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Lost Crane Defeats Three Tigers in China Zoo

Lost Crane Defeats Three Tigers in China Zoo

The origins of the crane style of kung fu are inseparable from the legends of ancient China, but on Thursday, visitors at the Fuyang Wildlife Park in Huangzhou got to witness the martial art firsthand, by its original master. As reported by United Press International, when a strong gust of wind blew a red-crowned crane […]
Animal Stories
Volunteers Plant over Half a Million Trees, Break World Record

Volunteers Plant over Half a Million Trees, Break World Record

With ecosystems spanning from the heights of the Andes to the western edge of the Amazon rainforest, the South American nation of Ecuador boasts extraordinary ecological value. It is, after all, the mainland hub of the Galápagos Islands and the mother country of Yasuni National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. Decades […]
Environmental Stories
The Thrilling History of the Roller Coaster

The Thrilling History of the Roller Coaster

For many years, people around the world have found their thrills riding roller coasters. Today, according to the Roller Coaster Database (yes, such a thing exists) there are 3,582 roller coasters in operation around the world, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Roller coasters in modern amusement parks are often built to be […]
Fun Stories
These Boston Marathon Runners Are Back on their Feet

These Boston Marathon Runners Are Back on their Feet

Rebekah Gregory DiMartino ran the last three miles of the Boston Marathon on Monday. This may not seem like a lot when the entire marathon is 26.2 miles, but Rebekah was running on a new prosthetic leg after having surgery in November to amputate most of her left leg. She had the surgery after her […]
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Giant Caterpillar Becomes Good Cause at Coachella

Giant Caterpillar Becomes Good Cause at Coachella

Every year, Indio, California is taken over for two weeks by the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, more commonly known as just “Coachella.” Although the “Art Festival” may not be as famous as the “Music” part of its official name, organizers have collaborated with dozens of artists, both local and international for over fifteen […]
Animal Stories,Fun Stories
The Eiffel Tower Goes Green

The Eiffel Tower Goes Green

The Eiffel Tower may look brownish gray, but it is making an effort to turn green. Wind turbines to create electricity have been installed approximately halfway up the height of the Tower and are hidden in the iron frame of the iconic Paris landmark. When it was first built for the 1889 World’s Fair the […]
Environmental Stories
Good Snow-maritan Digs Neighbors out of a Blizzard

Good Snow-maritan Digs Neighbors out of a Blizzard

This winter, the Northeast was hit with snowfall that reached near all-time records. On one particularly snowy day, Stephen Madelon, 21, of Amsterdam, New York (near Albany) decided to add a post to a local community facebook page. He said that he would shovel snow at anyone’s home that needed it. For free. At the […]
Humanitarian Stories,Inspiring Stories
Girl Asks DC Comics for More Women Superheroes, Becomes One Herself

Girl Asks DC Comics for More Women Superheroes, Becomes One Herself

Rowan Hansen is an 11 year-old girl from Champaign, Illinois, who recently wrote a letter by hand to DC Comics regarding its lack of female superheroes in movies, television and toy versions of their comic book characters. Her letter became an internet sensation when her dad posted it online. In part, she said, “I love […]
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Pieces of Atlantis: The Significance of Orichalcum

Pieces of Atlantis: The Significance of Orichalcum

“Of the combatants on the one side, the city of Athens was reported to have been the leader and to have fought out the war; the combatants on the other side were commanded by the kings of Atlantis, which, as was saying, was an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia, and when afterwards […]
Fun Stories,History Stories
Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Opened

Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Opened

Essential basement repairs led to the unveiling of a priceless piece of history on Tuesday: a time capsule dating back to the infancy of the United States. Officials at the Massachusetts State House discovered water marks in the basement of the historic building and identified the cornerstone as a source of concern and decided to […]
Fun Stories,History Stories