Airports, Inertia and Avocado

LaGuardia Airport in New York is named after former Congressman and New York Mayor Fiorello Henry LaGuardia. Former Congressman and New York Mayor Ed Koch is still waiting for New York to name an airport after him. He may have a long wait. After all, who wants to tell their friends that they are going to be flying into Koch?

In homage to unknown martyrs, in August 1997, Om Prakash Singh of India stood still for 20 hours, 10 minutes and 6 seconds, starting on the eve of the golden jubilee of India's Independence, and continuing well into the following day.

Modern cuisine can count the avocado among its many contributions from Aztec culture. The Aztecs were the first to cultivate what they, in their native Nahuatl language, called the "ahuacatl." Most likely, the Aztecs were also the first to make guacamole.