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Is Queen Nefertiti Resting Inside A Hidden Chamber Within King Tut's Tomb?

By Shariqua Ahmed on September 2, 2015
Is Queen Nefertiti Resting Inside A Hidden Chamber Within King Tut's Tomb?

Queen Nefertiti, the wife of King Akhenaten who ruled from 1352 to 1336 B.C., was one of ancient Egypt's most influential and beautiful queens. Historians maintain that she played a significant role in the political and religious reforms that resulted in numerous changes including the establishment of Aten as Egypt's supreme god. Many even believe that the powerful queen served as pharaoh for a brief period following her husband's death and the accession of his 9-year-old son King Tutankhamun (Tut), to the throne.

Jet Blue's Vending Machines Will Be Welcomed At Any School

By Meera Dolasia on August 31, 2015
Jet Blue's Vending Machines Will Be Welcomed At Any School

While vending machines have a bad reputation generally, they are particularly frowned upon in schools. That's because most are filled with foods that are deemed unhealthy for both kids and adults. However, no one will have any objection to Jet Blue's vending machines. That's because they dispense free books!

Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

By Meera Dolasia on August 30, 2015
Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

Tossing food at total strangers is not something that is acceptable in most settings. However, at Bunol's La Tomatina festival, it is not just accepted but encouraged. That's because the whole purpose of the event that is held annually on the last Wednesday of August, is to pelt friends and total strangers with as many tomatoes as possible.

World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

By Kim Bussing on August 27, 2015
World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

The Japanese have always been at the forefront at deploying robots to perform jobs that are traditionally done by humans. Over the past year, humanoid robots have been seen helping customers at Mitsubishi Bank, selling Nestle's espresso machines and even filling in for human science communicators at museums. Hence, it is not surprising to hear that the country is now home to a hotel that is staffed almost entirely by the Androids!

Brave 10-Year Old Shark Bite Victim Wades Back Into The Ocean To Save Her Friend

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2015
Brave 10-Year Old Shark Bite Victim Wades Back Into The Ocean To Save Her Friend

On Wednesday, August  19th, ten-year-old Florida resident Kaley Szarmack was wading in knee-deep ocean waters at a Jacksonville beach, when she experienced a sharp pain in her right leg. Thinking that a crab was holding on to her, the young girl looked down only to see multiple lacerations on both sides of her leg. Soon after, Kaley noticed the dorsal fin of what appeared to be a three-foot long shark darting away from the crime scene.

World's Oldest Known Message In A Bottle Washes Ashore After 108 Years

By Meera Dolasia on August 22, 2015
World's Oldest Known Message In A Bottle Washes Ashore After 108 Years

Earlier this year, Marianne Winkler, a retired postal worker and her husband were vacationing on the North Sea island of Amrum, Germany, when they stumbled upon a bottle with a message inside! And it was no ordinary letter either, but one written by an Edwardian British scientist studying undersea currents.

Why Los Angeles Reservoirs Are Covered With Black Plastic Balls

By Meera Dolasia on August 20, 2015
Why Los Angeles Reservoirs Are Covered With Black Plastic Balls

On August 13, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along with officials from the water department watched as the last 20,000 "shade balls" rolled their way into the city's largest in-basin water reservoir. The release marked the final phase of the project that involved covering the 175-acre lake with 96-million four-inch black plastic balls. Their purpose? To provide shade and improve water quality.

Does Unconditional Basic Income Create A More Productive Society? Some Dutch Cities Are About To Find Out!

By Meera Dolasia on August 16, 2015
Does Unconditional Basic Income Create A More Productive Society? Some Dutch Cities Are About To Find Out!

In June, the City Council of Utrecht in The Netherlands announced that starting January 2016, a few lucky residents will receive a monthly stipend to cover their basic needs with no strings attached. That means that the recipients will have to do nothing in return and can spend the rest of their days lounging by a pool if they so wish.

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