Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fact of the Day: Poodle

Poodle dogs originated in Germany where they were called pudelhund in German. The German word pudel is related to the English word "puddle". Poodles were originally bred to be water-dogs, which are dogs that are used by hunters to retrieve game from water. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Norway To Be The First Country To End FM Radio

While countries in Europe and Southeast Asia are planning to have FM radio turned into a memory, Norway will be the first as it will be no longer running in 2017. Norway will use Digital Audio Broadcasting (aka DAB) for its radio stations, which is somewhat similar to HD Radio in America. Being a fan of newer and more advanced technology, I do like the idea. Though I don't know how radio has been in Europe, but in America it seems we may never wean ourselves away from outdated technology. Especially considering that DAB is much cheaper for radio stations than to keep their FM radio towers up. 

My Favorite Photos: Daisy's Basketball Throw

 While Daisy isn't nearly as good as I am at carnival games, she begged me to let her try this basketball game. It was a shorter throw than the one I had previously done about half-an-hour before. I figured if she didn't make it that I might be able to.

Fact of the Day: Biblical Paper

Menelik II was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889-1913, and became quite a hero for defending his lands from Italian invaders. He was said to have an odd habit though, apparently when he was feeling ill he would eat a few pages from the Bible.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Funny Story: Scooter Escape

My brother Zach got the not-so-bright idea to get one of those scooter motorcycles about eight years ago. He wanted to avoid constant trips to the gas station, but I guess he didn't feel too safe on it because I think he might of only driven it 500 miles at most. He used to leave it behind the front porch and one night he came home rather late in his car. He pulled up, and there was at least three or four guys carrying his scooter down the road. They dropped it and ran. After that he kept it in the backyard, and with a cable and lock.