The first successful steamboat was the Clermont, which was built by American inventor Robert Fulton in 1807. Fulton did not actually invent the machine he is most commonly associated with (the invention of the first steamboat is generally credited to John Fitch), but Fulton’s efforts and innovations are what helped to successfully shape and commercialize […]Read more "Fun fact 3/31/2017"
Salary comes from the Latin word salarium, which has the root sal, or “salt.” In ancient Rome, it specifically meant the amount of money allotted to a Roman soldier to buy salt, which was an expensive but essential commodity. https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/salaryRead more "Fun fact 3/29/2017"
William Thomson, known to history as Lord Kelvin (creator of the Kelvin temperature scale), was granted the first scientific peerage (nobility title) by Queen Victoria in 1892 for his unique consulting work that made possible the installation of the transatlantic cable linking the telegraph systems of America and England. http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/historians-miscellaneous-biographies/william-thomson-baron-kelvinRead more "Fun fact 3/27/2017"
Svalbard Bryggeri, the northernmost brewery in the world, is located 817 miles south of the North Pole in Norway. http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/world-s-most-northern-brewery-will-open-just-817-miles-north-poleRead more "Fun fact 3/20/2017"
Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre in San Jose, California, was the first location to open in May 1977. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chuck-e-cheeses-kicks-off-40-years-of-fun-celebration-300392071.htmlRead more "Fun fact 3/18/2017"