Today in 1804, the US Senate held a party featuring something called the “Mammoth Loaf.” To explain, we have to first tell you about Thomas Jefferson, an enormous block of cheese and an archeology project. Plus: a very cold town in Siberia has some very cool music, thanks to spring ice drums.
This latest trip on my presidential gravesite quest was odd... because it wasn't odd at all.
You just never know who you'll run into on Chicago's L trains, do you?
"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man" - stirring words, but also easy to take out of context if a photographer decides to crop his photos for that ridiculous and nefarious purpose.
Jefferson's obelisk lists the three accomplishments of which Jefferson was most proud. Being president isn't on the list.