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If you are accustomed to the metric system, imperial units can be perplexing. There is logic in the fact that there are 1,000 meters in a kilometer or ten centimeters in a meter. How are you supposed to remember that there are 5,280 feet in a mile, and why are there 12 inches in a…Keep reading
The Hugo N. Frye Sesquicentennial Committee of Cornell University planned an event to honor New York’s often-overlooked political activist and founder of the New York Republican Party. The event was scheduled for May 26, 1930, and the organizers sent invitations to politicians throughout the country. Since Frye was, admittedly, a lesser-known historical figure, the invitations…Keep reading
In 1977, readers of Great Britain’s newspaper Guardian were treated to an in-depth look at the tropical paradise of the island nation of San Serriffe. The newspaper devoted a 7-page supplement in honor of San Serriffe’s 10 years of independence. For most of the readers, this was their first exposure to the tiny country in…Keep reading