We know that Ben Franklin didn't really want to make the turkey the national bird. But what other Turkey Fun Facts™ are out there for us to devour? Feast your eyes on this megamix of Meleagris gallopavo truths.
Vocativ analyzed over 600 presidential speeches in US history, measuring syllables and keeping track of word and sentence count to determine the Flesch-Kincaid reading level of each speech. In the beginning, presidential speeches were at the level of a PhD, now it's at the reading comprehension of a 7th grader.
Here's something that you never really run across eBay or Craigslist: the real Air Force One airplane. As in the freaking flying aircraft that has freaking transported freaking Presidents of the freaking United States of America in the freaking air. Let's buy this thing, people!
It's Presidents' Day, the annual Monday in February when we close our banks and sleep in to honor our leaders. But who was the first early-adopter-in-chief to use a telephone? To ride in a car? To send an email? Here's a look back at which of our 44 presidents have been on the forefront of technology.
Remember that Animaniacs song that names ever single U.S. president? The wacky cartoon's history lesson is still clever, for both kids and adults, kind of like this American Presidents iPad app.
Politics and pop music have a testy relationship. For every song supporting a particular politician or party, five more bash him, her, or it - and more still hate on the entire political system. Still, the relationship persists, and it's never more evident than during campaign seasons when candidates use music to…
You know Barack. You know W. Qaddafi, Ahmadinejad, Berluscoli, Wen Jiabao. They're leaders of the world. In POWER Platon, a portrait book iPad app about the world's leaders, you get to see them closer than ever.
Dealing with the technology of the day is part of the President's job description, but some have looked to the future more resolutely than others. Today being President's Day, here are five Commanders in Chief who gave their geek constituents stuff to actually geek out about.
Bill Clinton, former POTUS, was so tech un-savvy during his presidency that he only sent out two e-mails when he was in office. One to the troops in the Adriatic, one to John Glenn and none to any interns. [Gawker]
Before photoshop, there was painting. If you were commissioned to do art, you weren't about to paint an ugly portrait of the guy. So chins were lifted, skin was cleared, etc. and it gets sorta hard to tell what people really looked like. Until now.
According to an article published on the KHQ station website out of Washington State, taxpayers support former Presidents to the tune of $2.9 million per year. The biggest spender? Good ol' Bill Clinton.
Wondering how you're going to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama while at work tomorrow? Thanks to Lifehacker, we now have the rundown on ways to watch/stay updated without ever leaving our desks.