Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fact of the Day: Pineapple Island

While Hawaii is well known for its pineapples, they actually never reached the island until 1813. In comparison pineapples reached England as late as 1675. Pineapple itself originated around present-day Uruguay and Brazil. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Should D.C. Be the 51st State?

While the D.C. statehood movement has been around for quite some time, President Obama recently became the first sitting president to give his approval. Congress would still need to approve statehood, but I would be for it. Residents of D.C. have no real representation in Congress, and while I think they should have just one representative and one senator, getting statehood would be easier than amending the U.S. Constitution for the D.C. area. While statehood wouldn't be the most ideal move, I'd rather it be its own state than for it to become part of Virginia or Maryland as there would be some laws from both areas that would contradict each other. 

What do you think? Should D.C. be a state or remain the same?

Fact of the Day: Basketball Honor

When basketball became an official Olympic sport in 1936, James Naismith tossed out the first basketball as he was the creator of the sport. He also handed out the medals with USA getting the gold medal, Canada getting the silver medal, and Mexico getting the bronze medal. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

House of Cards (TV Series) Season 1 Review

I have to admit, when I heard about House of Cards I wasn't very interested. It was one of the first Netflix Original series, and because of that I didn't give it much respect. Then I heard of how well it did with critics and a few people I know also enjoyed the show. It's actually based on a British show of the same name in the 80s and 90s, except set in the present day in U.S. Congress.

Fact of the Day: Blue House

In South Korea, the presidential mansion is known as the Blue House. The name comes from the blue tiles on the roof.