I seen, just a few minutes ago, that Condoleezza Rice wrote about our Democracy, which made me laugh. So I asked a liberal friend which do we live under, which the reply was what I expected, one he couldn’t answer, but why? It’s in black and white, literally. A Republic has a charter, or constitution, … More Age Old Argument
Limousine – The first Limo’ s, built in 1902, got their name from the French region Limousin, either because people thought the cloth covering the back of cars resembled the distinctive hoods worn by the shepherds there, or because Limousin drivers wore similar cloaks to protect them against the elements.
Charleston – One of the biggest dance crazes of all time, the Charleston was popularized in a song of the same name in the 1923 Broadway Show “Runnin’ Wild”. While the choreography for the show was most likely original, the style came from the Juba dance moves that originated among slaves on plantations, variations of … More Where Did That Name Come From?
Uranium – Despite having nothing to do with Uranus, in 1789, German chemist Martin Heinrich Klopuotn named this newly discovered element after the 7th planet, which had itself been discovered only 8 years before.