Richard Stockton was an American lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1776, Stockton was elected to the Second Continental Congress, where he took a very active role. That August, when elections were held for the state governments of the new nation, Stockton and William Livingston each received the same number of votes to be the Governor of New Jersey on the first ballot. Although Livingston later won the election by one vote, Stockton was unanimously elected to serve as the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, but he turned down that position to remain in the Congress. Stockton was the first person from New Jersey to sign the Declaration of Independence.
In spite of his primary residence in Philadelphia, Thomas McKean remained the effective leader for American independence in Delaware. Along with George Read and Caesar Rodney, he was one of Delaware's delegates to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and the Second Continental Congress in 1775 and 1776. Being an outspoken advocate of independence, McKean's was a key voice in persuading others to vote for a split with Great Britain. When Congress began debating a resolution of independence in June 1776, Caesar Rodney was absent. George Read was against independence, which meant that the Delaware delegation was split between McKean and Read and therefore could not vote in favor of independence. McKean requested that the absent Rodney ride all night from Dover to break the tie. After the vote in favor of independence on July 2, McKean participated in the debate over the wording of the official Declaration of Independence, which was approved on July 4.
Dick's Last Resort is a small bar and restaurant chain in the United States, known for its intentional employment of an obnoxious staff. The restaurant uses picnic-style tables and no tablecloths. Patrons of Dick's are expected to be insulted, or placed in uncomfortable situations. Adult bibs and large, hand-made, paper hats are given to diners to wear during their stay. There are no napkins on the tables: they are generally thrown at the customers by the serving staff. In 1995, the company attempted to expand to Europe and opened a restaurant in London, but the effort was abandoned and the restaurant was sold in early 1996.
Holy shitsnacks. There were around 30 of you who jumped all over my shit regarding yesterday's yellow cup that as it turns out, is NOT from Dick's Last Resort but actually from Dickey's Barbecue Pit. I've never been to one since there were none back in Boston or here in SWFLA, but rest assured I'll work to rectify that mistake as soon as possible.
How bad is CNN's collapse? They're losing the prime time (8p-11p) ratings war to Nick-At-Nite, and no I am not kidding.
Very large, modern cruise ships can be up to 1200 feet in length and can carry 5000 passengers. To take advantage of the all the amenities and activities one often has to travel fairly long distances on board ship. Even more so if one considers that it may take several days for passenger to familiarize themselves with the spacious decks and elevator locations, and that getting lost is almost inevitable. Should you become lost, walk in one direction until you come to a bank of elevators or a stairwell. Look for the deck plan or electronic wayfinder that is almost always located there, and get your bearings. Or, go the nearest bar, lounge or public area and ask a crewmember for directions. While cabin stewards are often visible in the hallways, they generally speak less English than crewmembers who work in the bars and lounges.
The M/S Seaward is a cruise ship that entered operation with Norwegian Cruise Line in 1988, but was renamed Norwegian Sea in 1997. Back in 1991 the ship ran aground just off the coast of Miami, sustaining only slight damage which did not affect her cruise to Cozumel. In 2005, M/S Norwegian Sea was transferred to the Star Cruises fleet and renamed M/S SuperStar Libra.
Old and busted: bottle flipping. The new hotness: dildo flipping.
Old and busted: Keanu Reeves training for John Wick 2. The new hotness: Michelle Rodroguez training for Fate of the Furious.
A vacuum flask is an insulating storage vessel that greatly lengthens the time over which its contents remain hotter or cooler than the flask's surroundings. Invented by Sir James Dewar in 1892, the vacuum flask consists of two flasks, placed one within the other and joined at the neck. The gap between the two flasks is partially evacuated of air, creating a near-vacuum which significantly reduces heat transfer by conduction or convection. Vacuum flasks are used domestically to keep beverages hot or cold for extended periods of time and for many purposes in industry.
And of course near and dear to my heart, George A. Romero, who launched the zombie film genre with his 1968 “Night of the Living Dead,” died Sunday at the age of 77, following a brief battle with lung cancer. Romero died while listening to the score of one of his favorite films, The Quiet Man, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side. Made in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000, Night of the Living Dead made $30 million and while snubbed by the mainstream press, became a smash hit among horror aficionados and gore lovers. Romero worked on several other projects to little box office success before the first "Living Dead" sequel (and my personal favorite) "Dawn of the Dead" debuted in 1979 to great fanfare and critical acclaim. And if are so inclined, here's a better version with subtitles.
Effective insulation greatly improves the energy efficiency of a hot tub. There are several different styles of hot tub insulation: some manufacturers fill the entire cabinet with foam, while others insulate the underside of the shell, the inside of the cabinet, or both. Not surprisingly, many manufacturers advertise the superiority of their approach to insulation, but few independent side-by-side comparisons are available. The hot tub pump and hot tub heater represent most of the power consumption in a hot tub and vary in use of power depending on their size. Energy efficiency of the tubs has been studied by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and after this study, both the California Energy Commission and National Resources Canada have taken an interest in the energy efficiency of portable hot tubs. California's portable electric hot tub listing include R Values of thermal insulation, and standby watts. Hot tub covers have been shown to reduce most of the evaporative losses from the pool when not in use. With this component of heat loss being 70% a cover with even a small R-value is able to achieve as much as a 75% reduction in heating costs when used as opposed to leaving the water surface exposed.
Keeping the freezer door open while you decide what you want to eat may seem like a big deal, considering that refrigerator accounts for 7% of your home's total energy use. When you open your freezer, the cold air that keeps your food fresh escapes and is replaced by warm air from the room; your freezer's compressor then has to then drive the warm air out and bring the temperature back to normal. But it turns out, it's a bad habit that isn't costing us too much: open door situations draw about as much as leaving two CFL's on for an hour or so. If you repeat your bad habit once a day for a year, it'll only set you back $1.50.
On the anniversary of the world's first moonwalk, watch how legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite anchored the very special broadcast.
Open hook hangers are the most common type of clothes hanger, and fit on almost any closet hanger rod and can be removed and returned easily. For those same reasons, however, they are the most commonly stolen hangers. Ball top hangers are designed specifically to prevent theft while still offering guests the convenience of removing hangers from the closet. Can only be used with special ball top receptacles or special slotted wall racks. Closed loop hangers are our most theft-resistant hangers. These hangers are added to the hanger bar before installation. The closed loop prevents the hangers from being removed from the closet wall rack, which may make it difficult for guests to hang garments. Worldwide, the hotel industry uses these hangers to deter theft.
Red wine glasses and white wine glasses differ in shape and size, driven by the types of wine they are intended to hold. Typically red wine glasses will be a bit taller and have a larger bowl than white wine glasses. In general reds are bigger and bolder wines so they require a larger glass to allow all those aromas and flavors to emerge. "But do I need both types?" While you can certainly get by with one set of glasses, if you expect to drink a number of different varietals you may find that the glassware is holding back your experience, particularly if you opt to drink Red wine out of a smaller White wine glass. Does that mean you won't enjoy your wine? Most definitely not. While the various shapes and sizes can be overwhelming, a proper varietal-glass pairing can make a tremendous difference.
Adventure is a video game for the Atari 2600 video game console, released in California in late 1979–1980. In the game, the player controls a square avatar whose quest is to explore an open-ended environment to find a magical chalice and return it to the golden castle. The game world is populated by roaming enemies: three dragons that can eat the avatar and a bat that randomly steals and hides items around the game world. Adventure introduced a number of innovative game elements to console games, including a playing area that spanned several different screens and enemies that continued to move even when not displayed on the screen.