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Indian law says there should be a polling place within 2 km (1.25) of each citizen, so authorities have to set up a polling station in a lion infested forest for ONE MAN

One man, one vote in Indian forest India has 828,804 polling stations in the current general election, but one of them is unique. It has just one voter. The BBC’s Soutik Biswas travels into the forest to meet him. In a desolate, seemingly endless, lion-infested forest in India, a single man waits to exercise his …

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The last time a living Democratic president transferred the presidency to another Democrat was on March 4, 1857.

List of Presidents of the United States For the 1999 C-SPAN series, see American Presidents: Life Portraits. For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). The President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States, indirectly elected to a four-year term by the people …

The last time a living Democratic president transferred the presidency to another Democrat was on March 4, 1857. Read More »

LA libraries started “The Great Read Away” program that allows kids to read books to clear their late fees. In the first six months of the program over 3,500 previously “locked accounts” had been cleared, and now 80% of parents are more likely to let their kids go to the library.

But local libraries are providing a way out for such book lovers, and creating new lures for other children, who haven’t caught the reading bug, by doing away with late fees, automatically signing up students for library cards through their schools and allowing them to “read away” their fines and fees. So on Thursday, Leilany …

LA libraries started “The Great Read Away” program that allows kids to read books to clear their late fees. In the first six months of the program over 3,500 previously “locked accounts” had been cleared, and now 80% of parents are more likely to let their kids go to the library. Read More »

In 1887 a group of men added Susanna M. Salter to the mayoral ballot of Argonia, Kansas, as a prank to discourage women from running for office. She then won by a 2/3 majority and became America’s first female mayor.

She served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, becoming the first woman elected as mayor and one of the first women elected to any political office in the United States.[1] Lewis and Susanna Salter had a total of nine children, one of whom was born during her tenure as mayor and died in infancy. Susanna Salter …

In 1887 a group of men added Susanna M. Salter to the mayoral ballot of Argonia, Kansas, as a prank to discourage women from running for office. She then won by a 2/3 majority and became America’s first female mayor. Read More »

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere.

Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本 茂 Hepburn: Miyamoto Shigeru, pronounced [mijamoto ɕiɡeɾɯ]; born November 16, 1952)[4] is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors. He is best known as the creator of some of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling video games …

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere. Read More »