Author Archives: Bill Smallwood


Fun Fact Friday: National Donut Day

Fun Fact Friday: National Donut Day

Did you know that today is National Donut Day? It’s true! You might think that this is a recent, “made up” holiday, but the holiday was actually started by the Salvation Army in 1938! According to the Salvation Army website, “The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I


Fun Fact Friday: ISSelfie, Star Trek Style!

If you read last week’s Fun Fact Friday, you already know that the ISSpresso coffee maker was launched into space, and due to dock with the International Space Station. What you might not know is what the machine’s intended recipient, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, wore to greet its arrival! Cristoforetti donned a uniform from the television


Fun Fact Friday: Coffee In Space

Did you know that a coffee maker was recently launched into space? It’s true! Bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX supply ship carries a variety of necessities for the orbiting astronauts. One of those items is the ISSpresso, a coffee maker specially made to operate in space. According to a NASA document,