It doesn't seem possible, but myFiveBest turns four years old today. This is currently my 1660th article with the web site and I wanted to take a couple of lines to tell our readers what has been happening in the world of trivia, interesting facts and trivia. The web site began as a game my father and I used to play when I was growing up. The object was to name five examples on any topic. It is a game I have been playing most of my life. I love trivia and history and I don't think I will ever stop. I would just like to thank our fans for keeping this web site going by visiting and clicking on ads. Without you, this site would not exist. After four years, a lot is going on with the web site, so I will keep you up to date - with a list of five, of course!
The Doors was one of my all-time favorite bands. They were a musical quartet led by rock icon, Jim Morrison (vocals). The rest of the group comprised of Ray Manzarek on keyboards (who passed away on May 20, 2013), Robby Krieger (Guitar) and John Densmore (Percussion). They released seven studio albums from 1967 through 1971 when lead singer Jim Morrison died unexpectedly. They tried to keep the band going, but had little success with their next two albums - so they disbanded. The Doors were immensely popular, but what were The Doors greatest songs? I believe their greatest work was earlier on when Morrison wasn't absorbed in alcohol and drugs as he was towards the end of his life. You might disagree. What were The Doors greatest songs?
What are the worst GMO foods? You might have heard about Genetically modified foods (GMO foods). These are things we eat that have been shown to cause harm to humans, animals, and the environment, and despite growing opposition, more and more natural products continue to be genetically altered. Steering away of these foods completely may be difficult, but, by buying fresh products you can avoid getting these foods from your large chain grocer. Many of the foods found in Walmart or large chains are purchased using GMOs because they are cheaper to produce and larger than the home grown variety. Do you really believe that strawberries naturally grow to be the size of your fist? Do you ever remember seeing a potato the size of a softball? Of course not! These are modified foods using chemicals to boost their appeal. You should always look to local farmers and certified USDA organic foods when purchasing these products. It can be more expensive in the short run, but isn't the risk of cancer and other disease worth that extra cost? Here are five foods to avoid.
President Obama has found himself caught up in yet another scandal this week with controversy over the IRS using their powers to attack the Tea Party. Whether you like the Tea Party or not, this behavior is not fair, nor should it be tolerated. However, this also isn't a new development. The IRS has been going against political adversaries for years and it is only coming to light because of our constant news coverage. Since the beginning of the IRS, several administrations have gone after their political rivals. While we do not condone this strategy, it must be known that the current leaders are not alone in this tactic. Is the IRS a political goon squad? It appears that they might have been used that way.
I love to eat apples, but I never know which ones to buy. Red Delicious apples are always the one's shown when we see a picture of a person eating the fruit, but are they the best apples of all? I got stuck in the rut of following what was pushed in front of me and purchased them, but I always found the Red Delicious apple to be sort of bland. As it turns out, these tasty red treats are only satisfactory in the overall picture. I went out on a search for the best apples and, in my opinion, these are the tastiest of the bushel. Which ones do you typically eat at home (if you eat apples, at all)? If you are not an apple lover, maybe you should give these other varieties a taste to see if you like them.
What are the natural disasters that threaten the U.S.? Every year we go through a series of phenomenon that take lives and damage property. You can see references to these disasters in popular culture, but they really could happen. What scares you the most? Is it something caused by nature or mankind? War or some industrial mishap can happen, but the natural events listed here are guaranteed. Will it happen by wind? lightning? water? or a rock from outer space? Let us know what you think.