Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fact of the Day: Conrad Heyer

Conrad Heyer was a soldier in the American Revolution in his youth. He served under George Washington and he was there during the Crossing of the Delaware. At the age of 103, his photograph was taken and he became the earliest-born person who had been photograph that we know exists for certain.  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Photos: Mom and Fish

As I mentioned before my mother came with us on our vacation. Here at the Sea Life Aquarium, she really did like looking at all the fish there. 

Donald Trump Criticizes NFL National Anthem Kneelers

Donald Trump, no stranger to speaking his mind, recently harshly criticized NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in an effort to protest racism in this country. Who knew a multiple-time draft dodger (who is currently being investigated for Russian-ties) cared so much about patriotism?  Trump has called these NFL players some nasty names, and (in a huge blow to free speech) insisted the NFL fire these players. Yet Trump wasn't so harsh on Nazis and other white supremacists at the Civil War protests. Is this really about patriotism? I doubt it. 

Fact of the Day: Bird Flu Paranoia

For some time, bird flu had caused mass hysteria in the Western World as many people were afraid to eat chicken. However eating a bird that had the bird flu would not give you the disease as the cooking process eliminates it. The only reasonable way someone could get bird flu was by coming into close-contact with a bird while they were in Asia.  

Friday, September 22, 2017

Photos: Sea Life Aquarium Starfish

 On day two we went to Sea Life Aquarium which is in a huge mall in Concord North Carolina which is really part of Charoltte as well. For being in a mall, the place is giant, but it is a little small in comparison to other aquairums I've been to. One of the first things I saw was the petting tank.