The Web We Weave

… is pretty impressive, if we do say so ourselves. We understand that some things take time. And adjustment. And, most importantly, feedback. And we’ve spent an incredible amount of time working on an improved and more user-friendly update to our website. We listened to your suggestions for improving your experience with us and we…

Word up!

Did you know that English has the largest vocabulary of any language on earth? it’s estimated that our language contains around 800,000 words, and the average English speaker uses about 60,000 of those words. That may seem like a rather puny percentage, but when you think about it, it’s actually pretty impressive: many of those…

Can we be frank?

Well … maybe not. It’s a rather dangerous proposition, really; Americans consume nearly 7 billion hot dogs every summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s a whole lot of Frankfurters, wieners and footlongs! Our minds have gone to the dogs today for a particular reason: July 23 is National Hot Dog Day. And in…

4th of July

Are you ready for some noise? We are! We’re also looking forward to some BBQ and time with friends and family. Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. And that got us wondering about early Independence Day celebrations. When was the first? And how do all those fireworks (and…

Arbor Day

All hail the mighty tree! And let’s give a tip of the hat to Julius Sterling Morton, too. After all, today is Arbor Day and Julius is the fellow who started the whole thing. You’ve heard of the Tree of Knowledge? Well, here’s some interesting knowledge about trees: Nearly 1/3 of the United States is…

The Hull Truth

On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sunk, and, well, the rest is history. Here’s some information you The Titanic was famously equipped. But did you know that the ill-fated ship even had its own newspaper? It was called The Atlantic Daily Bulletin. While the ship might’ve cornered the market on journalism, it certainly…

$2 Worth

On April 13, 1976 the $2 bill was re-introduced in honor of the nation’s Bicentennial. ┬áHere are some interesting facts about that rather unusual bill: $2 bills make up only 1% of all U.S. bills currently in circulation Some folks believe that $2 bills are unlucky and to counteract bad fortune they’ll tear a corner…

On the Money

Dough. Benjamins. Moolah. Sure, we’re all about saving you some green, but how often do any of us think about the bills & coins themselves? There’s some dispute regarding the origins of the word “cash”. Some claim that it’s from the French word caisse (money box) or the Italian cassa (box). Others claim that it’s…