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Go Ahead And Indulge - It's National Ice Cream Month!

By Meera Dolasia on July 2, 2015
Go Ahead And Indulge - It's National Ice Cream Month!

Love ice cream? Then you are going to be pleased to hear that July is National Ice Cream month. The month-long homage to everyone's favorite dessert is not a ploy by corporations to sell more ice cream, but one put into effect by President Ronald Reagan.

Italy Serves Up World's Longest Pizza At Expo Milano 2015

By Meera Dolasia on June 29, 2015
Italy Serves Up World's Longest Pizza At Expo Milano 2015

On June 21st, the 30,000 visitors that attended the Expo Milano 2015, a six month-long Universal Exhibition that is currently going on in Milan, Italy, were in for a special treat - a slice of the world's longest pizza! Measuring 1.59545 kilometers or just under a mile, the delicious pie that extended across 800 tables handily surpassed the previous record holder - a 1.1415-kilometre-long pizza made by Spanish chefs in 2011.

Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

By Meera Dolasia on June 23, 2015
Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

Most people think about donating blood. However, very few actually do it. According to experts though almost 50% of the US population can be counted as potential blood donors less than 10% ever give. What's worse is that even the most consistent ones donate an average of just three to four times during their lifetime. Though these statistics pertain to the US, the situation is similar worldwide. Now the officials in Sweden are trying to to reverse the trend with the help of modern-day technology.

Prepare To Celebrate The Longest (Or Shortest) Father's Day!

By Meera Dolasia on June 21, 2015
Prepare To Celebrate The Longest (Or Shortest) Father's Day!

If you happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere, you may want to plan extensive activities to keep dad entertained this Father's Day. That's because June 21st happens to be the start of summer and the longest day of the year. Also known as summer 'solstice' - a Latin word for 'sun stands still', it is the day when the tilt of the Earth's semi axis, in the northern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the sun.

World's Rarest And Most Valuable Stamp Goes On Display In Washington D.C.

By Meera Dolasia on June 12, 2015
World's Rarest And Most Valuable Stamp Goes On Display In Washington D.C.

To amateurs, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp that measures a mere 2.5 cm by 3.2 cm may appear to be like any other ancient postage stamp. However, for philatelists this octagonal scrap of paper that bears an illustration of a three-masted ship is a one-of-a-kind treasure, for which an avid collector recently paid $9.5 million USD. According to Sotheby's, the One-Cent Magenta is not just the world's most expensive stamp sold at an auction but also its most valuable object by weight and size!

How Drones Will Help South America's Wapishana Tribe Protect Pristine Lands

By Meera Dolasia on June 8, 2015
How Drones Will Help South America's Wapishana Tribe Protect Pristine Lands

The Wapichan or Wapishana tribe of Guyana is an isolated community of less than 6,000 people that live on the edge of the rainforest around South America's Rupununi Savannah, one of the world's largest open ranges of savannah lands. Located in Guyana between the Rupunini River and the Brazilian border, the 5,000 square mile area of pristine grasslands, swamplands and rain-forested mountains has been the source of food and water for the tribe for centuries. Unfortunately, their means of subsistence is now being threatened by illegal logging and gold mining activities.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champions For The Second Consecutive Year!

By Meera Dolasia on June 5, 2015
Scripps National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champions For The Second Consecutive Year!

In 2014, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe made history when they were declared the first co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 52 years and only the fifth since the contest began in 1925. On May 28th, 2015, 13-year-old Vanya Shivashankar and 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam repeated the feat, after zipping through the final list of 25 difficult words with ease.

It's Almost National Donut Day!

By Meera Dolasia on June 4, 2015
It's Almost National Donut Day!

What's better than the school year drawing to a close? How about a National Donut Day, which believe it or not happens to be tomorrow, Friday, June 5th!  Given that the only way to celebrate this all-important occasion is to eat donuts, you really have no choice but to devour one (or even a dozen) of the gooey treats.

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