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The Writers Of The Declaration of Independence

Do you know the Writers Of The Declaration of Independence? There is more than one you know. Here is a list of the people who helped to draft this document.

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Posted by Jimm - July 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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5 Modern Products That Were Built A Long Time Ago

Ancient ComputerWhen you look around your house, you will find a lot of useful items that you take for granted.  Most of them we consider something that was not available to our parents or grandparents, but you’d be surprised how long they have been around.  While all of them are currently run with electricity, this wasn’t always the case.  There were different mechanical means of making things work before you could just plug it into a home outlet.  You might be amazed at just how old some things actually are!  Take a look below… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

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myFiveBest Things About Turkeys

turkeyTurkey is the most popular Thanksgiving entree in the United States and Canada.  On one day, more turkeys are consumed than the rest of the year!  But what do we really know about this holiday bird?  There’s a lot of trivia behind the turkey that helped to shape the early days of this country.   Here are five things about turkeys you might not have known, including their important spot in our national identity and the foundation of a famous costume that every child will recognize! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 7, 2010 at 1:37 am

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Five People Who Were Originally Schoolteachers

People That Were SchoolteachersWe all don’t become what we go to school for.  For instance, my background is in Communications, History, and Architecture, but I am a web designer and blogger.  You would think I’d make a living talking about old buildings!  Here are five famous people that started out life as a schoolteacher.  However, something went awry in their lives and they ended up doing things for which we now know them.  Here’s a look at these five famous teachers and what they came to do. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

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Inventions We Thought Franklin Invented – But Didn’t!

Urban legends aren't an invention of the internet. Here are five of those Franklin inventions that Ben Franklin had nothing to do with in creating.

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Posted by Jimm - July 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm

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Interesting Inventions Of Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin lived a really full and interesting life.  Besides being a leading Founding Father, he was America’s first Postmaster General, a printer, and a scientist.  His father really wanted him to be a minister, but instead, he chose to march to the beat of his own drum.  His natural curiosity about things and the way they work made him try to find ways to make them work better.  Here are five inventions this amazing man came up with over 250 years ago. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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