Advertisements Every parent dreads the day that their child comes home with a recorder. No, not the one that sits in your pocket and waits for someone to say “Okay Google.” I mean the little recorder/ children’s flute. The one that looks something like this: A children’s recorder They’re a good choice for a first… Continue reading The Neanderthal Flute
Advertisements https://www.flickr.com/photos/matt44053/, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Carousels are often a family favorite at parks, carnivals, and amusement parks. They’re fantastically decorated, have options for riders of all ages, and play inviting music. There are various animals to be ridden or carriages to ride in. Everyone from the youngest in the family to… Continue reading A History of Carousels
Advertisements Students, artists, and engineers alike are all very familiar with the mechanical pencil. Preferred by many, the mechanical pencil is reusable, refillable, and always sharp. The little mechanical pencils that students love to fidget with are a surprisingly old invention! The idea of an “always sharp” pencil has been an attractive one for centuries… Continue reading The Good Old Mechanical Pencil!
Advertisements Long before the famous “underground railroad”, the first such track pointed not north, but south, to St. Augustine.October 12, 1994 Fort Mosé — Today in History
Advertisements The USS North Carolina was among the most decorated ships during WWII. She was awarded more battle stars than any other battleship during WWII. She was one of the few ships still capable of battle after the attack on Pearl Harbor. North Carolina and her sister ship Washington were launched on June 13th, 1940,… Continue reading The USS North Carolina
Advertisements In 1924 a black Scotch retriever received terrible news: he was sentenced to life in prison. Pep, a friendly male dog said to be good-natured, was being sent to Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania for the alleged crime of killing the governors wife’s cat. He was brought to the prison, had his mugshot taken… Continue reading Pep the Prison Dog
Advertisements While many people think of cars and automobiles as the product of the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution, the first horseless carriages were built before the American Revolution! Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was an engineer in the French Army when he successfully built one of the world’s first steam engines designed specifically for turning wheels.… Continue reading The First Horseless Carriage
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