Margaret Mead

“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”

Jumping Jupiter

While Venus is the slowest planet in rotation, Jupiter, one of the largest planets in our solar system, is the fastest spinning planet, rotating on average once in just under 10 hours.

John Adams

“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.”

Faster Than a Speeding Planet

Venus, shown above, is the slowest rotating planet of all the major planets in our solar system – it rotates once every 243 days. But which planet spins the fastest?

Yes, You Can Hear Thunder Twice

Sound travels faster in water and if you are submerged during a storm and hear thunder, you can pop your head out of the water and actually hear the thunder twice.

But then you shouldn’t really be out in the water during a thunderstorm, should you?

George Washington Carver

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

What’s in a Name? Ask Anton Florian

It was on January 23, 1718, after purchasing the land,  Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, decreed Vaduz and Schellenberg united and elevated the new territory to Fürstentum (principality) with the name “Liechtenstein” in honor of Anton Florian of Liechtenstein.  Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire, although not a single Prince of Liechtenstein never went to visit their principality until almost 100 years after its formation.