Rotary Dial

Before cell phones and smartphones came out, people were making phone calls on landlines.

The idea of making phone calls on landlines starts with the rotary phone.

According to Jason Isbell, of Techwalla, “[t]he first use of a dial phone was in 1892 in La Porte, Indiana based on a 1891 patent by Almon Brown Strowger” (Isbell, n.d.).

Also, according to Isbell, “[i]n 1919 the American Bell Telephone Compnay began national service for user controlled rotary dial phones” (Isbell, n.d.).

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Kiev

Today, I will be talking about Kiev.

Kiev is located in the Ukraine.

According to Maria Sibirtseva, from Culture Trip, “[t]he history of Kiev started more than 1,500 years ago, when around 950 churches, cathedrals and monuments were built” (Sibirtseva, 2019).

When researching Kiev, I wanted to find out what the most notable places were to visit in Kiev.

According to Maria Sibirtseva, from Culture Trip, the top 20 attractions in Kiev are:

  1. Saint Sophia’s Cathedral
  2. Mystetskyi Arsenal art quarter
  3. Saint Andrew’s Church
  4. Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
  5. National Art Museum of Ukraine
  6. Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery
  7. Mariyinsky Palace
  8. Botanical garden and the greenhouse
  9. Saint Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery
  10. National Opera of Ukraine
  11. The Motherland Monument
  12. Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War
  13. Pyrohiv Open-Air Museum
  14. Saint Volodymyr’s Cathedral
  15. The Golden Gates
  16. The Chocolate House and art museum
  17. Expo Center of Ukraine
  18. Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral
  19. Feofaniya park
  20. PinchukArtCentre

(Sibirtseva, 2019)

Spinach

Spinach is good to have in a salad, and it is also good to have in an Indian dish known as saag paneer.

Saag panner is a dish that has cooked spinach and cubes of fried paneer cheese (the paneer almost looks like tofu).

There are also health benefits of spinach.

According to Megan Ware, RDN, LD, and Natalie Olsen, RD, LD, ACSM EP-C, of Medical News Today, the health benefits of spinach are:

  • Diabetes management
  • Cancer prevention
  • Asthma prevention
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Bone health
  • Promotes digestive regularity
  • Healthy skin and hair

(Ware, RDN, LD & Olsen, RD, LD, ACSM EP-C, 2018)

USB (Universal Serial Bus)

Many of us use our USB ports that are on our computer.

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus.

According to Premium USB, “[t]he first USB technology began development in 1994, co-invented by Ajay Bhatt of Intel and the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum, Inc.)” (Premium USB, 2019).

We can charge our phones through our laptops and desktop computers (as well as send pictures to our laptops and desktop computers from our phones) using USB. Other devices we can use USB with are scanners, MP3 players, flash drives, an external mouse (that’s a mouse without the USB cord and uses the USB dongle instead), and printers.

Quinoa

As much as I like eating white jasmine rice, I know that it is high in carbohydrates (high in carbs).

A healthier alternative to white jasmine rice is quinoa.

Quinoa is a type of grain.

There are several health benefits of quinoa.

According to Kris Gunnars, BSc, from Healthline, the 11 health benefits of quinoa are that it is:

  1. Very Nutritious
  2. Contains the Plant Compounds Quercetin and Kaempferol
  3. Very High in Fiber, Much Higher Than Most Grains
  4. Gluten-Free and Perfect for People With Gluten Intolerance
  5. Very High in Protein, With All the Essential Amino Acids
  6. Has a Low Glycemic Index, Which is Good for Blood Sugar Control
  7. High in Important Minerals Like Iron and Magnesium
  8. Has Beneficial Effects on Metabolic Health
  9. Very High in Antioxidants
  10. May Help You Lose Weight
  11. Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet

(Gunnars, BSc, 2018)

Hersheypark

Hershey is well-known for their chocolate bars.

Did you know that Hershey also has a theme park?

It is called Hersheypark and Hersheypark is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Hersheypark has several attractions, rollercoasters, and a water park.

According to the official website of Hersheypark, the rides include the following:

  • Balloon Flite
  • Bayside Pier
  • Breakers Edge Water Coaster
  • Carrousel
  • Coal Cracker
  • Coastline Plunge – Hydro
  • Coastline Plunge – Pipeline
  • Coastline Plunge – Riptide
  • Coastline Plunge – Surge
  • Coastline Plunge – Vortex
  • Coastline Plunge – Whirlwind
  • Cocoa Cruiser
  • Comet
  • Convoy
  • Dinosaur-Go-Round
  • Dizzy Drums
  • Dry Gulch Railroad
  • East Coast Waterworks
  • Fahrenheit
  • Fender Bender
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Frog Hopper
  • Frontier Flyers
  • Granny Bugs
  • Great Bear
  • Helicopters
  • Hershey Triple Tower
  • Intercoastal Waterway
  • Kissing Tower
  • Laff Trakk
  • Lightning Racer
  • Livery Stables
  • Merry Derry Dip Fun Slides
  • Mini Pirate
  • Mini Scrambler
  • Mini-Himalaya
  • Minty Bees
  • Misfit Bug
  • Monorail
  • Music Express
  • Pirate
  • Pony Parade
  • Red Baron
  • Reese’s Cupfusion
  • Sandcastle Cove
  • Scrambler
  • Shoreline Sprayground
  • Sidewinder
  • Skyrush
  • Skyview
  • sooper dooper Looper
  • Space Age
  • Starship America
  • Storm Runner
  • Sweet Swing
  • Swing Thing
  • Tea Cups
  • The Claw
  • The Howler
  • The Shore
  • Tidal Force
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Tiny Tracks
  • Traffic Jam
  • Trailblazer
  • Twin Turnpike – Classic Cars
  • Twin Turnpike – Speedway
  • Wave Swinger
  • Waverider
  • Whip
  • Whitecap Racer
  • Wild House
  • Wildcat

(Hersheypark, 2019)

Shrimp

One of my favorite types of seafood to eat is shrimp.

Shrimp can be served by itself, or, it can be used in skewers or in ceviche.

Shrimp has several health benefits.

According to Meenakshi Nagdeve, from Organic Facts, the health benefits of shrimp are:

  • Weight Loss
  • Anti-Aging Properties
  • [It Helps Treat] Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • [It Contains Zinc Which Prevents] Hair Loss
  • [Shrimp Paste Can Protect Against the Dangers of] Cardiovascular Disease
  • Bone Health
  • Brain Health
  • Decreases Menstrual Pain

(Nagdeve, 2019)

Electric Guitar

One type of music instrument that has changed music is the electric guitar.

So, who invented the electric guitar?

According to Theodoros II, from Gizmodo, the people who invented the electric guitar are “George Beauchamp, a musician, and Adolph Rickenbacker, an electrical engineer…” (Theodoros II, 2013).

The electric guitar can be used with many music genres, which range from Rock, Metal, Soul, Jazz, and Pop.

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