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Quadriplegic Woman Defies All Odds

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36-year old Hilary Lister is quadriplegic, which means she cannot move her hands or legs or any other part of her body. The only part of the body that Hilary can move is her head. Despite these challenges, Hilary is a very accomplished sailor, with several awards and records to her credit.

102 Years Later, San Francisco Still Remembers!

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On April 18, 1906 at 5.12 am, the city of San Francisco, California was awakened by a huge jolt. An earthquake that measured somewhere between 7.8 - 8.3 in magnitude, shook the ground for a full minute, resulting in one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.

A garden on the moon?

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If these scientists are right, there will be marigolds growing on the moon by the year 2015, and after there may even be cabbages, tulips and other plants. The best part is they think it can be done without bringing nutrients and soil from Earth.

Are you ready for some "Goosebumps"

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R.L. Stine, author of the famous "Goosebumps" series was a pioneer of sorts - prior to him, authors had thought young kids (7-12) would be too scared to read horror stories. However, they were wrong - The "Goosebumps" series sold over 300 million copies, making R.L. Stine one of the most successful children's authors in history.

Countdown to Earth Day 2008

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April 22, 2008 is Earth Day - an international day of observance of environmental issues. This day was first observed in North America on April 22,1970 to highlight environmental issues that the government seemed to be ignoring. Since then it has been adopted globally, with this year's event expected to be the biggest ever!

World's largest Barbeque Party

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In an attempt to break the world record for "The Largest Barbeque in the World", Uruguay one of South America's smallest countries hosted the world's biggest barbeque party last Sunday.

Elephant Artists

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Who would have known that the elephant, one of the world's largest and most powerful animals, would also have the dexterity (agility) to hold a paintbrush and paint? It turns out that most elephants have an innate ability to draw and often doodle on the floor with a stick or pebble.  A little fine-tuning of these skills has resulted in amazing paintings, which are sold to help conservation of elephants.

Frogs With No Lungs Discovered in Borneo

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This funny looking frog found recently in the Indonesian section of Borneo has scientists very excited. Besides being a very rare breed, it also has no lungs!

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