A Short History of the Rainbow Pride Flag

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Every June, houses, businesses and government buildings across the United States and across the world display brightly colored rainbow flags that honor the struggle and history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. But have you ever wondered who designed that flag? Thought about where it came from? Pondered how long it has been around?… Continue reading A Short History of the Rainbow Pride Flag

Gabby Giffords Was Nearly Assassinated; How Is She Doing Today?

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On January 8, 2011, the young, popular female Representative from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District walked forward in front of a grocery store to engage in an informal meeting with her constituents. Almost immediately after she began talking to local voters, a man ran up to the crowd and began firing a 9-millimeter pistol at the… Continue reading Gabby Giffords Was Nearly Assassinated; How Is She Doing Today?

Major Art Heists of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s

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Edavrd Munch’s The Scream. Priceless Mayan art. Works of Rembrandt, Renoir, Degas, and Manet. All have been lost to major art theft. Art heists aren’t just fodder for popular movies like Ocean’s Twelve. They really happen, and great art is sometimes lost for good. In the last three decades, the public has lost access to some of the… Continue reading Major Art Heists of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s

How the World’s Most Trusted Company Came to Be

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Google Search, also known as Google Web Search or simply Google, is the web search engine developed by Google LLC. Google Search is the most used search engine on the web across all platforms, with a whopping 92.74% market share as of October 2018. Google alone handles more than 3.5 billion searches per day and… Continue reading How the World’s Most Trusted Company Came to Be

A Look Back at Opportunity: The Little Rover That Could

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You probably heard the news that the Opportunity Rover (nicknamed “Oppy” by NASA) was finally pronounced dead and its mission over in February of 2019. The little Mars rover was originally designed to last for a 90-day mission, but she held on, working and sending back invaluable data for 14 years and 300 days. Here’s… Continue reading A Look Back at Opportunity: The Little Rover That Could

The Real-Life Love Stories That Inspired The Titanic Movie

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James Cameron’s epic 1997 movie was a true cultural phenomenon. Full of gorgeous costumes, love, action, and adventure, the film has made more than 2 billion dollars in worldwide box offices worldwide. Perhaps part of what makes Cameron’s film so popular and appealing is the fact that it is “based on a true story”, and… Continue reading The Real-Life Love Stories That Inspired The Titanic Movie

How A Young Cuban Refugee May Have Cost Al Gore The Presidency

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In 1999, a desperate mother took to sea in her bid to flee Cuba with her little boy. Like so many refugees before her, she didn’t have access to a good boat or a safe way to cross the Florida Straits. Sadly, she didn’t make it, drowning on the way. Her son, Elian, however, was… Continue reading How A Young Cuban Refugee May Have Cost Al Gore The Presidency

East Coast vs. West Coast: The Real Story Behind The Biggest Beef in Hip Hop

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the hottest feud in hip-hop, which spanned several years in the 90s. The beef divided the hip-hop community between East Coast and West Coast artists and their entourages, but the key players were Notorious B.I.G. (affiliated with Bad Boy Records/West Coast) and Tupac Shakur… Continue reading East Coast vs. West Coast: The Real Story Behind The Biggest Beef in Hip Hop

90’s Slang That Doesn’t Age Well

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If you’re a child of the 90’s then you know it was an era of a new language. It was a time where slang took on a life of its own, and new words and phrases were springing up every day. While some of the terms are still used today, there are definitely a few… Continue reading 90’s Slang That Doesn’t Age Well