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Posted by on Nov 18, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Archaeological Discoveries in Egypt King Tutankhamun was a pharaoh who ruled Egypt for ten years, until his death in 1324 B.C.E. at the age of nineteen. In 1922, British archaeologists opened his tomb and found a wealth of treasures and artifacts. The study of these artifacts taught the modern world a great deal about ancient […]

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brazil’s Election Upset On October 30, 2022, the people of Brazil voted in a new president: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. “Lula,” as da Silva is widely known, beat out incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro by a narrow margin: 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent. Bolsonaro is a far-right populist who is known for his pro-business policies. […]

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Posted by on Nov 3, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Remembering the Women of Silent Film You may know that films used to be silent. Maybe you have even seen a clip of a silent film. But did you know that most silent films have been lost over time, destroyed by decay, fire, and other hazards? The ones that survive reveal only a limited picture […]

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

First Asian American to Appear on U.S. Currency The American Women Quarters program, which started in 2022, is a four-year program in which the U.S. Mint will issue quarters honoring important American women. Each year will feature five different women. The women are shown on the reverse (“tails”) side of the quarter, while the obverse […]

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chicago Museum Highlights Native American Stories Chicago’s Field Museum opened in 1894 and contains nearly forty million natural artifacts and specimens. Its goal is to connect visitors to the natural world and to the human story. Recently, its Native North America Hall has undergone a makeover. When the original hall was created in the 1950s, […]

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

North Korea Missile Tests Last week, North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) over Japan. The missile was launched from North Korea’s northern Jagang province at 7:23 am local time. TV stations in Tokyo and Japan’s northern provinces warned people to take cover. The missile flew about 2,796 miles before landing in the Pacific […]

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Orleans Citizen Cops Recently, many U.S. cities have experienced a shortage of police officers. Some departments have responded to this shortage by relaxing restrictions against tattoos, piercings, or facial hair in order to expand the number of candidates. Other departments have raised salaries, offered extra payments for new candidates, and improved benefits packages. The […]

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Posted by on Sep 28, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Fiona Makes Landfall Hurricane Fiona was the first official hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. In mid-September 2022, the storm moved toward Bermuda, Fiona was already responsible for the deaths of at least seven people in the Caribbean (one in Guadalupe, four in Puerto Rico, and two in the Dominican Republic). It made landfall […]

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Elephant Express African elephants are an endangered species, but in one part of the world, they are as plentiful as people. In the Okavango Delta region of eastern Botswana, there are about 15,000 elephants and roughly an equal number of humans. This often leads to problems. Between 2009 and 2019, 67 people in this region […]

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Great Britain’s New Prime Minister In addition to Queen Elizabeth II passing away last week,  Great Britain recently faced another leadership change.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned his position on July 7. Two days before the queen’s death on September 8 Liz Truss took over as the nation’s Prime Minister.   Formerly Great Britain’s foreign […]

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