Honeybees are herbivores — but they can turn to cannibalism when stressed. Source: Department of Agriculture
The Library of Congress was created on this day in 1800, when President John Adams approved spending $5,000 for “such books as may be necessary for the use of congress.” […]
A worker honey bee’s brain is only a cubic millimeter in size, but it has the densest neuropile tissue of any animal. Source: Department of Agriculture
Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, the same year the Environmental Protection Agency was created by President Nixon. Source: EPA
The largest recorded lobster, caught off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1934, weighed 44.4 pounds and was at least 100 years old, according to scientists. Source: National Geographic
The two largest religious affiliations in the U.S. are Evangelical Protestant (26.3 percent of adults say they belong to churches in that group) and Catholic (23.9 percent). Source: Pew Forum […]
Q: How is President-elect Obama paying for his transition?
A: Obama’s transition is being financed with $5.3 million in public funds provided by Congress, supplemented by another $6.7 million that his team hopes to raise from individuals in donations not exceeding $5,000 each.
Q: How can one get inauguration tickets?
A: Tickets to watch the swearing-in can be requested through the Washington, D.C., offices of an individual’s representative or senators. But you’ll need some luck to score one.
FactCheck.org sweeps both the Webby Award and People’s Voice Webby Award in the politics category. FactCheckED.org wins the People’s Voice Webby Award in the education category.
Summary The Webby Awards named FactCheck.org the best political Web site, and also the best on government, in the 2007 People’s Voice vote. Analysis The International Academy of Digital Arts […]