Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fact of the Day: Presidential Popcorn

NFL player Harry Carson was among the first to make the practice of pouring a Gatorade cooler on a coach, a tradition after winning a football game. When his team The New York Giants went to celebrate their Super Bowl win at the White House in 1987, the cooler tradition was given to President Ronald Reagan. Except instead of Gatorade, Harry Carson poured popcorn instead.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Favorite Photos: Princess K

My brother recently took this photo of my niece Little K in her little princess chair. Now she's got a dress fitting for her "throne". I have to admit, she might be monarch of the house if she remains an only child. 

Fact of the Day: Slice of Pi

In 1897, a physician tried to convince the Indiana Legislature to change the value of Pi because he thought he discovered a way to "square a circle". The House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate rejected it. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Finding Neverland (2004 Film) Review

I don't think I remember hearing of Finding Neverland back in 2004. Though it wasn't hard to figure out that the movie was about the life of Jim Barrie, the author of Peter Pan. The story mainly focuses on his professional career, and how he got the inspiration for the now classic story.

Fact of the Day: Van Buren Marriage

Martin Van Buren was long-since widowed by the time he became President of the United States. While his wife Hannah Van Buren never became First Lady, she was also never mentioned once in his auto-biography.