We are two guys - Aaron and Dan - that met while serving in the United States Navy. Recognizing each others interest in history, art, music, technology, politics, the unexplained and the bizarre, we decided to create a blog that would incorporate all of the above, and then some. We decided to call this blog Smart Stop. This is because we want smart people to stop here and read stories that will enlighten, amuse and provoke. If you are reading this, it means that you are a smartypants that has stopped here to have your brain fed all kinds of delicious information. In which case, you have to go back to the main page. Go ahead, smarty, you deserve it!