In 1998, Alex Trebek donated of 74 acres of open land (worth $2m at the time) in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for the purpose of conservation and as a wildlife corridor

Alex Trebek Trebek at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, in 2007 Trebek was a longtime philanthropist and activist. He was active with multiple charities, including World Vision Canada and United Service Organizations. For World Vision, Trebek travelled to many developing countries with World Vision projects, taping reports on the group’s efforts on behalf of children …

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Meet Diana Trujillo – who despite being a 17 year old immigrant arriving to America with no English skills and only $300 dollars in her pocket – was able to work her way from housekeeper to becoming an aerospace engineer at NASA who helped create the robotic arm for Mars rover Perseverance.

From teen immigrant to NASA engineer: How Diana Trujillo is leaving her mark on Mars TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — As a teen immigrant from Colombia, Diana Trujillo cleaned homes to pay her engineering education at the University of Florida. Now, she’s leaving her mark on Mars. It’s a story where the saying “reach for the …

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For the 2015 Chinese film “Wolf Totem”, 35 Mongolian wolves were trained in China for over 4 years by a Scottish trainer, who trained them to sit, snarl, and fight on cue. After filming, the wolves were ultimately relocated to Canada, since they only understood commands in English

Wolf Totem (film) Mongolian wolves (Canis lupus chanco) used in the film In the novel and the film, Chen Zen is sent to work on the steppes of Inner Mongolia (a region of China) during the Cultural Revolution, and a government official orders all wolves in the region to be killed. The filmmakers used real …

For the 2015 Chinese film “Wolf Totem”, 35 Mongolian wolves were trained in China for over 4 years by a Scottish trainer, who trained them to sit, snarl, and fight on cue. After filming, the wolves were ultimately relocated to Canada, since they only understood commands in English Read More »

Cheese is the most stolen food in the world. 4% of global cheese supply is stolen every year

Cheese Is Most Stolen Food In The World A report by the UK’s Center for Retail Research found that cheese is the most stolen food in the world. It turns out that about 4 percent of cheese goes missing from stores. The researchers say the cheese disappears most frequently because of thieves looking to cash …

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During the second Vatican Council, a Cardinal from Belgium shouted “Why are we even discussing the future of the Church when half the Church is not even here?” Referring to the lack of women religious on the Council. 23 women were then appointed as auditors

Second Vatican Council Part of a series on Ecumenical councils of the Catholic Church Renaissance depiction of the Council of Trent Antiquity (c. 50 – 451) Jerusalem Nicaea I Constantinople I Ephesus Chalcedon Rome Early Middle Ages (553–870) Constantinople II Constantinople III Nicaea II Constantinople IV High and Late Middle Ages (1122–1517) Lateran I Lateran …

During the second Vatican Council, a Cardinal from Belgium shouted “Why are we even discussing the future of the Church when half the Church is not even here?” Referring to the lack of women religious on the Council. 23 women were then appointed as auditors Read More »

A lab study found honeybee venom (which has the compound “melittin”) destroyed 2 types of hard to treat breast cancer cells. Melittin on its own reduced cancer cell growth & can be produced synthetically. One venom concentration killed cancer cells within 1 hour with minimal harm to other cells.

Honeybee venom ‘kills some breast cancer cells’ Getty Images Australian scientists say the venom from honeybees has been found to destroy aggressive breast cancer cells in a lab setting. The venom – and a compound in it called melittin – were used against two cancer types which are hard to treat: triple-negative and HER2-enriched. The …

A lab study found honeybee venom (which has the compound “melittin”) destroyed 2 types of hard to treat breast cancer cells. Melittin on its own reduced cancer cell growth & can be produced synthetically. One venom concentration killed cancer cells within 1 hour with minimal harm to other cells. Read More »

65% of Staten Island voted to secede from the rest of New York City in 1993, only to have their efforts blocked by the State Assembly

Partition and secession in New York The “Greater City” exists as a result of actions of the New York State Legislature, and, as such, could be reduced in size by the same mechanism. A non-binding referendum in the borough of Staten Island was held in 1993 to consider whether it should be allowed to secede …

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Kevin Smith’s Dogma is unavailable to stream or purchase digitally and is out of print on home media.

Dogma (film) This article is about the 1999 film. For the avant-garde filmmaking movement, see Dogme 95. Dogma is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, George Carlin, Linda Fiorentino, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Salma Hayek, Bud Cort, Alan Rickman, …

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Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were friends at one point, however Doyle refused to accept Houdini performed using trickery and believed he had supernatural powers. Their friendship ended after Houdini exposed séance mediums who claimed to have powers to talk to the dead.

Arthur Conan Doyle “Conan Doyle” redirects here. For the rugby player, see Conan Doyle (rugby union). Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and …

Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were friends at one point, however Doyle refused to accept Houdini performed using trickery and believed he had supernatural powers. Their friendship ended after Houdini exposed séance mediums who claimed to have powers to talk to the dead. Read More »