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3 (00 million meters per second)

What moves at 300 million meters per second?  That’s the speed of light! From Wynne Parry’s “Why The Speed of Light Matters” in Live Science Credit: Willem Dijkstra, Shutterstock Einstein’s theory of special relativity sets of the speed of light, 186,000 miles per second (300 million meters per second), as a cosmic speed limit. Some [...]

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Pizza Love

Anyone who has spent time in Italy knows that if you ask for pizza con peperoni, when your order comes out, there won’t be any pepperoni in sight. Rather, you’ll be served a paper-thin, intensely aromatic pizza covered with thick strips of red peppers.  This happened to me on my first trip to Florence.  Seventeen [...]

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70 (th birthday speech by Mark Twain)

In 1905, a special celebration at Delmonico’s in New York was given in honor of Mark Twain’s 70th birthday (10+2).  Twain gave a speech explaining some of his rules to successfully live to three scores and ten! “I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way: by sticking strictly to a scheme of life [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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