Author Archives: Bill Smallwood

DomenichinounicornPalFarnese

Fun Fact Friday: Scotland’s National Animal

Fun Fact Friday: Scotland’s National Animal

Did you know that Scotland’s official national animal is the unicorn? It’s true! According to Wikipedia, ” The Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland, used prior to 1603 by the Kings of Scotland was supported by two unicorns and the current royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom is supported by a unicorn for Scotland

multi

Fun Fact Friday: The Thyssenkrupp Elevator, An Invention Straight Out Of Star Trek!

The Thyssenkrupp MULTI is a new proposed innovation on elevator technology. Like the turbolift from Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise, the elevator has the ability to travel horizontally, unlike the traditional elevator (which of course has its ups and downs)! Instead of using cables, the MULTI is designed to be propelled via magnetic forces. You can

968px-Ansel_Adams_-_National_Archives_79-AA-E13

Fun Fact Friday: Ansel Adams

Did you know that legendary nature photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams had to supplement his artistic career by accepting commercial assignments, including taking color photos? It’s true! While it may be hard to imagine, much like the notion of Kurt Vonnegut running a Saab dealership after becoming a published author (which he actually did), the

chromeboycropped

Fun Fact Friday: Electric Guitars

Ever wonder what makes an electric guitar electric? Acoustic (traditional) guitars are usually larger and thicker than electric guitars, but this isn’t for aesthetic reasons. The large body of the acoustic guitar works as a reverberation chamber, amplifying the vibration of the strings through the large sound hole on the front. Electric guitars are often

Top