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Five facts about reading - pretty funny!...., #famfinder

Why reading is important…

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Best Book Quotes - Famous Quotes About Reading - Good Housekeeping....#famfinder

10 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover

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18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

Information for the World's Business Leaders

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-Galileo Galilei (1564 -1642).

Cell Division explained with doughnuts. Now I want doughnuts

How donuts are made

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- Carl Sagan

I ♥ books

Sounds urgent. | 24 People Who Should Have Their Social Media Privileges Revoked

24 People Who Should Have Their Social Media Privileges Revoked

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Megalodon fossil tooth

Human brain and spinal nerves~is that me?? wooow...

Old photo of the gold coffin of Egyptian King Tutankhamun

1890s style bordello in a western ghost town Goldfield, Arizona ...this must have been a beautiful building in it's day.

Iroquois "Spirit Tree photographed near Ft Wayne, Indiana. Photo from "The Nephilim Chronicles: A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley."

In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide. A Paris pathologist ordered a plaster death mask of her face. Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie, on which thousands of students have practiced CPR. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”

American WWII poster, "Show your Muscle! More Production" - War Production Board, 1942

Instead of decomposing normally, bodies buried in the tombs beneath the cathedral in Venzone, Italy were perfectly preserved and still recognizable decades later, a fact which led the townspeople to periodically retrieve and commune with their dead loved ones. In modern times, scientists finally traced the source of this wonder to Hypha tombicina, a microscopic, parasitic fungus that rapidly dehydrates the bodies before decomposition can even begin.

64 Crayola crayons with labels stating the chemicals that will make those colors! So instead of thinking “I want green” they will think “I want Barium Nitrate Ba(NO3)2 Flame” and then when they take chemistry in high school and their teacher sets some gas on fire and it makes a green color and they ask the class what chemical it was your student will know it was Barium. My kids WILL have these.

Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Skeletons [Infographic] | MNN - Mother Nature Network

The Ankh was an ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life and immortality. The word ankh also means "mirror" in the ancient Egyptian language, as in a mirror to the soul. At the top of the ankh shown, there wings of Isis and a solar disk w/cobras. 2 Cobras, representing the goddess of Lower Egypt, are across the bar. At the bottom, King Ankhnaton.

Old Burial Point Cemetery, where the “witches” hanged during the Salem Witch Trials are buried. (Thank you queen-elizabeth-thefirst for sending in this cool factoid!)

Moby Dick

Yelena Bryksenkova.

The Fadden More Salter: A medieval book that emerged from a bog in Ireland after 1200 years. "Among the damaged pages were some that had let go of the words: kept together merely by ink, the words were floating around by themselves - like some sort of medieval Scrabble."