Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fact of the Day: Science Teacher

H.G. Well is considered the father of science-fiction with his many novels. He knew actual science quite well too, as he spent some of his career teaching it. When he was a student, one of his professors was Thomas Henry Huxley, one of the 19th century's most respected biologists.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Galavant (TV Series) Season 1 Review

 I usually don't watch TV shows when they're new, but when I was watching the first half of the fourth season of Once Upon a Time, I had heard about Galavant. It served as a show to take the place of Once Upon a Time for the winter break. It looked promising especially as the comedy part of this musical.

Fact of the Day: Kiwi Bird

The national bird of New Zealand is the kiwi. You actually have no chance of seeing a kiwi in nature outside of New Zealand as the birds are flightless. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Funny Story: Bicycle Mistake

As I mentioned before, I mostly self-taught myself to ride a bicycle. That certainly came with success and failure. The road that leads to my house is on a bit of a hill, so I got over-confident in my early days. In a rush and panic, I wasn't able to get the brakes to work to stop in time. So when I rode, I hit our storage building but in a rather comical way. I didn't get seriously injured, but walking back to the house was rather uncomfortable. 

Fact of the Day: Henry IV of France

While King Henry IV of France died in 1610, in 1793 French revolutionaries opened his grave and took his skull. It was not recovered for over 200 years until in 2010 when it was found in an attic.