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The great auk is one of the many sea animals…

The great auk is one of the many sea animals that have become extinct. It used to live in the North Atlantic Ocean. It could not fly and was easy to catch. It was hunted for its fat, meat and feathers. People were also afraid of it. In 1834, a great auk was killed in Ireland because people thought...

Why is Halloween Celebrated?

Why is Halloween Celebrated?
"Trick or Treat!" shout little witches, paper-bagged goblins, rubber-masked imps and bed-sheeted ghosts as they extend a bag across for candy. It is October and it's Halloween time!Halloween is celebrated on the evening of October 31st, which is the evening before the Christian feast of All Saint's Day. Halloween's history goes back to the ancient religion of the Celtic...

When was the First Circumnavigation by Air?

A canard wing plane the 'Voyager' flown by Richard Rutan and Jeana Yeager
Ever since Colombus set sail to see if the world was flat or round, intrepid explorers have vied with each other to go around the earth. The world has been circumnavigated by sea by Marco Polo and people have walked across continents from end to end. But until 1924 no one had tried to circumnavigate the world by air...

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