Finn McCool video
Finn McCool video
Pi Day is March 14th (3/14) and mathematicians around the world celebrate this ratio
between a circle’s diameter and circumference . Pi=Circumference/Diameter
Pi Trivia: Can you find 3 uses for Pi in the Google banner?
Send a Pi Day card electronically
Archimedes is known for his Displacement Theory to figure the volume of irregular solids.
Archimedes’ Principle in VideoAnt
Bill Nye on Bouyancy
What else was this Greek scientist, mathematician, and astronomer inventing for mankind?
Wikipedia does a good job answering the question with pictures to go with the details.
Lift off of Falcon 9 about 20 minutes into the video.
March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991
Theodor Seuss Geisel biography at http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htm
George Washington February 22 Abraham Lincoln February 12
Presidential Trivia in honor of Presidents’ Day
1. served as President from April 30, 1789, until March 4, 1797?
2. married Mary Todd and had four sons?
3. was born in Hardin County, Kentucky?
4. gave the Gettysburg address?
5. took his presidential oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York?
6. was a self-taught woodsman, surveyor, and mapmaker?
7. issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy?
8. retired to his home at Mount Vernon?
9. won re-election in 1864?
10. was Commander in Chief of the Continental Army?
2017 marks Lincoln’s 208th birthday!
Try this Abraham Lincoln quiz on How Stuff Works.
See how you do on this Honest Abe quiz. Can you top my score of 9 out of 16?
You may wish to read the Lincoln Timeline.
George Washington’s birthday is February 22nd.
Ready for George’s quiz? I managed 10 out of 12.
Legend 1 One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young couples in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Legend 2 According to another legend, Valentine sent the first ‘valentine’ greeting. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may have been his jailor’s daughter — who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed ‘From your Valentine,’ an expression that is still in use today.
Legend 3 Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.