Memorial Day is much more than a day for barbequing and cars sales. Traditions have been lost over the years as many Americans may not recall the true meaning of this day, which is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The following infographic by Low VA Rates provides more information about this National Day of Remembrance.
Placebos have been used in medicine for many years. Check out the infographic below presented by NursingSchoolHub.com to learn about the history of the placebo effect.
This infographic from the folks at Cheapflights is for those Apple addicts and Steve Jobs’ fans. It offers a tour of most of the places in California that were important to the world’s best known technical entrepreneur. Follow in the footsteps of this amazing man.
Have you ever wondered about the origins of electricity? Well, you’re in luck. In the infographic below, Powerwerx takes you on a journey from the first crude battery ever found in Mesopotamia to how Egyptians used a certain electric catfish from the Nile River.
The idea that the American government can’t do anything right has become pervasive. However, sometimes they can get things right and actually improve our lives. Check out the infographic below presented by bestsocialworkprograms.com to learn about five things the government has actually done right.
The huge impact of ink on our daily lives has gone mostly unnoticed. What would the world be like without it? In the following infographic by InkTechnologies.com, learn about the evolution of ink from the caveman through today’s newest ink technology.
This infographic from TuneUp traces the transformation of music over the last 100 years, from when we couldn’t even record or reproduce music to the digital age where music is everywhere all the time. It also touches on the resurgence of vinyl, and analog vs. digital.
Ben Franklin was the 15th of 17 children. He was also the son of a candlemaker. He only had two years of formal education. At age 17 Franklin left home and traveled to Philadelphia where he created an enormously successful printing business. Ben Franklin is just one of America’s favorite leaders who came from a humble upbringing. Check out the infographic below presented by Best-MPA-Programs.com to learn about other leaders and their humble backgrounds.
Did you know that the first flush toilet was invented in 1596 by Sir John Harrington? There have been many advancements in plumbing throughout the years. Check out the infographic below presented by Plumber24Hours.co.uk to learn about how plumbing technology has evolved.
While his name and designated holiday might be lesser known across the globe than Saint Valentine or Saint Patrick’s, there’s a rightful celebration for Wales’ patron saint too. Every year on March 1st, Welsh people sport their leeks and daffodils in honour of Dewi Sant (in Welsh), better known as Saint David. Learn more in the following infographic by Confused.com.
Something has been accomplished in the United States of America that sets it apart from any other nation in history — a gift we enjoy, but seldom recognize: in the United States of America, changes in the presidency are accomplished “by ballot, not by bullet.” Each of our 44 presidential elections were accomplished by the will of the people and resulted in a peaceful transition of power.
Conflict, unfortunately, has been a part of our world since civilization began. The need to have the upper hand in battle was recognized thousands of years ago, as special troops or warriors would train harder and better than their opponents to gain a battlefield advantage. These warriors still exist today in the likes of The US Navy Seals and the British SAS among others. Their logos are military icons that adorn popular culture and instill fear in the enemy.
For nearly half of its relatively brief existence, the United States has been actively involved in armed conflict, whether at home or abroad. Here is a closer look at wars involving the U.S. military from Best Liberal Arts Colleges.
Alcatraz or “The Rock” has a rich history of famous inmates, escape attempts, and mystery. Many people know of Alcatraz from movies or brief mentions in stories but don’t know much about the penitentiary. Alcatraz house many well known criminals and had many escape attempts, which most were unsuccessful but a few were successful. Learn more about the history of this famous penitentiary in the following infographic created by San Francisco Hotel Guides.