Ireland never had a true king (rather smaller ones over different regions) over the whole island nation until the English took over. Even after that, most English monarchs were never called "King of Ireland" but instead were called Lord of Ireland. King Henry VIII was the first English monarch to use the title King of Ireland instead of Lord of Ireland. The nation of Ireland became independent from the United Kingdom in the 20th century.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
One of the oldest known paints is called milk paint. It was made with milk, calcium carbonate (lime), and some natural pigments could be added as well. Because of its use for thousands of years, it's by far the safest paint as it's biodegradable and extremely eco-friendly. Most paints today are either latex/acrylic or oil-based.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Like the Beacon one, this mini-golf hole was based on a local restaurant in our town called Sugar and Spice. My mom often took me there when I used to play little league after some games. I've taken Daisy a few times, but I don't think we've been for at least a year or two.
One of the reasons why the Titanic sinking was so tragic is that many of the deaths could have been avoided as there were many operations failures like having not nearly enough lifeboats for the passengers and crew. Some good came out of the sinking, as this led many countries to achieve major improvements in maritime safety.