HENRY FORD….”Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently”

Born in 1863, Henry Ford was the creating force in the automobile industry. After some production setbacks, he developed the” Model T” automobile in 1908 .Use of the assembly line allowed Ford to mass produce the “T”, so as to offer more cars to the American public at a lower price than his competitors. More than 15 million” Model T’s were sold in the United States between 1908 and 1927.



WHO SAID IT ?………….”In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”



Did You Know…


The modern age of trains begun in early 1800s after the initial patent of James Watt for stationary steam engine expired.


Source: TrainHistory.net, By DigbyDalton [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Fun Fact Friday


The baseball home plate is 17′ wide and made of rubber.  The designer Robert Keating picked rubber as the material because of the springy nature.  The material prevented a harsh vibration to the batter’s hands when they struck the base with the end of their bat, and would prevent injuries from occurring when base runners slid into home.


Source: Today I Found Out, https://flic.kr/p/7WQPN2


Fun Fact Friday: Valentine’s Edition


  • About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
  • Women purchase 85% of all valentines.
  • Parents receive 1 out of every 5 valentines.
  • About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.
  • Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are the biggest holidays for giving flowers.
  • Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.
  • California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine’s Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.
  • 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
  • The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
  • Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentine’s Day candy box in the late 1800s.

These fact are from a fun site dedicated to everything Valentine’s, www.stvalentinesday.org.

Did You Know…


Current speed record for trains is held by French TGV bullet train. It reached the speed of 584km per hour (363 mph) and then braked for 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) before it managed to stop.



Source: Train History

Photo by Taxiarchos228 – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11836501

Fun Fact Friday


In honor of Monday being Martin Luther King Day, todays fact is about Martin Luther King, Jr.

The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. However in 1934 his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.



Source: www.history.com, Wikimedia Commons

Did you know…




Total area of contact between train wheels and rail is little larger than one silver dollar.



Source: http://www.trainhistory.net/train-facts/facts-about-trains/