Do you know what a "worm burner" is? If the answer is yes, you might just ace this #quiz on Australian-rules football. #SportsSunday
Do you know what a worm burner is If the answer is

Australian Rules Football

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Believe it or not, Britannica's editors were children once. On #WorldBookDay, we present some of the books they loved while they were growing up.
Believe it or not Britannicas editors were children once On WorldBookDay we

Editor Picks: Our Favorite Childhood Books

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William Shakespeare died on this day in 1616. Last year, on the 400th anniversary of his death, we paid him a small tribute.
William Shakespeare died on this day in 1616 Last year on the

400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

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When 31-year-old #HenriettaLacks died of cancer in 1951, she had no idea how important she would become to the future of medical science. #HeLaMovie
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Henrietta Lacks | American medical patient

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"Some 97 percent of scientists involved in climate research agree that it is extremely likely that much of the warming observed since the early 1900s results from human activities." #EarthDay
Some 97 percent of scientists involved in climate research agree that it

Is Climate Change Real?

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Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, died on this day in 1616. Until recently, the location of his remains was in question. His literary reputation, however, was not.
Miguel de Cervantes the author of Don Quixote died on this day

Cervantes After 400 Years

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Millions around the world today are celebrating #EarthDay. The event honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of ongoing concerns such as climate change and the need for clean renewable energy sources.

Earth Day has been held annually since 1970. The first observances were instrumental in gaining support for a series of environmental legislation that passed...
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Millions around the world today are celebrating EarthDay The event honors the

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The filmmaker Stanley Kubrick created some of the most daring and memorable movies of the late 20th-century, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining. See how much you know about Kubrick's work with this short quiz.
The filmmaker Stanley Kubrick created some of the most daring and memorable

Stanley Kubrick

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Marvin Sato
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The supremely talented musician #Prince—who bridged the genres of funk, R&B, rock, and pop and created a host of indelible hits—died a year ago today. #FlashbackFriday
The supremely talented musician Princewho bridged the genres of funk RB rock

Prince Dead at 57

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday today. She has been on the throne since 1952, which makes her the longest-reigning monarch in the world today and the longest-reigning British monarch ever. #QueensBirthday
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday today She has been on

Elizabeth II | queen of United Kingdom

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From George Washington to Donald Trump, U.S. presidents have had the power to issue executive orders. Are they a useful tool for promoting presidential policies? Or merely a way to circumvent the legislative process?
From George Washington to Donald Trump US presidents have had the power

What Is an Executive Order?

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On this day in 2010 an explosion occurred on the #DeepwaterHorizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. As a result, the rig capsized and thousands of barrels of oil began to discharge into the gulf. It remains one of the largest oil spills in history.

Learn more about the event in our article: [ Britannica.com Link ]
On this day in 2010 an explosion occurred on the DeepwaterHorizon oil
As #earthday approaches, consider the history of the invasive species kudzu. This vine was imported and quickly took hold throughout the southeastern United States, where it has profoundly changed the ecology of parts of the region. Read more: [ Britannica.com Link ]
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On this day in 1995 a truck bomb nearly destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 and injuring more than 500 people. At the time, it was the worst act of terrorism in U.S. history.
On this day in 1995 a truck bomb nearly destroyed the Alfred

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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, an act of #resistance by Polish Jews under Nazi occupation, began on this day in 1943.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising an act of resistance by Polish Jews under

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising | Polish history

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These birds just might kill you. #WildlifeWednesday
These birds just might kill you WildlifeWednesday

6 of the World's Most Dangerous Birds

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The amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans is in decline, driven largely by climate change and reduced ventilation. Find out what happens when the level of ocean-dissolved oxygen decreases. [ Bit.ly Link ]
On this day in 1775, around 10:00 PM, #PaulRevere began his famed "midnight ride" to warn Boston-area residents of an imminent British attack. As a result, colonial militiamen at Lexington were ready the next morning for the historic battle that launched the American Revolution.
On this day in 1775 around 1000 PM PaulRevere began his famed

Paul Revere | United States military officer and silversmith

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Do you know which team won the first World Series? What about the length of Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak? Now that the baseball season has begun, step up to the plate and take a crack at our new quiz! ⚾
Do you know which team won the first World Series What about

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On this day in 1906, #SanFrancisco was rocked by a massive #earthquake caused by slippage along the San Andreas Fault. [ Ow.ly Link ]
On this day in 1906 SanFrancisco was rocked by a massive earthquake