Author Archives: Bill Smallwood

Fun Fact Friday: George Washington

Fun Fact Friday: George Washington

George Washington is often called the father of our country, and is a figure of fascination for many people, but there are many facts about him that are not necessarily common knowledge. For example, one of his hobbies was breeding hound dogs. Here are some other interesting facts about the nation’s first president: While he

Fun Fact Friday: Japan

Did you know that Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts about Japan: Train stations have employees whose job is to push crowds of people into the train so the doors will close. It’s common knowledge that in Japan it’s customary to remove

Fun Fact Friday: Yogurt with a side of bugs?

Did you know that many food products, including most brands of yogurt, are colored using a substance derived from insects? It’s true! You may have noticed Starbucks in the news a while back, announcing that they will no longer use the ingredient known as cochineal. Cochineal is a South American insect. The insect, and its

Fun Fact Friday: Nashville

Did you know that Nashville is home to our DE Assessment team? It’s true! Here are a few more fun facts about Nashville: Downtown Nashville (©Sami99tr/Wikimedia Commons) Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville was founded on Christmas Eve 1779. The 7th and 11th presidents, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, lived in

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