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Cairo Invaded . . . By An Army of 30 million Desert Locusts!

By Meera Dolasia on March 7, 2013
Cairo Invaded . . . By An Army of 30 million Desert Locusts!

As if battling against a government they don't approve of is not enough, the people of Egypt now have another foe to deal with - One that they are almost helpless against - A thirty million strong army of Desert locusts that showed up on March 2nd, 2013 in the Southern region of the country's capital, Cairo.

Nordic Babies Take 'Chilling Out' To A New Level

By Meera Dolasia on March 6, 2013
Nordic Babies Take 'Chilling Out' To A New Level

If you happen to visit the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Denmark, you may encounter a rather strange sight - Babies napping in their strollers outside homes, daycare centers and coffee shops even, during mid-winter when temperatures are below freezing.

Alaska's 41st Iditarod Race Begins With Ceremonial Start

By Meera Dolasia on March 3, 2013
Alaska's 41st Iditarod Race Begins With Ceremonial Start

On Saturday, March 2nd, sixty-six mushers and their teams of between 12-16 dogs received a rousing send off from enthusiastic fans in Anchorage, Alaska, as they began the first-leg of the grueling world-renowned trail sled dog competition - The Iditarod!

Presidents Are Just Like Us!

By Meera Dolasia on February 18, 2013
Presidents Are Just Like Us!

If you live in the USA, chances are you are enjoying a three-day weekend or better still, a week-long 'ski' break, thanks to President's Day, a holiday to honor all the brave men that have led our country and in some cases, even sacrificed their lives.

Celebrating Black History Month

By Meera Dolasia on February 4, 2013
Celebrating Black History Month

Observed annually during the month of February, Black History Month is an important American tradition that dates all the way back to 1926. It was established by historian Carter G. Woodson to ensure that contributions made by African American men and women throughout history, would not be forgotten.

It's 'Super Baugh' Sunday! Time To Settle On The Couch And Eat And Eat And . . .

By Meera Dolasia on February 3, 2013
It's 'Super Baugh' Sunday! Time To Settle On The Couch And Eat And Eat And . . .

Today Is Super Bowl or should we say 'Super Baugh' Sunday - America's biggest game day. While all football finals are highly anticipated, this one is even more so, because for the first time in the history of the NFL, the coaches of the two opposing teams - The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens - are brothers!. This means more viewers, more parties and of course, more noshing!

Who Was . . . . Martin Luther King Jr.?

By Meera Dolasia on January 21, 2013
Who Was . . . . Martin Luther King Jr.?

Minister, saint, hero, civil rights activist - These are the words often used to describe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - However, in light of President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration ceremony this morning, the word that seems to fit the bill perfectly, is visionary - The man who had the foresight to see that America could one day transform into a nation where everyone is equal, regardless of race, color or creed. So who was this amazing man that single handedly spearheaded America's civil rights movement?

Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!

By Meera Dolasia on January 19, 2013
Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!

Sweden has to be one of the coolest places for a kid to grow up in - First, they introduced the concept of schools with no grades or classrooms, then came Monstrum's amazing playgrounds and now, the coolest idea of all - 'Forcing' 13-year-olds to play Minecraft as part of the classroom curriculum.

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