Friday, February 21, 2014

WIRTW #308a (the “big block of cheese” edition)

Tomorrow marks the 177th anniversary of President Andrew Jackson opening the White House doors to the public to share his 1,400 pound block of cheese. You read that correctly. The President of the United States, (1) owned a 1,400 block of cheese; (2) which he kept in the White House; (3) the doors of which he opened to 10,000 Washingtonians; (4) who took all of two hours to devour it whole. Mental Floss has the entire story, which includes Old Hickory’s apparent love of all things cheddar.

Try to wrap your 2014 brain around that.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations