daily photo blog by Alicia Millane

Thursday, March 28, 2024

March 28, 2024

President Abraham Lincoln became the first “wired president” by embracing the original electronic messaging technology—the telegraph. The 16th president may be remembered for his soaring oratory that stirred the Union, but the nearly 1,000 bite-sized telegrams that he wrote during his presidency helped win the Civil War by projecting presidential power in unprecedented fashion.

- History.com (February 12, 2024)

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

March 27, 2024

catalepsy noun cat·​a·​lep·​sy ˈka-tə-ˌlep-sē A trancelike state marked by loss of voluntary motion in which the limbs remain in whatever position they are placed

- Merriam-Webster

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

March 26, 2024

In Connecticut, there are 225 bridges and over 2,076 miles of highway in poor condition. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild our roads and includes the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system. Based on formula funding alone, Connecticut is expected to receive approximately $4.1 billion over five years in federal funding for highways and bridges.

- Whitehouse.gov (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law State Fact Sheets) (February 2024)

Monday, March 25, 2024

March 25, 2024

KISSES Chocolates were in production from 1907 to 1942 and then not produced until 1947 due to rationing of aluminum during World War II. During that nearly six-year period, Hershey retooled its KISSES production equipment in order to produce chocolate D-Rations for the US Military. KISSES Chocolates have been in continuous production since 1947 and the KISSES Brand has added many flavors to the iconic product line to become one of the leading chocolate product brands in the world.

- Hersheyland.com

Sunday, March 24, 2024

March 24, 2024

The woven treat containers represent birds' nests and new life, especially when filled to the brim with eggs. Plus, they're a pretty utilitarian way to gather those goodies on your Easter egg hunt.

- Good Housekeeping (April 17, 2022)

Saturday, March 23, 2024

March 23, 2024

It may be covered with ice, but Antarctica gets only 6.5 inches of rain or snow per year, making it the continent with the lowest annual rainfall by far. On the other end of the spectrum, Lloro, Colombia, absorbs more than 500 inches of rainfall per year. North America is relatively dry by comparison, collecting 256 inches of rain annually.

- Reader's Digest (Jun. 01, 2023)

Friday, March 22, 2024

March 22, 2024

Most physicians work between 40 and 60 hours per week, but nearly one-quarter of physicians work between 61 and 80 hours per week, according to the 2014 Work/Life Profiles of Today’s Physician released last year by AMA Insurance.

- American Medical Association (ama-assn.org) (Jan. 6, 2015)