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Teaching Kids About Genocide

Teaching Kids About Genocide | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Michigan law now requires public schoolchildren learn about the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide.
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ALL students should be so educated

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How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s?

How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Maps Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States put travel in the 1800s into perspective. Take a look, your commute might not seem so bad.
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HOLY SMOKES - travel times measured in weeks!

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10 Places You Should Never Take a Selfie - SmarterTravel

10 Places You Should Never Take a Selfie - SmarterTravel | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
There are a few places where you shouldn't take a selfie no matter what.
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then again - nature has a way of weeding out the weak.....

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An Introvert's Brain vs. An Extrovert's Brain

An Introvert's Brain vs. An Extrovert's Brain | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Research explains the differences between extroverts and introverts.
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which one do you identify with?

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A new way of looking at death: 'Memento Mori' from around the world

A new way of looking at death: 'Memento Mori' from around the world | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In his new book, Paul Koudounaris explores the cultural significance of mummies, skeletons and skulls.
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A never ending subject and always nearby.

 

Do you fear death? 

 

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A 10-year-old hacked Instagram so Facebook gave him $10,000

A 10-year-old hacked Instagram so Facebook gave him $10,000 | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old found a flaw in Instagram that allowed him to delete anyone's text he wanted, and Facebook rewarded him for finding it.
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watch out for those little guys :-)

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US govt quietly tweaks rules to let cops, Feds hack computers anywhere, anytime - StumbleUpon

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America is dying..... and you did it

 

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Everything you know about hand washing is probably wrong

Everything you know about hand washing is probably wrong | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
You're probably not washing your hands the right way, a new study shows. And if you use hand dryers, you're spreading germs everywhere.
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who knew?

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45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare | BBC America

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare | BBC America | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. This is partly because there are no records of his birth—although he was baptized on April 26—and partly because he died on April 23 (and April 23 is St. George’s day, patron saint of England), so there is a pleasing, almost poetic symmetry about the way the dates line up.

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Happy Birthday - sort of.....

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This Magic Trick Will Leave You Stunned!

This Magic Trick Will Leave You Stunned! | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
We've no idea how he does it, but 31-year-old Jamie Raven has everyone mesmerised with his clever conjuring act. After presenting the Judges with special BGT
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are you a believer?

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Target says customers may use whichever bathroom they choose

Target says customers may use whichever bathroom they choose | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The retail giant said that people may use whatever bathroom aligns with their gender identity, in a win for LGBT rights.
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use whatever bathroom you want?  teh why not just have one bathroom and everybody goes in there - save the debates....   

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Here's The Real Story Of Why We Celebrate 4/20

Here's The Real Story Of Why We Celebrate 4/20 | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
How did 420 spread from a circle of California stoners across the globe?
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It starts with the Dead.

 

OK - so it is legal in someplaces now - we need to know more about the lingo? 

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Bagel Rat is officially the most New York rodent in the world

Bagel Rat is officially the most New York rodent in the world | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Pizza Rat has a new challenger to the NYC food-loving rodent throne. Introducing Bagel Rat.
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smart rats...  wonder if the bagel is plain or with cream cheese or.....   cute lil critters....

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50 Secrets Surgeons Won’t Tell You

50 Secrets Surgeons Won’t Tell You | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair than the doctors who cut our bodies. Here, insider tips to become a smarter, healthier patient.
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interesting, albeit timely perhaps for those in need.....

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15 obsolete words we should still be using

15 obsolete words we should still be using | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Over time, some words fall into disuse, but that doesn't mean they aren't valuable.
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most I never heard of - two not sure I would use - but, OK - if you want to.....

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Math test question intended for 7-year-olds stumps parents

Math test question intended for 7-year-olds stumps parents | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The question was intended for children 6 to 7 years old.
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this is a challenge?   (to what generation?)

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How much do you know about rain?

How much do you know about rain? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
From spring showers to summer thunderstorms, rain can fall any time of year. But how does it work?
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good question

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Why Can People Live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Now, But Not Chernobyl?

Why Can People Live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Now, But Not Chernobyl? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Olivia asks: Why is it that Chernobyl is still toxic, but there are millions of people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki without dying? On August 6 and 9, 1945, U.S. airmen dropped the nuclear bombs Little Boy and Fat Man on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On April 26, 1986, the number four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear [...]
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TO BE CLEAR - I AM NOT ADVOCATING THE USE OF NULCLEAR WEAPONS - (nor criticizing their use in 1945)....    but a friend recently asked me why people are living in cities we were told would be uninhabitable for thousands of years (whatever the number). So a little research on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - vs Chernobyl - in your opinion, does this information  make the nukes more palatable?

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What Do Americans Believe Will Help Them Get Ahead?

What Do Americans Believe Will Help Them Get Ahead? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Despite there not being very many well-paid jobs available, many people think they’d be doing better if they had more training.
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but are they right?

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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is posed to become a fundamental technology, and outfits like Magic Leap have an opportunity to become some of the largest companies ever.
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VR  -  keep an eye on it - it is about to happen

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Trans bathroom activists aren't just shouting, they're waging viral war

Trans bathroom activists aren't just shouting, they're waging viral war | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

Trans bathroom activists aren't just shouting, they're waging viral war




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what next?  maybe the answer is a 3rd bathroom (you know, the idea of "your" rights not trampling on the rights of others)!!!

 

So we would have his, hers and "whatever" - sorry Target - you maybe just have to call a plumber and give up a little more space - but, oh well.... until the next thing I can't even think of comes along....

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Feast your eyes on the Queen's kaleidoscopic wardrobe

Feast your eyes on the Queen's kaleidoscopic wardrobe | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II at 90 with a look back at her signature style.
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stunning presentation - first class monarch

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The Loophole That Could Cost Donald Trump the Nomination

The Loophole That Could Cost Donald Trump the Nomination | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania’s unusual delegate system makes it a wild card in the primary process.
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FORGET POLITICS FOR A MOMENT - regardless which Party or which Candidate - this just seems un-American....   54 people DECIDING?????    

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Parents asked to help their 4-year-olds choose their gender

Parents asked to help their 4-year-olds choose their gender | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
“Please support your child to choose the gender they most identify with."
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help your 4 year old choose gender? they're kidding - right?

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New Research: Understanding the Dreams of the Dying

New Research: Understanding the Dreams of the Dying | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A doctor reflects in a TEDx Talk about how he came to understand more about what the dreams and visions of the dying mean.
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exploring this one may be frightening to some - the subject of death usualy is - but highly recommended if you are dealing with someone or a circumstance of your own... the presentation is 17 minutes.... really worth it

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