Monday, October 10, 2016

The History of Celebrating (and Not Celebrating) Columbus Day, Otter-Inspired Wetsuits, Saving Family Heirlooms from Natural Disasters and More

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The Timeline History of Celebrating (and Not Celebrating) Columbus Day
 
The Timeline History of Celebrating (and Not Celebrating) Columbus Day
 
 
How to Save Family Heirlooms from Natural Disasters
 
How to Save Family Heirlooms from Natural Disasters
 
 
New Sanctuary for Rare and Fluffy Wildcats to Open in Siberia
 
New Sanctuary for Rare and Fluffy Wildcats to Open in Siberia
 
 
Coming Soon: Otter-Inspired Wetsuits
 
Coming Soon: Otter-Inspired Wetsuits
 
 
Why a Ghanaian University Is Getting Rid of a Statue of Gandhi
 
Why a Ghanaian University Is Getting Rid of a Statue of Gandhi
 
 
 Were the Women of Petra More Important Than Men? (3:34)
 
Were the Women of Petra More Important Than Men?
 
 
Columbus Day Is Now Indigenous People's Day in Seattle And Minneapolis
 
Columbus Day Is Now Indigenous People's Day in Seattle And Minneapolis
 
 
Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Uhura's Radical Impact
 
Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Uhura's Radical Impact
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1886, the tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut. The suave style originated in England, but it wouldn't become known as a tuxedo until the style was imported across the Atlantic, and was worn to the posh Tuxedo Park resort in New York. Read how the dapper dinner jacket became a James Bond signature look.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
"Procession of Heian period" is held in Kumano-Kodo which is known as a world heritage. This traditional event is based on "Kumano-mode" which goes back to the Heian period. Long ago, pilgrimages to the Kumano-Kodo became popular and a lot of people visited there. This pilgrimage to the "Kumano-Kodo" is called "Kumano-mode". The spectacle of their advancing on a narrow mountain trail in a row is very beautiful.
 
"The Veil" Photo by Hidetoshi Ogata
 
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