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First Map To Name America Accurately, Now On Display

By Meera Dolasia on December 10, 2007
First Map To Name America Accurately, Now On Display

The last remaining copy of a 500-year-old map of the world that first named America accurately is going on display at the Library of Congress, in Washington D.C., starting December 13th.

Happy Hanukkah!

By Meera Dolasia on December 6, 2007
Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah - the festival of lights, is celebrated on the 25th day of the month of Kislev, which is based on the Jewish calendar. This year, the festival began at sunset on December 4th.

More than 100 years old, This Rolls Royce Keeps Chugging

By Meera Dolasia on December 5, 2007
More than 100 years old, This Rolls Royce Keeps Chugging

The world's oldest Rolls Royce was manufactured in 1904 and is the fourth Rolls Royce off the assembly line (fourth one to be built). It is a convertible with a 10-horsepower engine and is still running!

Winter Storms Pound The Northern And Midwestern States

By Meera Dolasia on December 5, 2007
Winter Storms Pound The Northern And Midwestern States

Winter is here and it is making its presence felt quite severely in the Northern and Midwestern parts of the USA, as well as, parts of Canada.

Northern California Boy Wins World Chess Championship

By Meera Dolasia on December 3, 2007
Northern California Boy Wins World Chess Championship

Twelve-year-old Daniel Naroditsky is the winner of the World Youth Chess Championships held in Antalya, Turkey. Daniel, who lives in Foster City California, competed with 160 kids to take the gold medal in the under-12 division on Wednesday.

Brazil's Indigenous Olympics

By Meera Dolasia on December 3, 2007
Brazil's Indigenous Olympics

While the World Olympics take place every four years, Brazil's indigenous Olympic event takes place every year. This year's event was held in the Northeastern State of Pernambuco on November 30th.

Japan's Robots Slug It Out To Win Championship

By Meera Dolasia on December 3, 2007
Japan's Robots Slug It Out To Win Championship

Japan's twelfth Robo-One championship match, where two-legged robots poke at each other, throw balloons and even sing to try win the world championship, took place on Saturday, December 2nd.

It's The Season . . .

By Meera Dolasia on December 3, 2007
It's The Season . . .

It is that time of the year when we decorate our homes, trees and  . . . ourselves? Check out this fun video on what the folks over in Hong Kong are decorating.

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