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Current Events for November 18, 2014Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Video Of The Week - Brave Porcupine Fends Off Seventeen Lions!

It was the classic David vs. Goliath scenario, except in this case, the boy was represented by a seemingly helpless porcupine and Goliath, by a pride of 17 hungry lions that would have loved to add the quill-bearing rodent to their dinner menu. Fortunately, the struggle ended just like the story, with the lions scurrying away in defeat!

Video Of The Week - Are Lions Losing Their Edge?

Lions have been called the 'King of Beasts' for centuries and for good reason too - Not only are they majestic looking, but also, at the top of the food chain. Granted, it is the males that are awarded this designation, but the females are no slouches either. After all, they are the ones that do all the hunting.

Current Events for October 31, 2014Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Video Of The Week - OK Go's Latest Music Video Will Have You Twirling Umbrellas

Los Angeles-based alternative rock band OK Go first rose to fame in 2006 with the release of the music video of their song "Here it Goes Again". While the song was good, what made it special was the fact that the four musicians performed the song, whilst dancing atop fast-moving treadmills. Viewed more than 50 million times on YouTube, the video became one of the year's biggest hits and even won a Grammy.

Current Events for October 21, 2014Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:07 am

Mrs. CollinsDue Thursday October 23rdPlease read the article and watch the video. Answer the 3 questions at the bottom of the page after you have watched the video. Also answer the critical thinking question.Must be answered on white lined paper and in complete sentences. Mrs. Collins

Video Of The Week - KLM's Detective Beagle May Be A Marketing Stunt But It Sure Is Cute!

On September 23rd, 2014, Dutch airline KLM released a YouTube video that made everyone who saw it, wish they could travel on the airline, and forget a possession or two. That's because the short clip depicted a cute beagle aptly named "Sherlock" as the newest and most efficient member of the airline's lost and found service.
  • mol
    molWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! im sad hes not really a imployee
    • collins309
      Mrs. CollinsWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm
      Nice work reading the article closely.
      • collins309
        Mrs. CollinsWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm
        I know..very cute. I see that you read the article. Nice job.
      • mol
        molWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm
        The dog is so cute it is making my heart burst into flames I want a dog like that!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • emag
          emagWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:55 am
          THE DOG IS SO CUTE!!!!!!! it breaks my heart to see the dog isn't a imployee

          Current Events for October 21, 2014Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:01 am

          Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!

          With Halloween rapidly approaching, reports of paranormal sightings will start to escalate as people get into the spirit of the spooky holiday. While most are obvious hoaxes, there are a few reported by people who genuinely believe they have encountered a ghost or spirit. It is these perceptions that professional skeptic Benjamin Radford spends his time investigating and resolving, with logical explanations - so far, he has not failed!

          Current Events for October 8, 2014Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:08 am

          Mrs. CollinsPlease answer the 3 article questions and the critical thinking question in complete sentences. Write you answers on white lined paper. Due Thursday October 9th

          Naturally Ghoulish Pumpkins Alleviate The Need For Carving

          It's October, which means that millions of Americans will head to the closest pumpkin patch to select a gourd that they will then attempt to carve into a scary monster. While some artistic ones will succeed, most will end up with a cheerful jack o'-lantern. That is probably why a Southern California farmer came up with the brilliant idea of growing pumpkins that naturally resemble Frankenstein.
          • collins309
            Mrs. CollinsThursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm
            How cool are those pumpkins! I would buy one. A witch shaped one would be perfect for Halloween!

            Current Events for December 9, 2013Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm

            Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Revered Statesman And Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dies

            On Thursday, December 5th, 2013, the world suffered the loss of one of the most extraordinary and incredible humans to have ever lived on this planet - Nelson Mandela. The 95-year-old former South African President and anti-apartheid leader who died at his Johannesburg home, had been suffering from a recurring lung infection for many years.

            Current Events for December 9, 2013Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm

            Will An Amazon Drone Be Delivering Your Package Anytime Soon? You Decide!

            On Sunday, December 1st, Jeff Bezos the founder and CEO of retail giant Amazon sent shock waves across the nation with his announcement that within a few years, the company would be using aerial drones to make deliveries. Called Amazon Prime Air, it will be available to transport packages of up to five pounds within a ten miles radius of one of the company's numerous fulfillment centers.

            Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Revered Statesman And Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dies

            On Thursday, December 5th, 2013, the world suffered the loss of one of the most extraordinary and incredible humans to have ever lived on this planet - Nelson Mandela. The 95-year-old former South African President and anti-apartheid leader who died at his Johannesburg home, had been suffering from a recurring lung infection for many years.
            • alanad
              alanadWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:23 am
              this is amazing!

              Current Events for December 9, 2013Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

              Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Revered Statesman And Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dies

              On Thursday, December 5th, 2013, the world suffered the loss of one of the most extraordinary and incredible humans to have ever lived on this planet - Nelson Mandela. The 95-year-old former South African President and anti-apartheid leader who died at his Johannesburg home, had been suffering from a recurring lung infection for many years.

              MIT Researchers Reveal The World's Toughest Tongue Twister!

              According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the toughest tongue twister is 'The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick'. However, if researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are to be believed, there may be a new contender for that coveted spot.

              Will An Amazon Drone Be Delivering Your Package Anytime Soon? You Decide!

              On Sunday, December 1st, Jeff Bezos the founder and CEO of retail giant Amazon sent shock waves across the nation with his announcement that within a few years, the company would be using aerial drones to make deliveries. Called Amazon Prime Air, it will be available to transport packages of up to five pounds within a ten miles radius of one of the company's numerous fulfillment centers.

              Video Of The Week - Chinese Workers Carry Thousands Of Alligators To Winter Home

              Like many animals, China's Yangtze alligators like to spend winters hibernating inside dark holes that they dig on the sides of the lakes they reside in. That however is not an option for the 8,000 residents of the nature reserve in Xuancheng City in the Southeast Province of Anhui, because their manmade lakes are built using cement.
              • alanad
                alanadWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:27 am
                super I would be scared to pick them up
                • alanad
                  alanadWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:24 am
                  cool

                  Current Events for December 9, 2013Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm

                  Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Revered Statesman And Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dies

                  On Thursday, December 5th, 2013, the world suffered the loss of one of the most extraordinary and incredible humans to have ever lived on this planet - Nelson Mandela. The 95-year-old former South African President and anti-apartheid leader who died at his Johannesburg home, had been suffering from a recurring lung infection for many years.

                  Not A 'Math Person?'- Don't Tell These Researchers!

                  Not being a 'math person' is something that is not only asserted pretty frequently, but also, accepted very readily. According to a 2010 survey conducted by Change the Equation three out of ten Americans believe that they are 'bad' at math, while over half of 18-34 year-old's seem to have convinced themselves that they just can't tackle numbers.

                  Will An Amazon Drone Be Delivering Your Package Anytime Soon? You Decide!

                  On Sunday, December 1st, Jeff Bezos the founder and CEO of retail giant Amazon sent shock waves across the nation with his announcement that within a few years, the company would be using aerial drones to make deliveries. Called Amazon Prime Air, it will be available to transport packages of up to five pounds within a ten miles radius of one of the company's numerous fulfillment centers.

                  Video Of The Week - Chinese Workers Carry Thousands Of Alligators To Winter Home

                  Like many animals, China's Yangtze alligators like to spend winters hibernating inside dark holes that they dig on the sides of the lakes they reside in. That however is not an option for the 8,000 residents of the nature reserve in Xuancheng City in the Southeast Province of Anhui, because their manmade lakes are built using cement.

                  MIT Researchers Reveal The World's Toughest Tongue Twister!

                  According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the toughest tongue twister is 'The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick'. However, if researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are to be believed, there may be a new contender for that coveted spot.
                  • alanad
                    alanadWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:31 am
                    I do believe that math skills can be improved with hard work because the more you try the better you get
                    • alanad
                      alanadWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:20 am
                      my favorite tongue twister is how much wood can a woodchuck, chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood!!!!!

                      Current Events for November 18, 2013Monday, November 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

                      Mrs. CollinsPlease read the article about the one word that can be understood almost universally.

                      Researchers Reveal The One Word That Can Be Understood Almost Universally

                      What is the one word that you can speak in almost any country in the world and be understood? If your response to that is 'Huh?' - You are absolutely right! This three letter word that we often use to express our confusion or unclearness is apparently used in almost the same form, all the way from Ghana to Laos and even Iceland!

                      Japanese Scientists Uncover Cool Optical Illusion

                      Focusing on the red cross, look carefully at this picture. What do you see? White dots wriggling around in different directions and colliding? What if we tell you that the dots are not wriggling around, but are actually moving in a straight trajectory and even worse, they never meet each other at all!
                      • alanad
                        alanadTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm
                        I think the background has something to do with the illusion because it tells you to look at the background and what do you see and so and so its amazing cool wonderful and glorious
                        • collins309
                          Mrs. CollinsTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm
                          It is glorious.....thumbs up for you!
                        • juaresd
                          juaresdTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm
                          Yes because a different color could alter the Illusion

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