In 1880 Queen Victoria gifted U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes a desk made from the timber of the HMS Resolute, an Arctic exploration ship, hence the name and origin of the Resolute desk in the Oval Office. Disgraced former President Trump requested a red button on a box be installed atop that distinguished desk when he took office. Was it a way to immediately call for an aide or the secret service? Was it a beacon to assemble the Joint Chiefs of Staff? No. Pushing that button would summon a White House butler to speedily deliver to the 45th President of the United States a Diet Coke on a silver platter. In the course of a day the portly menace routinely drinks a dozen cans of the sugar and fat free carbonated beverage.
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Engineers create. But when you get down into the specifics of creating something like an electrical generator or an internal combustion engine, that requires a level of skill and understanding for mechanics, voltage, and other scientific properties that stretches even beyond the range of most learned pros. Mechanical engineering isn't for everybody, but for students… READ THE REST
Resolutionists make big claims every January 1st about their plans for the year ahead. But two months into the year is usually when those plans fall apart, and you'll find them looking back at how their goals didn't pan out. For those who would like a re-do and want to reposition yourselves for the remaining 10… READ THE REST
There's almost nothing more primal than fishing. Just you, a line, a body of water, a fish as your prey…and truckloads of patience. As a fisherman stands with their line cast and a lure bobbing several yards away just under the surface of the water, even the most experienced anglers want to know what's happening… READ THE REST