Happy Presidents Day!

Happy Presidents Day everyone! In honor of this day I have decided to look up some fun facts on some of our presidents. Not every president we had was perfect, they all had their ups and downs. Just because one is a part of a political party does not mean they can do a good job. So down below I have listed a few fun facts about some of our presidents.

  • Barack Obama is the first president to voice his support for same sex marriage
  • John F. Kennedy was the first Catholic president, as well as boy scout.
  • Thomas Jefferson was convinced that by soaking his feet in in a bucket of cold water, he would never get cold.
  • John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) would often skinny dip in the Potomac River
  • George Herbert Walker Bush is the only president with four names.
  • George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Warren Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Gerald Ford were all Masons, many symbols of which are found on American currency
  • President James Buchanan (1791-1868) quietly but consistently bought slaves in Washington, D.C., and then set them free in Pennsylvania
  • Martin Van Buren was the first to be a United States citizen. All previous presidents were born British subjects
  • President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) is the only president to be elected to two nonconsecutive terms. He was the 22nd and 24th president
  • The “S” in Harry S Truman doesn’t stand for anything; therefore, there is no period after his middle initial.
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin John Hinkley Jr., was trying to impress Jodie Foster.
  • Franklin Roosevelt was put on the dime in honor of his work for March of Dimes
  • Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president at age forty-two, he became president when McKinley was assassinated.

So there are a few fun facts about some of our former presidents. I hope you enjoyed them and Happy Presidents Day!

#124 Maleficent

How Could Disney Do This To Maleficent?... I like this article.  Maleficent is my favourite Disney villainess because of who she is; the film did not do her justice, but it was a good film.

Okay, time to play devils advocate again with one of Disney’s most iconic villains. Maleficent is one of the most well known villains in cartoon history. But, we see a different side of Maleficent in the recent movie about her. We learn that Maleficent is not the evil fair we thought she was. She is saddened by what happened to her when her love betrayed her. Throughout the Maleficent movie we see her grow and become more powerful. Then we see the cursing scene when she tells the king and queen that their daughter will enter into a deep sleep when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel.

Before the recent Maleficent movie came out, I saw Maleficent as an enchantress who liked to live life by her own rules. Maleficent really didn’t care what the others thought about her, she was just wanted to be herself. By doing so we saw Maleficent as an evil villain. We never questioned why she did things the way she did. We never asked how did Maleficent turn out this way. Maleficent is a wonderful role model good or evil because she went her own way.

Water Poetry 201

Freed from a suspended balloon a fraction of a second earlier, water maintains a balloon-like shape for a fraction more—long enough for Serge Raymond to capture the moment in a picture featured in National Geographic's Daily Dozen in June.

Water

When it is cold it turns to ice

Sometimes it can feel nice

When water freezes you know its cold

And getting a drink can be hard to hold

You cool water when it is hot

So you can cool down when it is not

Water is a friend not a foe

Water is a good thing you know