What does Hitler, Stalin, Gandhi, and current Russian President Vladimir Putin all have in common? They were/are all 5 feet 4 inches tall. Putin’s a shrimp?!!
See the height of all the rest… Hint, Napoleon wasn’t as short as you think when comparing all the rest.
The heights of historical figures, a topic that’s sure to elevate your interest! Let’s take a look at some of the most notable individuals from history and see how they measure up:
First up, we have Napoleon Bonaparte, the legendary French military leader. Despite his larger-than-life reputation, Napoleon was actually quite small in stature, standing at just 5 feet 6 inches tall. But don’t let his height fool you – he still managed to conquer most of Europe and leave a lasting impact on world history.
Next, we have Abraham Lincoln, the towering figure of American politics. At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Lincoln was a literal giant among men. And with his lanky frame and distinctive top hat, he must have been quite a sight to behold.
Moving on to ancient history, we have Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor and conqueror. Although his exact height is unknown, it’s said that Caesar was of average height for his time – around 5 feet 7 inches tall. But hey, he still managed to rule over one of the greatest empires in history, so we won’t hold his lack of height against him.
And let’s not forget about Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongol warrior who conquered much of Asia and Eastern Europe. Although he was reportedly quite short – around 5 feet 2 inches tall – his military prowess more than made up for any lack of height. Plus, he had an army of fierce warriors at his disposal, so it’s not like he needed to be tall to strike fear into his enemies.
Last but not least, we have Cleopatra, the legendary queen of Egypt. While her height is estimated at 4 feet 9 inches tall, it’s said that she was known for her beauty and charm rather than her towering stature. And with her wits and cunning, she managed to rule over Egypt and forge alliances with some of the most powerful men in the ancient world.
So there you have it – a lighthearted look at the heights of some of history’s most notable figures. Whether tall or short, they all managed to make their mark on the world in their own unique way.
I’ve been up today since, you guessed it… 4:48 AM. Thank you Florida state government Emergency Response Team.
The governor is pissed. So am I and a lot of others throughout Florida because the alarm went out to every cellphone in the state.
But, I’ll bet the coffee companies are happy because of the millions of Floridians that couldn’t go back to sleep and just got up and got coffee. We’ll need some more between 2 and 3 PM this afternoon to stay awake beyond dinner.
Officials apologize after ‘Emergency Alert’ test sent in ‘error.’
Typically, only a few agencies have the ability to request and send out emergency notifications to cell phones, and they’re usually for imminent situations, such as severe weather warnings, an AMBER Alert for a missing child, public safety alerts, or a national emergency.
Hours later, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) apologized for the incident in a tweet, and said the Emergency Alert System (EAS) notification was part of a monthly test, but that it was supposed to air on TV, not cell phones.
Florida Governor DeSantis’ press secretary @BryanDGRiffin says “party responsible” for 4:45 a.m. emergency alert will be fired, “This morning’s 4:45AM SERT test alert was not appropriate and not done at our direction. The party responsible will be held accountable and appropriately.”
Twitter is Lit Up
“ICYMI: Florida‘s got its feathers ruffled today because at 4:45am the EAS decided to send a TEST to our phones. All of our phones. All of them. We are grumpy.”
“To whoever decided to do a test of Florida’s Emergency Alert System at 4:45 a.m.: I hope you step on a Lego. Jerk.”
“On the night my sister’s six-month-old was actually sleeping through the night for the first time. She’s out for blood.”
“The only thing the state of Florida achieved with this 4:43am emergency alert test was helping people find out how to turn alerts off, probably at the expense of all other alerts including AMBER alerts.”
And Then… the Cool Huge Rocket Blew Up
The giant rocket started to spin weirdly and wiggle, then… BOOM!
Geek wording for an explosion of SpaceX Starship today: “Starship experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly before stage separation,” SpaceX said in a statement on Twitter.
No longer just a niche hobby for dads and hipsters, vinyl is experiencing a major resurgence in mainstream music. According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) annual revenue report, vinyl records outsold CDs in the US last year for the first time since 1987, selling 41 million units against 33 million for CD.
Vinyl record sales have consistently increased over the last 16 years according to the RIAA report published on Thursday, now accounting for 71 percent of all physical music format revenue. The growth margins here aren’t trivial, either — while physical formats as a whole increased by 4 percent, earning $1.7 billion between 2021 and 2022, vinyl sales alone accounted for $1.2 billion, experiencing a 17 percent increase in sales compared to the previous year. Comparatively, CD sales plummeted by 18 percent in 2022.
Brownie Bytes asks why? Why do you think this music format is making a comeback? Doesn’t the digital version sound better?
SmartAsset scanned IRS data from 2019 to see what each state’s biggest earners had in common, and what made them stand out from everyone else. They adjusted their 2019 findings to 2022 figures using the data from the BLS’s CPI for urban wage earners and clerical workers.
• Being one of America’s top earners is the hardest thing to do in Connecticut, where you’d have to rake in more $955,300 to join the one percent club. If you’re looking for a compromise, earning more than $336,900 would put you in the top five percent.
• Earning upwards of $275,000 would make you among the top five percent in New Hampshire, Maryland, New York, Colorado, Virginia, Washington, California, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
• The top one percent earners have an average tax rate of 25 percent in the top 15 states.
From average gas bills to how many minutes they’d go out of the way to fill up at a particular gas station, here are America’s favorite, and least favorite, places to fill up the tank.
Payless Power surveyed 1,011 Americans about their gas station preferences, asking them about brand loyalty and how much they usually spend when filling up the tank. Ten percent of the survey respondents were Baby Boomers, 22 percent were Gen X, 43 percent were Millennials and 25 percent were Gen Z. Just over half (57 percent) were men.
Overall Costco was rated the best gas station, while Valero was rated the worst. Costco was ranked cleaner and cheaper than others, while Valero was ranked as one of the meanest stations.
On average, people who stopped at a Circle K, Speedway, Shell, Love’s or Wawa gas station spent more than $50 on each visit, whereas Costco and 7-Eleven had the cheapest bills.
Scammers are always finding new ways to dupe people out of money. In the U.S., phone calls remain the primary way swindlers hook older victims.
A study published last month by the Federal Trade Commission found that 24% of adults over age 60 who reported losing money to a scam in 2021 said it started with a phone call—the largest percentage of any method, including email, text and mail. For victims 80 and older, phone calls were behind 40% of scams.
Scams range from robocalls pitching car warranties to young people posing as grand-children in need of a bailout. The best way to protect against phone scams, online-safety experts say, is to not receive the phone calls in the first place.
So how do you do that?
While ignoring mystery calls is effective, it isn’t always feasi-ble. Perhaps you don’t have all the numbers of healthcare providers, insurance companies and other vital services stored in your phone’s contacts. Also, caller ID often doesn’t identify the name of the business that is calling. Tech companies are developing solutions for diverting scam calls. And even though the majority of Ameri-cans over 65 have smartphones, there are also ways to protect yourself if you’re on a landline.