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Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2015
Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

We have heard of it raining frogs and even spiders, but cold hard cash? That has to be a first! While it may be hard to believe, a sudden "downpour" of money is exactly what some lucky residents of Kuwait recently experienced.

Smile! It's The International Day Of Happiness And First Day Of Spring!

By Meera Dolasia on March 20, 2015
Smile! It's The International Day Of Happiness And First Day Of Spring!

We are often so busy focusing on what we lack in our lives, that we forget to be happy about all the things we have - like good health and loving friends and family. Today is a great day to change that mindset. That's because it is not just the first day of spring (at least for those that live in the northern hemisphere) but also the International Day of Happiness.

Get Your Green On! It's Almost Saint Patrick's Day

By Meera Dolasia on March 14, 2015
Get Your Green On! It's Almost Saint Patrick's Day

It's time to tuck away those black and blues that you have been donning all winter and get some green on! That's because Tuesday March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, which means that those not sporting the color will have to endure painful pinches! Of course this fun holiday is also about searching for four-leaf clovers and leprechauns that can lead you to gold. So how did the death anniversary of a once obscure saint who was not even Irish by birth, result in all these fun traditions? Read on.

Pi Enthusiasts Prepare To Celebrate "Once In A Lifetime" Event

By Meera Dolasia on March 11, 2015
Pi Enthusiasts Prepare To Celebrate "Once In A Lifetime" Event

Pi Day that is celebrated on March 14th (3.14) annually, is always a significant occasion even for people that are not particularly fond of math. That's because while celebrations may begin with a discussion of the symbol, they invariably end with consuming different variations of Pi's yummy namesake - pie! However, this year promises to be even more special. That's because, for the first time and last time this century, the day will fall on 3/14/15, which happen to be the first five digits of Pi!

Cycle for Science: A Cross Country Adventure with a Mission

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on March 9, 2015
Cycle for Science: A Cross Country Adventure with a Mission

The idea of riding a bike almost 4,000 miles across the country seems like an impossible task for most, but not for Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson. That's because these young scientists have a mission. They want to educate middle school students about physics and renewable energy and also encourage young girls to pursue careers in science.

India's Holi Festival Welcomes Spring With Vibrant Bursts Of Color

By Meera Dolasia on March 8, 2015
India's Holi Festival Welcomes Spring With Vibrant Bursts Of Color

Holi, India's joyous festival of colors is one of the most anticipated celebrations in the Hindu calendar. While the ritual stems from Hindu mythology, the day is observed with as much abandon by non-Hindu's as well. Celebrated annually on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, the date of the festival varies. This year's event took place on March 6th. As per tradition, millions of Indians residing in the subcontinent and overseas took to the streets early in the morning. Chanting "Holi Hai" (It's Holi) they showered everyone, strangers, and friends, with vibrant colors.

Surprise! Your Dog Can Tell If You Are Happy Or Angry

By Natalie Garcia on March 7, 2015
Surprise! Your Dog Can Tell If You Are Happy Or Angry

While every dog owner knows that their pooch can discern their moods perfectly, scientists have always been a little skeptical. Now thanks to some researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, we finally have some tangible evidence.

Prepare To Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Begins This Sunday

By Meera Dolasia on March 5, 2015
Prepare To Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Begins This Sunday

With winter drawing to a close, at least according to the calendar, it is time for North Americans to "spring forward." This means that on Sunday March 8th, most residents will move their clocks ahead by an hour. Known as Daylight Saving Time, this age-old ritual dates all the way back to World War I.

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