How Did Tennessee Become “Tennessee”?

How Did Tennessee Become “Tennessee”?

Tennessee I’ve been in Tennessee a while now and never really thought about the state’s name. I assumed it was Native American, but figured it might mean “Lots of Rocks” or “Hilly on one end, flat on the other”. I was on a All Who Wander wander the other day in the...
Memorial Day Remembrance: Survival Guide Free and More

Memorial Day Remembrance: Survival Guide Free and More

Today we remember fallen comrades. I think of two team-mates, Jim and Dave, who were KIA on deployments but didn’t know it until years later when disease that can be traced directly to toxins they were exposed to during combat deployments ravaged their bodies and took...
The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall Basic Facts: Length: 5,500 miles (8,850 kilometers) With all branches included, it measures 13,171 miles (21,196 kilometers) Started: Various walls were initiated as early as the 7th Century BC. But it was Shi Huang, in 220 BC, who is credited with...
UNIT 731: The Most Horrific Unit of World War II

UNIT 731: The Most Horrific Unit of World War II

Unit 731 Officially known as The Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army in Manchuria. Realizing that they would be behind the west in technology for weapons, particularly in the nuclear field, the Japanese turned to experimenting on...
Kennedy Assassination Theories 22 November 1963

Kennedy Assassination Theories 22 November 1963

Kennedy Assassination Theories The Warren Commission determined in 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. In the half a century since, polls have never indicated more than 30% of American believe that. Vincent Bugliosi estimates that 214 different people have been...
The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx Over 4,500 years ago, the Great Sphinx was carved out of a quarry on the Giza Plateau. It has the body of a lion and the head of a man. It is part of a larger complex with Temples and causeways containing the Giza Pyramids. It is speculated the head...