Today In History
‘Granville T. Woods, inventor of over 50 products, was born in Columbus, OH, on this date April 23, 1856. The steam-boiler furnace, the telegraph system for trains, and automatic air brakes were some of his inventions.’
(picture: Granville T. Woods)
- CARTER Magazine
No need for hidden meaning,
and no need for something deep,
I just need to have you here,
when the sun lies down to sleep.
Australian weaver ants building their nest by pulling on leaves and working in chains, in Northern Territory, Australia. The adult builders pull leaves together with their pincers then interweave them with silk threads produced by their larvae. They can build an entire nest in 24 hours. Photograph: Ingo Arndt
At a point in society where everything may be transient or in a constant period of transition, Rwanda uses this time to introduce an entirely new concept to it’s culture, ice cream. Sweet Dreams ice cream shop has also created a female drum troupe that brings together women from the two sides of the Rwandan genocide. Sometimes the opportunity to enjoy the little things in life can help produce the biggest changes.
Upside Down Day – lovely vintage children’s book about those days when nothing seems to be right, penned by the director of NASA’s Public Affairs Office.