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This Sunday night, the full moon will pass through the shadow of the earth, creating a full lunar eclipse. This is your last chance to witness this astrological event before the year 2032.  A number of student organizations will gather near the lake to watch.

Many state capitals are among the largest cities in each state, but the Vermont capital of Montpelier is in fact quite the opposite. With a population of 7,855 in 2010, it is the smallest state capital in the United States.

U.S. Census Bureau

Hermione Granger turned 36 last Saturday. The fictional Muggle-born heroine was born Sept. 19, 1979, according to J.K. Rowling. She turned 36 only two months after the boy who lived, who celebrated his birthday on July 31.


Alhough everyone knows Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, most people don’t know that texting was pioneered by the late Matti Makkonen, a Finnish scientist who worked in league with Nokia.


A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first-ever passengers in a hot air balloon.


If you found yourself being charged by a large number of zebras, you would be entirely correct to scream, “Watch out for that zeal of zebras!”


Sea cucumbers are actually part of the animal phylum Echinodermata.

National Wildlife Foundation