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Explosions have been reported at the Boston Marathon finishline. #news #boston #nationalsecurity #usnews #domesticattack

   

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Inauguración Presidencial 2013 | The 57th Presidential Inauguration 2013 of President Barack Obama, in #Spanish | UnivisionNoticias.com | #knowledgefix #politicstv #inauguration2013 #History

   

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'The Open Country of Woman's Heart': Illustration From the 1800s | Created by D. W. Kellogg circa 1833-1842, in the tradition of these #maps of the human condition you might recall, subtitled "Exhibiting its internal communications, and the facilities and dangers to Travellers therein. #books #history #knowledgefix #justlearned

   

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Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

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Image Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus -...

Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

Image Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus -...

Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

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World AIDS Day - It is observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the #AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of #HIV infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007. Around 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007.(Wikipedia) #Health

   

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Thanksgiving Etiquette | A properly set table is the first step to an enjoyable #Thanksgiving meal. Let this #infographic help you make your holiday special.

   

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8 Thanksgiving Flowcharts - Mental Floss | What to bring? What should you bring to the Thanksgiving feast? This flowchart from Chow breaks it down by your abilities, means, and personality. This one is geared toward younger people, so whatever you bring, no one will be surprised. #Advice #Thanksgiving

   

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Did you know that in New York City, more than 26,000 people live in each square mile? Or that the island of Manhattan was purchased from Native Americans for about $24? In fact, New York City is not only the largest city in the United States, but is made up of five separate boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan. If you think you know everything about the Big Apple, think again. #nyc #travel #geography #photography

   

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Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, around 447-438 BC. This sculpture from the famous temple on the Acropolis in Athens shows a mythological battle between a human Lapith and a barbaric centaur. The Parthenon featured 92 sculptures known as metopes. They were located on all four sides of the temple. Those from the south side of the building include this one, which is part of a series featuring Lapiths in combat with centaurs. #history

   

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How Astronauts Vote From Space? | Beam me up … an absentee ballot? It turns out there’s no distance too far for absentee voting on Election Day. NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station have the option of voting from space, thanks to savvy technology and a 1997 bill passed by Texas lawmakers. #Election2012 #Politics

   

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What will the world be like when China is a global superpower? | In North America, it's become almost a cliché in science fiction to turn Japan and Korea into superpowers of the future. From William Gibson's first cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, to David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (now a movie), we are bombarded with images of a hyper-futuristic world dominated culturally and economically by these Asian countries. #Future #China

   

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Why Do We Call Carrying A Person On Our Backs Or Shoulders “Piggyback”? | Experts believe the original phrase dates back to 1565 and was “pick-pack,” meaning objects that were taken from storage and pitched onto a person’s waiting shoulders for transport. As time went on, the phrase mutated to “pick-a-pack,” and then to “pick-a-back,” which ultimately turned into “piggyback.” #History #Language

   

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Leonardo da Vinci | Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Wikipedia

   

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Anatomical studies (larynx and leg) - Leonardo da Vinci | Gallery: Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, London, UK| Completion Date: 1510 Place of Creation: Milan, Italy Style: High Renaissance #Art #History

   

Image Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read | 1.) The Bible 2.) The System of the World by Isaac Newton 3.) On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin 4.) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift 5.) The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine 6.) The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith 7.) The Art of War by Sun Tsu 8.) The Prince by Machiavelli #Books

   

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Knowledge is Believing #Knowledge

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Hurricane Sandy is close to making landfall on the eastern coast of the United States. Rain and high winds have already caused considerable damage and much of the mid-Atlantic coast has been closed down.

   

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This is a Hoax image | Get Your Sources Checked | Viral image purports to show a massive tornado forming over New York City near the Statue of Liberty on Sep. 16, 2010. #Photography #Hurricane

   

Image Get Ready for Hurricanes | A #hurricane is a...

Get Ready for Hurricanes | A #hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface. #Weather #Safety

   

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Learn How Fireworks Happen | Before you watch strangers’ #fireworks from the stoop of your front porch tonight, take a minute to learn exactly how they happen in everyone’s favorite learning format, the infographic! Created by Jeff Neumann of The Denver Post, the infographic is fairly detailed, teaching us the difference between fireworks per region, as well as how fireworks achieve difference colors and their loud booms. Now you can better appreciate all of the holiday explosions. #Howitworks

   

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Space Shuttle Launch #ILoveSpace #Science

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LIVE Third Presidential Debate - watch the presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney - #Election2012 #Debate2012 #Debate

   

Video Image What Honeybees Can Teach Us About Democracy...

What Honeybees Can Teach Us About Democracy - Hank fills us in on the democratic ways of the honeybee and makes a request for more interpretive dance in our own political systems. #democracy #nature

   

Video Image Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever - Coffee...

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever - Coffee is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant. The beans are found in coffee "cherries", which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee is slightly acidic (5.0-5.1 pH) and can have a stimulating effect.

   

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The History of Keeping Time - Karen Mensing - Where did time-telling come from? What are time zones and why are there so many of them? Get the answers to these questions and more in this journey through the history of time -- from sundials to hourglasses to modern clocks. Lesson by Karen Mensing, animation by Avi Ofer. #education

   

Image The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25...

The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years - Mental Floss | TV doesn’t get much respect. It rots your brain and grows couch potatoes. But the so-called idiot box also swings elections, rewires brains, snares criminals, and even sways the Supreme Court. The following may not be the best shows of the last 25 years—in fact, some are among the worst—but their impact reaches far beyond the living room. #tvpower

   

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