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Saturday, May 2, 2009

What is the history of Mother's Day? Rhea of Greece................ Julia Ward Howe of Boston................ Cybele of Rome Contrary to popular belief, Mother's Day was not conceived and fine-tuned in the boardroom of Hallmark. Motherhood has always been celebrated. In prehistoric tribes the mother... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

** World Series 1903 **

Fans explore the field before game 3 of the first World Series, in 1903 It's that time of year again: time for the boys of summer to crown their fall champion, time for the World Series. That's right. The World Series is more than 100 years old. It dates back to a time when there were only 45 United... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 24, 2009

~~ Your Morning Coffee began with a Bean and a Goat ~~

You know your morning coffee begins with a bean. But do you know that coffee's story--like many good stories--begins with a goat? Legend has it that a 9th-century herdsman in Ethiopia noticed that his goat was acting kind of funny. It was unusually alert, maybe even a little jittery. Looking closer,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

History of Beating African Pirates ..

Ever since Navy sharpshooters killed three Somali pirates holding a U.S. sea captain hostage, Somali pirate gangs have vowed revenge on America's ships and sailors. "We will seek out the Americans, and if we capture them, we will slaughter them," said one pirate. But this isn't the first time U.S.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

** The North Star **

Why doesn't the North Star ever appear to move in the sky as other stars do? Sailors have used the North Star (Polaris) since early times to navigate, since it remains in a relatively fixed location in the northern sky. If you view Polaris from various points around the Northern Hemisphere, you will... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 13, 2009

~~ Why do fireflies light up?

The Chinese thought these twinkling little creatures came from burning grass. A European legend warned that if a lightning bug flew in the window, someone was going to die. Aztecs used the term firefly metaphorically, meaning a spark of knowledge in a world of ignorance or darkness. American Indians... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

~~~~ How the Sperm Whale sleeps ~~~~

Is that a yawn? Whales are mammals. And like other mammals, they need to sleep. Trouble is, they live in the sea--a tough place to simply shut down and catch a few Zs. So, how do they beat drowsiness without drowning? A recent study suggests that sperm whales, at least, may be of two minds when it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

** An Amazing Love Story **

Three days after their wedding, Anna Koslov kissed her husband Boris goodbye. A soldier in Russia's Red Army, he was set to rejoin his military unit. The young couple expected that they would be together again soon, ready to begin the joys of married life, and to raise a family together. But when... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Esther Howland Exhibit - Prepared for The Greeting Card Association What's the History of Valentine's Day The history of Valentine's Day — and its patron saint — are shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Clever idea's from Japan .. I couldn't believe my eyes!

SQUARE WATERMELONS A round watermelon can take up a lot of room in a refrigerator and the usually round fruit often sits awkwardly on refrigerator shelves. Smart Japanese Farmers have forced their watermelons to grow into a square shape by inserting the melons into square,tempered glass cases while... Sign in to see full entry.

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