When people outside North America imagine the habitat of coyotes, it is possible that they concoct a picture painted by the Road Runner and Wil E. Coyote cartoons. This would lead to an impression that the animal is relegated mainly to the western part of the United States, particularly in the Southwestern deserts. At the time those animated cartoons were created, that was a fairly … Continue reading The best way to ensure a coyote population increase is by killing them
Russia seems to have a different national pastime. Continue reading In one year, Russians bought half a million baseball bats but almost no baseballs
Elon Musk is a tech billionaire, inventor, and the richest African American in the world. Moreover, he was the inspiration for Robert Downy Jr.’s Tony Stark. Now, the CEO of Tesla is also the Twitter “Stonks” guy who is pushing Dogecoin “to the moon” as the currency of tomorrow. Dogecoin is a type of cryptocurrency, or “crypto.” These cryptos are digital currencies that can be … Continue reading Does your Doge bite: the dangers of Dogecoin investing
Henry Clay is one of the most revered figures in American political history. The storied “Great Compromiser,” who, in addition to being a vaunted attorney, served as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky, Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, a lead negotiator of the Treaty of Ghent, and in many other roles. Clay had a head-spinning political resume. Famously, the only political position he couldn’t … Continue reading Henry Clay: The Illegitimate Senator?
The sixth President of the United States advocated for a polar expedition to reach the globe’s epicenter. Continue reading John Quincy Adams and the Journey to the Center of the Earth
The first month of the modern Gregorian calendar owes its name to a Roman god. Continue reading How January got its name
Congratulations on surviving 2020! However, a New Year means New Year’s resolutions! These fun things are commitments and promises we make to ourselves in an attempt to mold ourselves into our ideal person – workout more, drink less, quick smoking, learn guitar, etc… however, we tend to fail within two weeks. Why is it that so many of us fail to live up to our … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions and Warren Buffett – how to accomplish your goals
Planned obsolescence is an annoyance to many consumers. The conventional wisdom, that consumer goods were once produced using material that would ensure longer-lasting durability than those today, is based upon solid evidence. What many may not know, however, is that the plethora of cheaper, less durable items lining the shelves of today’s stores is the culmination of several generations. Among the earliest, and perhaps most … Continue reading The Phoebus cartel: Lighting the way for planned obsolescence
Robert May, an advertising copywriter for Montgomery Ward, thought up Santa’s most trusty reindeer in 1939. Continue reading Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by a department store ad man
Curtis was born in 1860 in what was then known as the Territory of Kansas (Kansas would be admitted to the Union the following year). He was an enrolled member of the Kaw Nation, and was approximately 3/8 American Indian ancestry. After his mother died at age three, and his father was captured in the Civil War, Curtis was raised by his grandparents. His childhood … Continue reading America’s first minority vice president: Charles Curtis?