has been a bit more stable since it's more convenient to listen to the car's radio than to bring music to your car. Though when I forget my mp3 player, I often get sick of the radio stations. Most of them play what's trendy, which is only a handful songs. Which is a good way to ruin a good song; hearing it over and over and over again. 

Fact of the Day: Earth Owl

While there are many species of owls, they all fall in the order of birds known as Strigiformes. Owls are found all over the world, with the only exception being Antarctica. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Favorite Photos: Pinata Candy

 During my nephew Mr. C's fourth birthday party, my brother Steven got a cupcake pinata. Except it was so tough that he eventually had to take a turn just to give them a honest chance of breaking the pinata. Once it was open it was poured onto the floor and Mr. C, his brother, and his cousins all had a chance to get as much candy as possible.

Never Ask Rep. Don Young To Speak to Your School

It isn't uncommon for schools to ask politicians to give speeches to their students, and typically most understand that they try to teach kids about government not political philosophy. Well Congressman Don Young (R-AK) apparently started using curse words during his speech, and started taking about two bulls mating when a question about marriage equality was asked. Then he makes an insensitive comment's about a student's recent suicide, which is even worse considering Alaska has many citizens who struggle with depression.  Young has been Alaska's only congressman since 1973, and I'd say it's time for him to retire or resign.