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This Is the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind Ever Found

The 110 million-year-old fossil of a nodosaur preserves the animal’s armor, skin, and what may have been its final meal. The 5-year-old in me, who wanted to be a paleontologist, is thrilled beyond measure. The 49-year-old me is almost as stoked.

And here’s another piece, from Gizmodo, looking at how it “still has it’s skin.

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Take Two #24: Street Magic, Part 1 | Magicana

This week’s Take Two looks at performers whose “stage” is the street—from 1502, to the 1970s, and right up to the present day.

Source: Take Two #24: Street Magic, Part 1 | Magicana

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Lithuania promotional video

Three students of mine had to do a video project. They chose me as their subject. Here’s the results.

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Rabbi Abraham Zacuto and the Astrolabe | David Magazine

15731830_1394489910585063_3400966232016091909_oMy boss, the publisher of David Magazine, has this wonderful way of working. If I happen to be traveling somewhere, he knows something about the history and sends me on an adventure to write a story for an upcoming issue. This time, I was in Portugal, so he sent me in search of Portuguese Jewish history. The result is at the link below. Enjoy!

The Age of Discovery of the Portuguese Jews

Source: Rabbi Abraham Zacuto and the Astrolabe | David Magazine

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1978/2017 Spider-Man Calendar Desktop Wallpapers – Andertoons Cartoon Blog

Mark Anderson, who is a great cartoonist and prime level geek, realizing the cyclical nature of calendars decided to scan his old superhero yearly markers for everyone to enjoy. This year, it’s the 1978 Amazing Spider-Man edition he’s gracing us with. In the past, it’s been the 20th anniversary of Marvel and DC Super Powers (and then there was the amazing superhero Valentine’s day cards). Anyway… enjoy. And when you get a chance, thank Mr. Anderson for what he’s doing!

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Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum – http://sioctopusdisaster.com

The Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum hopes to preserving the memory of those lost in this tragedy and educate the public about the truth behind the only known giant octopus ferry attack in the tri-state area.

Source: Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum – http://sioctopusdisaster.com

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xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline

Source: xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline

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What Makes a Hero and the True Measure of the Human Spirit: Walter Lippmann’s Stunning Tribute to Amelia Earhart – Brain Pickings

“The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing.…

Source: What Makes a Hero and the True Measure of the Human Spirit: Walter Lippmann’s Stunning Tribute to Amelia Earhart – Brain Pickings

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DAVID • Think: The Riot of Spring

13062137_1170115859689137_4571689121878955011_nOne of the great things about my job is I get to learn all sorts of new things. Had no idea that Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” was so controversial when it was first produced.

What? You didn’t know either? Well read my latest David article to find out what all the fuss was about!

Celebrating the 103 Year Anniversary of the Stravinsky Ballet that Caused all the Fuss

Source: DAVID • Think: The Riot of Spring

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To be or not to be?

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Click the link for Hamlet as it was meant to be…or not to be.

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