Lately for some reason I've been using the internet like someone with an actual brain. I've mentioned that every night (like a demented addict) I look at the astronomy picture of the day on the NASA website. The descriptions always have a bunch of links and last night I clicked on the link Kepler's prediction and that made me want to look up Jonathan Swift and then I started reading about the English king of his time and then I started reading about all the kings and queens that followed and so I was learning all this history that may come in handy when I watch "Jeopardy" on TV.
I also like to do internet sleuthing. I like to see a picture or skyline in a movie or TV commercial and try to find out what the city is. There was a commercial on tonight and I tried to do that and while checking to see if it was some odd angle out of Central Park, I found this New York city real estate site. I've been having a blast looking at these apartments. One is even as "cheap" as $530,000.
Going to back to all that history I was reading about, I didn't realize there were so many wars. I mostly know of 20th century wars and a few old British ones like The War of the Roses but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Have you ever heard of The Second Anglo-Dutch War or The War of the Spanish Succession? And there are a lot more. Some of them had better names like War of the Quadruple Alliance, but I guess with so many wars they couldn't come up with fun names for all of them. And they were always warring about everything. My guess is the English grew tired of all those wars and that's why they became so polite. See, I'm learning a lot on the internet. Like someone with an actual brain.