Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Solar Eclipse

On Friday, August 1st there will be a total solar eclipse. Check out the video to learn how you can safely watch it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Moon Day (A.K.A. the day after my birthday!)

My mother tells the story of how, when I was born, she had the only t.v. in the delivery ward of the hospital. All of the doctors and nurses were constantly in her room to catch the updates of this historic event. Finally, on July 20, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, uttering the now famous quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." President Kennedy had challenged the nation to do something great, and the "moon shot" was a result of this. My mom likes to say she did her part by having me! :)

p.s. my mother's story goes on to contend that a woman who was pregnant with twins in the room next door ultimately named her two sons Neil and Buzz, after astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin!

In tribute to this great achievement, here's a video by my all-time favorite band, The Police, singing "Walking on the Moon".

Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Bastille Day!

The French national holiday celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution

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