It was 45 years ago yesterday that Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to step foot on the surface of the Moon.
Or, if you're a conspiracy theorist, the first to fake stepping on the Moon.
Let's go with the former, shall we?
It was a magical time in the summer of '69, with just about everyone with a television set watching the live broadcast from space as Armstrong leapt from the ladder of the lunar module and planted a flag on the Moon's surface, uttering the words that have been memorized by so many: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
These days, Armstrong would have taken a selfie video and posted it to Instagram.
A venture capitalist from Silicon Valley announced on Tuesday that he has gathered enough signatures to put a measure on the ballot in California that would split the existing California into six separate states.
The idea makes perfect sense to him. With 38 million Californias, how can one central government possibly serve the people?
By creating separate states, the people would have better representation from a more local government, providing the opportunity to start fresh.
That's the theory. The six proposed states: Jefferson, Silicon Valley, North California, Central California, West California and South California.
Sounds like they ran out of steam in the naming department. With all the creative folks in Los Angeles – sorry, that's West California – you'd think they could have done a better job with the new map.