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Facts About The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

[ReviewAZON name=”Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping The Memory of the World Wars” id=”2″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0195071395″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]On Veteran’s Day, we try to remember our soldiers and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation free.  In the United States, we do this in the form of military services, parades, offers to our veterans and a special tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.  This national monument was built in 1921 to commemorate the U.S. Soldiers who went to war and never came back.  The bodies interred there, as the name suggests, are unknown.  Here are a few interesting facts about this memorial and what it means to our country, as well as the rest of the world. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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5 Things That Have Actually Gone Wrong On Halloween


There’s a running joke between our friends that whenever my wife and I have a Halloween Party, something bad happens.  I guess it is sort of true.  In the past few years, we’ve had a bit of bad luck when it comes to Halloween Parties.  In 2008, on the night of our party, my wife was rear-ended on her way home from work and had to stand on the side of the road in her costume for over an hour.  In 2010, I had to make a visit to the emergency room the day before our party for a problem with my leg.  And, the piece de resistance, in 2009, I DROPPED  OVER DEAD in the middle of our Halloween Party, had CPR done on me for 20 minutes,  and then had to be life flighted to a hospital, where I stayed until Thanksgiving!  Yeah, that year wasn’t so good.  Hopefully, we have no problems this year.  We are not alone with our troubles on Halloween, though.  Here is a list of five other groups of people who had a really bad All Hallow’s Eve! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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Where Did Those Dirty Words Come From?

SwearingHave you ever wondered why cuss words are bad, while other words with the same meaning are perfectly fine to say in mixed company?  I’ve had this question asked on several different occasions, but I had to find a way of putting them on my family-friendly blog.  Well, you can only get asked so many times, so I finally said “F*$% it!  I’ll let people know why we say these things.” The origin behind the words might not be what you thought.  You might be surprised by the reasons your mom wanted to wash your mouth out with soap!  She might not have been so mad at you if she had read this first!  WARNING: Mature topic matter.  May not be suitable for all locations. But go ahead and read it anyway! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 27, 2011 at 9:13 am

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War And Peace: A Quiz Of U.S. Peacetime Activities

Peace SignAre you sick of war?  We are currently in three military actions around the world and it seems that we have been fighting forever!  It isn’t anything new for America, though.  Our boots seem to be on the ground somewhere around the world at any given time.  How often, though, are we fighting somewhere?  It doesn’t have to be an “official” war.  We’ve done plenty of military actions where the troops are in danger and gunfire is being traded with some foreign entity.  But, how often?  The answers may surprise you.  Peace is not what our country is about.  We’ve been called the “Police of the World” for a reason.  Take this quiz and see how much you know about America’s peacetime efforts. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - April 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

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The United States Trivia Quiz

How well do you know the United States?  There are some very interesting bits of trivia from our country that you may not know.  Some of it is common knowledge like New York City is the most populous city.  Other information might not be so common (like did you know that Ohio has no naturally formed lakes?  They are all man-made).  See how many of these questions you can answer.  They are all good trivia questions to quiz your friends at work tomorrow.

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Posted by Jimm - March 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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How Well Do You Know The United States?

US QuizA recent study out of Newsweek showed that a large portion of United States citizens don’t know the laws of the land.  They found that 29 percent of people couldn’t name the vice president, 73 percent couldn’t name the reason for the Cold War and 44 percent couldn’t define the Bill of Rights.  What is the reason for this?  Is it that people are overwhelmed with information being forced upon them? Is it a lack of education or just the apathy of not wanting to know how our government works?  Could it be that it is because our news agencies no longer report the news, but rather their opinions?  Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - March 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

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