A Brief History On October 15, 1910, the non-rigid airship, America, set off from Atlantic City, New Jersey on the first attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by humans in a powered aircraft.  After a flight of over 1300 miles, not all in the right direction, and after a harrowing 71 hours of flight, the crew of 5 managed to signal a ship passing below them and along with their cat, entered the lifeboat carried aboard the airship and abandoned the ill fated blimp, watching it drift away never to be seen again. Digging Deeper The “genius” behind the record…

A Brief History In the late 1950s, the hula hoop gained international popularity when a plastic version was successfully marketed by California’s Wham-O toy company.  In 1957, Joan Anderson brought back a bamboo “exercise hoop” from Australia, and came up with the name Hula Hoop at a dinner party.  Today, spending time with our family, especially at parties, is something we should do as often as possible. Sitting down with them for a chat and watching the tube are some ways to do it; however, for quality time with them to rock, playing some family games with them is the…

A Brief History On May 17, 2018, a Tiny House Village in the Granton area of Edinburgh was opened by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP.  There is nothing quite like the feeling of finally getting home after a long, tiring day. Your home is your place of comfort, and it is also the place where you get the opportunity to show off your taste and your creativity. This is why you should always take the time to change things up every now and then. This does not mean you have to go…

A Brief History On January 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther L. Terry released a landmark report finally confirming what millions of people had suspected all along: that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease and a host of other deadly health problems. Although Dr. Terry’s report was hardly the first anti-smoking publication – King James I wrote about the negative effects of smoking as early as 1604 – it was the first publication that had a major impact around the world and a lasting effect on smoking reduction. Once people are addicted to nicotine, though, quitting is not easy. Some…

A Brief History By October 13, 2019, numerous reports have come out from across the United States over the preceding months that nearly 1,300 people have been sickened by a mysterious form of lipoid pneumonia – an illness in which oil becomes trapped in the lungs and is attacked by the body’s immune system. Doctors have searched for an underlying pathogen such as a virus or bacteria, and they have found none. Many of the victims of this disease have required treatment in intensive care units. Some have required ventilator support. At least 26 people have died. The connection between…

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