Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, Florida (1933)
WORST U.S. DRIVERS
New Yorkers are the worst drivers in the USA, according to a 2007 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, which asked drivers around the US to take a 20-question version of a standard DMV exam. New Yorkers scored just 71%, compared with a national average of 77%, and had the highest rate of failure, 36%. Drivers in New Jersey, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island also performed poorly, while those in Idaho, Arkansas, and Minnesota scored high marks. Overall, drivers had the most trouble identifying the proper following distance (2 seconds) and the correct response to a steady yellow traffic light (stop if it is safe to do so).
You don't destroy the mystery of a rainbow by understanding the light processes that form it.
Anne McLaren (1927-2007)
THE WHITE HOUSE CINEMA
The White House "family theater" is a luxury 40-seat cinema constructed in 1942. Jimmy Carter held the most screenings (480 in 4 years), and the classic Western High Noon is the most-seen film. Other films watched in the White House include:
John F. Kennedy: Express Bongo, Roman Holiday
Lyndon B. Johnson: The President
Richard Nixon: Patton, Yankee Doodle Dandy
Jimmy Carter: All the President's Men, Midnight Cowboy
Ronald Reagan: Gandhi, Stagecoach, Ragtime, Top Hat, Reds
Bill Clinton: Schindler's List, American Beauty, the Naked Gun series
George W. Bush: Black Hawk Down, the Austin Powers series, Flight 93
BIRDIKIN - small bird
"An ortolan is a birdikin, and a very tasty one at that."