Thanksgiving has a long and storied history. It’s one of the oldest holiday traditions started by the first European settlers of the Americas, and the very first Thanksgiving was very different from what we experience today. The original Thanksgiving was a 3-day harvest feast held by the founders of the Plymouth colony in 1621. Today, nearly 46 million turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving, accompanied by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and it’s 15 large balloons. See the rest of the differences below.
While we’re safe at home enjoying a day off, or enduring the daily battle with our email inbox this Veterans Day, we get a chance to reflect, honor and support our active service men and women. There are currently 22.2 million veterans living today, three-fourths of them are veterans of war. There are certain benefits soldiers receive after they finish their service, and keen on education as well. They’re also focused on getting a good job when they enter the civilian workforce, see the top jobs that await them in the infographic below.
It’s been over a year since Atlantis blasted off for the last time to deliver parts and cargo to the International Space Station, and the suburban sprawl surrounding Cape Canaveral on the East coast of Florida — also known as the “Space Coast” — has lost what truly made it special: launching space shuttles into the unknown. Photographer David Ryle took photos of the “Space Coast” back in 2009, and his minimalist approach to documenting the super shiny world of the NASA space industrial complex on one side of town, and strip malls and empty parking lots on the other; make for some beautiful viewing. A rejuvenated space program seems as bleak and sparse as the photos below, but NASA still has a certain Curiosity Rover on Mars that still keeps us dreaming.
For many people this Halloween, money may be a bit tight, and not being able to splurge on that fully put together costume you saw at the Halloween store may get you super bummed on life. Before you give up, arms raised in defeat towards the sky, have you ever thought about going all DIY on Halloween and making your own costume? It may not turn out to be the prettiest costume, but you’ll definitely get style points for creating a perfect DIY creation.
Information technology personnel are the rock stars of the Internet. They’re not just a bunch of nerds talking about connection speeds all day. Theyr’e driving innovation in many industries, bringing new technologies and systems to our professional and personal lives. Loving that new App or video game? Chances are an I.T. professional worked on it. Check out some of the rad jobs available to future I.T. professionals.
via: King College
The legacy of James Bond lives on in infamy, and with the treasured franchise now reaching it’s 50th anniversary, the new feature film, Skyfall, is preparing to hit studios. This will be Daniel Craig’s third time playing British Secret Service agent James Bond, OO7. James Bond was known for his ability to seduce the most bombshell vixens the planet has ever seen. He was known for having the hottest rides, decked out with the most high tech — and oddly practical weaponry — ever needed for any situation. He also had the raddest gadgets.