Grade School The Second Time Around (Part 2)

My latest plethora of interesting tidbits:

  • The legendary Pony Express was actually only in business for 18 months! They were able to deliver mail from Missouri to California in 10 days. The Pony Express operated from April 1860 to October 1861 when the invention of the telegraph rendered it obsolete.
  • The term “Manifest Destiny”‘ (Wikipedia definition: In the 19th century, a widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent.) Simply put, some early Americans felt it was their right or duty to expand and explore the continent from one coast to the other. This concept, endorsed by Democratics, was nonetheless unpopular with many powerful men, including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
  • You can jump 6 times higher on the moon than you can on Earth!

There, doesn’t everyone feel a little smarter?!? 😊

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