A cozy read on tea in different countries!
In 1973, California State University geography professor George Etzel Pearcy suggested a redrawing of the 50 US states’ borders to rearrange large cities, and a renaming of the 38 resulting states in respect of geography and culture. His proposed map is below.
Read more here on MentalFloss.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first United States president to journey outside US borders while in the office. The visit was to the Panama canal being built at the time, a pet project of his.
Source: Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”
More football records set by my favorite team, the Denver Broncos 😎 We weren’t able to watch the Broncos-Raiders game today, but we saw the updates and stats roll across the bottom of the screen while watching other games.
Quarterback Payton Manning broke the record for the most passing yards in any regular season.
The Broncos as a team have broken the record for the most points scored in a regular season. This season, they scored 606 points.
The mid-18th-century “League of the Three Petticoats” consisted of Austria’s queen Maria Theresa, influential Frenchwoman Madame Pompadour, and Empress Elizabeth of Russia. Their struggle against King Frederick of Prussia, over land in Europe, was part of the Seven Years’ War.