Is 2018 a Leap Year: The History of the Calendar

Are there 28 days in February this year or 29? Chances are that question will be asked quite a bit when people go to write the date on Thursday. The answer, in case you’re among the perplexed many, is 28. Every four years we experience a 12-month span that has 366 days instead of the … Continued

Valentine’s Day 2018: History & Origins

Red hearts and boxes of chocolate and the radiated anger from every jilted single person amplifies enough to heat a small office building. Annually, we go through the motions of Valentine’s Day, handing out love notes to those closest to us and finding new and unique ways of showing our affections. For many, it’s a … Continued

Ancient Skeletons Possibly Reveal Origins of The Dead Sea Scrolls

Thirty-three skeletons more than 2,000 years old might have been members of an ancient Jewish sect.

Hanukkah 2017: When Does It Start & End This Year?

Hanukkah is just around the corner, so get those Menorahs out. The Jewish holiday will begin the evening of Tuesday, December 12, this year. It will end Wednesday, December 20. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, lasts for eight days. During this time, families gather in honor of the rededication of the Second … Continued

Hole Punch History: 3 Facts for Today’s Google Doodle

Today Google honors hole punch history and the 131st anniversary of the hole puncher. The hole puncher can be traced to German Friedrich Soennecken, an entrepreneur and inventor, who filed for a patent for his Papierlocher für Sammelmappen on November 14, 1886. Papierlocher für Sammelmappen translates to “paper punch for binders.” Soennecken is also the … Continued

What Could Be in the New Hidden Chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid?

Scientists are reporting a newly discovered “void” within the Khufu monument in Egypt by using a technique called muography. According to a Japanese study carried by the U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institute of Health, “Muography is an emerging technique that provides information complementary to and independent from existing techniques using an elementary … Continued

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