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Guests At South African Lodge Get A Surprise Visit From A Leopard

Guests At South African Lodge Get A Surprise Visit From A Leopard

Visitors enjoying a quiet breakfast at the Singita Ebony Lodge, a luxury hotel in South Africa's Sabi Sand Game Reserve, were treated to a rare encounter with a leopard in early September 2020. The handful of guests watched in awe —and a little trepidation — as the majestic animal, who appeared to be searching for a tasty morsel, calmly explored the various areas of the restaurant. Fortunately for the humans, nothing on the "menu" seemed to catch the leopard's fancy, and it left as abruptly as it had arrived.

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Two-Story Model Home In Belgium Was Produced In One Piece With Europe's Biggest 3D Printer

Two-Story Model Home In Belgium Was Produced In One Piece With Europe's Biggest 3D Printer

Experts have long predicted that 3D printing will revolutionize the construction industry by making home builds cheaper, faster, and more environmentally-friendly. However, the uptake has been slower than anticipated because 3D technology to create fully-functional homes has been considered lacking. That perception may change soon with the recent unveiling of the world's first two-story home printed in a single piece in Antwerp, Belgium.

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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021, U.S. Edition (National Geographic Almanacs)

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021, U.S. Edition (National Geographic Almanacs)

By National Geographic Kids

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Amazing animals! Intrepid explorers! Cool inventions! The Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2021 is a great resource for teachers and curious kids (ages 8-12) who want to learn more about their world--- featuring 350+ pages of photos, facts, stories, trends for the future, homework help, puzzles, quizzes, and activities. The quality nonfiction content covers key curriculum-friendly subject areas, including animals, nature, conservation, exploration, science, space, technology, history, and culture. Practical reference material, including maps and facts about every country has been fully updated.
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Wish Lawrence Brooks, America's Oldest Living World War II Veteran, A Happy 111th Birthday!

Wish Lawrence Brooks, America's Oldest Living World War II Veteran, A Happy 111th Birthday!

When the United States formally entered World War II — the six-year-long global conflict that began in 1939 with Nazi Germany's attack on Poland — in 1941, millions of brave Americans helped to fight for the cause. Among them was New Orleans resident Lawrence Brooks, who served the country for five years as a soldier in the US Army's 91st Engineer Battalion. Fortunately for us, Brooks, who will celebrate his 111th birthday on September 12, 2020, is still around to share his exciting encounters.

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Rare 1794 Silver Dollar Expected To Auction For More Than $10 Million!

Rare 1794 Silver Dollar Expected To Auction For More Than $10 Million!

A perfectly-preserved silver dollar, which set a new world record for coin sales when it auctioned for $10,016,875 in 2013, is back on the market, and experts believe it might fetch even more this time! The rare "Flowing Hair" coin, which features a portrait of Lady Liberty on one side and an eagle on the other, will be sold to the highest bidder by Legend Auctions on October 8, 2020, at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Andean Condors Can Stay Aloft For Hours Without Flapping Wings

Andean Condors Can Stay Aloft For Hours Without Flapping Wings

Andean Condors, which weigh between 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 13 kilograms) and boast a wingspan of more than 10 feet, are one of the world's heaviest and largest flying birds. Yet the majestic vultures, which spend their days circling the Andes mountains and nearby Pacific coasts of western South America in search of carcasses, manage to stay afloat for hours.

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LEGO's New Bricks Make Learning Braille Fun For Visually Impaired Students

LEGO's New Bricks Make Learning Braille Fun For Visually Impaired Students

Invented by French teenager Louis Braille in 1824, braille has enabled millions of visually impaired kids worldwide to learn to read and write. However, the system of raised dots, representing individual alphabet and numbers, can be complicated for younger students to grasp. As a result, parents and educators are increasingly shunning the tactile literacy system, which is taught using special textbooks, in favor of online learning programs. Now, Denmark's LEGO Group hopes to reverse the trend with the help of braille bricks that allow children to learn through play.

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