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Mexico’s Child Geniuses [video]

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Strange Facts About America’s First Presidential Election

Not exactly fair or democratic, it seems they just went through the motions.

BuzzFeed presents 13 weird things about it.

 

Life on North Ronaldsay Island [video]

Photos of The Week – Nov. 2, 2018

From TheAtlantic –

A gull swims through a flooded Venetian piazza, a different bird lands on a head in Zimbabwe, Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations, political rallies in the U.S. and Brazil, mourning in Pittsburgh, the Red Sox bring the World Series trophy home, Central American migrants continue their trip north through Mexico, a giant military exercise in Norway, and much more

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Why Pencils Are Yellow

According to Artsy.net –

Visitors to the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris entered the fairgrounds under the shadow of the newly-built Eiffel Tower—a gleaming marvel of wrought iron lattice that stretched almost a thousand feet into the air. Once inside, they could gawk at a massive reconstruction of the Bastille or gasp as Annie Oakley demonstrated her legendary marksmanship in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.
Amidst this myriad of spectacles was a rather less dramatic—but no less influential—innovation from a Czech manufacturing company named Hardtmuth Pencil. Its latest creation was formed, as all pencils are, of a graphite core housed in a protective wooden sheath. What stood out was its color—Hardtmuth’s “luxury pencil” was painted yellow.

Oscypek – Poland’s Handmade Cheese [video]

The 1st. Auto – Cugnot’s 1769 fardier à vapeur

According to Jalopnik.com –

“Aha, I know the first car in the world,” you think, but you are wrong. You are thinking of the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, and while that was the first car to feature an internal combustion engine, it was not the first car ever made. The first car ever built was this hulking, steaming, smoking monster, and it’s from 1769.

Continue reading and view some videos HERE.


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