10 Fun Things I Found on Wikipedia this Week :)
I sprained my ankle at school and therefore can't teach until Wednesday. The school district doesn't want me to sue them so I can only sit. My lesson plans are done for the rest of the year. So I am back to things that make me happy.
I just taught about dinosaurs. It means three horned face. They were found in North America. Like all over north america. Denver, Illinois and other city names I don't know. It was alive 68 MILLION years ago. The Triceratops was 26-30ft long and weighed 5.5 to 9.5 tons! One triceratops found named Kelsey: 26-30 ft long, skull was 6.5ft long and 7.5ft tall. Bonkers.
2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins- By Theodor Geisel
The Plot is AMAZING! Bartholomew is a kid in feudal times who has a hat that has been passed on through generations. When the king passes through town he must remove his hat. He removes his hat and another one appears in it's place. The king is shocked by this and takes him back to the palace. The palace tries everything to make the hats stop coming and they won't the king is annoyed by this and wants to chop off his head. But there is a law that a person must remove their hat before having their head chopped off. So his nephew insists he push him from the tower. On the way up to the tower he keeps removing his hats. Starting at hat 451 they become more and more beautiful. Hat 500 is the most beautiful hat ever and the king offers to pay him 500 gold coins for his 500 hats. The kid takes his huge reward and goes back to his life. LOVE IT!
3. Robert G Fowler
First person to fly an airplane across the usa. He was also the first person to fly a transcontinential flight. While flying over the panama canal a cameraman took video of the panama canal. U.S.Congress made it illegal afterwards for a civilian to take or publish photographs of any fortification, whether complete or in process of construction." Doesn't he look like he just wants to mess you up?
4. Noel Leslie, Countess of Rothes
She was the heroine of the titanic. She helped steer her life boat to safety and helped those on board remain calm. She was very plucky. She was involved in all sorts of things in her life. She was a philanthropist and social leader in London.
5. John Smith (Housebreaker)
This guy. He was born in 1661 in England. He became a housebreaker and his first sentence was to be hung. So he was hung. He didn't die after 15 minutes and so they let him go free. He was on trial again and the jury let him go free. He was tried a 3rd time and everyone thought for sure he would be convicted. The prosecutor died on the day before the trial. He was set free again. The final conviction he was only charged with theft and was sent by boat to live in Virginia.
6. Mars Habitat
a hypothetical place where humans could live on mars. SUCH A FUN ARTICLE. Tons of pictures of random ideas people have had. Mars habitats have to compete with almost no oxygen in the air, extreme cold, low pressure and high radiation. They say that habitats placed underground could help with a lot of these. The article also talks about growing food on Mars and how the International Space Station tried experimented with this in 2010.
There can be large temperature differences on Mars. It can go from 70 F during the daytime to -100F at night. The habitat needs to be able to adjust for that.
It talks about Robots building the habitats before humans arrive.
There's a ton more information.
7. Flag of Great Britain (1707-1801)
I wasn't sure how interesting this would be but it was. I thought it was just the union jack flag. It is not. This article gives all of the different ideas for the flag prior to this flag. It also shows cities in the USA who have used the flag in their own flags. I was surprised by that.. but ok. Somerset County, Maryland actually designed the Great Britain flag prior to Great Britain. Totally interesting. Baton Rouge, Louisiana has it in their flag. I don't know much American history but there must be some link.
8. List of Little Miss characters
You know the book. Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Mad, Little Miss Happy...etc. I loved these books. I still love them. I love it when people do silly memes about them and make t shirts out of their own ideas. If I had my own preschool. I would read Little Miss Books. There are 72 little miss characters in total. I would read them on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is a great way to identify emotions for little ones and they are so fun and quick and easy to read. L O V E IT! Yup ok.. Who wants to fund my private preschool? I guarantee a little miss curriculum would kick the butt of any curriculum out there right now.
There is 20 Mr.Men characters. It would work.
9. 850 (Calendar Year)
An Ethiopian goatherder named Kaldi in East Africa discovered Coffee. He noticed his goats became energetic after eating a berry.
Other things happened like... there was a king in England named Kenneth. lol. I don't know why but that name makes me feel uncomfortable. - Picture posted is King Kenneth the first
a dental structure found in some mammals. The set of teeth looks like a comb and the mammal uses it to clean itself. Lemurs and Antelopes have them. If dogs had them it would make their lives so much easier wouldn't it. It would put groomers out of business. huh, toothcombs.