The World Cup

This post is about the World Cup! The World Cup is one of the biggest events in the world. I like the World Cup. The World Cup is when almost all the countries in the World play against each other and the team that wins the most games will win the World Cup. The World Cup in 2014 Germany won. The World Cup in 2010 Spain  won. I love soccer. Soccer is my favorite sport ever. The next World Cup will be held in Russia. My favorite team in the World Cup is America and Argentina.

My Top 8 favorite cars.

This post is about my top eight favorite cars.  All my favorite cars are sports cars.

8. Porsche Carrera.

7. Dodge Viper.

6. Alfa Romeo Giulia.

5. Tesla model X.

4. Corvette stingray.

3. Mclarren P1.

2. Lamborghini Gallardo.

1. Enzo Ferrari.

Julius Caesar

This post is about Julius  Caesar. Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC. Julius Caesar was a very powerful man. He took over many countries. His full name was Gaius Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar was so famous that they named the fifth month of the Roman calendar, Quintilus, July after him! One thing that made him famous besides all that war was that he created the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar had 365 days and every 4th year was a leap year.  We do not use the Julian calendar today. Today we use the Gregorian calendar (made by Pope Gregory the XIII).  Julius Caesar was the first person to get his face printed on a Roman coin. 

Julius Caesar was a great leader in war. He crossed the English channel twice. He extended the Roman Empire a lot.  Julius Caesar was the leader of all the Roman legions and had lots of success winning wars all over Europe and some parts of Africa. The senators got scared that Julius Caesar would take over Rome so they told him to  leave the legions and come back to Rome. But Julius Caesar did not want to, so he crossed the Rubicon with his army (which was illegal) and said “Alea iacta est”, which means “The die has been cast”.  And he said these words because he did not know if he was going to win the war that he knew he was going to start.

At the end of that war he won and Rome pretty much belonged to him. One thing that made him popular to the common people was that he said if you lived in a  country that Rome took over, you do not have to pay taxes to Rome. But the senators did not like that because he was taking away their money and power.  In 44 BC Julius Caesar was killed.  A group of 60 senators plotted to kill him.  He said that if he died that Octavius would take his place. Also if some thing happens to both Julius Caesar and Octavius then Brutus would take his place. But Brutus was one of the people trying to kill him. His famous last words were “Et tu, Brute?” Which means “You too, Brutus?”

Google Card Board


 I think that Google cardboard is the most important invention of 2015. This post is about Google Card Board. Google cardboard is VR (Virtual reality). You can use VR to play fun games like drive a car ( It is very hard) and down load other games. The most fun thing to do, in my opinion, is going to new places like London, or go diving in the Great Barrier Reef, or even go into outer space! If you put a smart phone or Android phone in a piece of cardboard and down load an app, following simple instructions ,you can do amazing thing with Google cardboard. I like Google cardboard because it is cheap so most people will be able to afford it.  I also like Google cardboard because it is made out of simple materials like cardboard and foam. And if you want you can assemble it on your own with some instructions on the web (you have to buy a kit). I think Google cardboard is the most important invention of 2015 because lost of people can use it. 

Do you have Google card board?


The Nile River

The Nile River is the longest river in the world (it is 4,258 miles long). It is in north east Africa. Did you know that the Nile has two different tributaries, the Blue Nile and the White Nile? The Ancient Egyptian civilization grew around the Nile River.  Herodotus wrote that Egypt is the gift of the Nile. The sun god Ra rose on the east  and set on the west side of the river. So the ancient Egyptians thought that the East was the side of birth and growth and the West was the side of death. They thought that after death the river Nile carried people into the after life. All ancient tombs were on the West of the river.

The Nile has so much water that 11 different country’s share some of it’s water.  The Nile empties in the Mediterranean  Sea.  Did you know that in southern Egypt there was a big dam to control the flow of the Nile, it was called the Aswan dam. Only 22% of the Nile river goes through Egypt. Brazilians and Egyptians argue on which river is bigger the Nile River or the Amazon River. Right now the Amazon River is the world seconds largest River at 4,000 miles.  Some of the animals that live in the Nile are

1. The Nile crocodile’s and other reptiles like the monitor lizards.

2. Birds that like the water.

3. Over 100 different types of fish.

4. Hippopotamuses.

5. Rhino’s.

The Silversword Plant



This post is about the Silversword Plant. In the Hawaiian language it is called “AhinaAhina”.  This means “Very Gray”. There is no word for “Silver” in the Hawaiian language.  The Silversword Plant is a very rare plant. It is only found at the top of Mt. Haleakala in Maui and Mauna Kea on the Big Island.  That is the only place in the world where it is found. The Silversword Plant is endangered because of all the animals that eat it. The Silversword plant makes a tall skinny bush of maroon ray flowers. The Silverswords life span is 3 to 90 years or more. People are not allowed to go close to the Silversword plant because they could break the roots.  Goats and cattle are not allowed to go eat the Silversword plant so people put fencing around so they can not destroy the Silversword plant.

Have you seen a Silversword plant?

A Ranch



This post is about ranches. People who own or run a ranch are called ranchers, cattlemen, or stockgrowers (mostly known as ranchers). People who work on a ranch are called “Buckaroos”. The word Buckaroo comes from the Spanish word Vaquero. A tourist that visits a ranch is called a guest rancher or a dude. The ranching tradition started in Spain. A ranch is just like a farm. But a ranch is a bit bigger and has cattle and other farm animals like chickens, pigs and horses. The word ranch is a Spanish word. Ranches are almost  always found in the west of America in dry spots like Arizona and some parts of California. There are also many in Australia, where they are called stations.

Have you been to a ranch?