Skateboarding is finally getting the respect it deserves. What used to be considered a dangerous and reckless hobby is now being accepted as a mainstream sport. The momentum has become so positive, that there is a strong possibility of skateboarding being included as an official sport in the 2012 Olympics in London.
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Europe's tallest Christmas tree lit up the skies in Porto, Portugal, amongst a stunning fireworks display. Thousands of people came to witness the lighting of this amazing tree, which is 76 meters (about 230 feet) high and illuminated with over three million lights.
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.
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 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.
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.