The Effingham hospital fire on the night of April 4, 1949, was the second largest in United States history, with a total of 77 fatalities. The tragedy resulted in a nationwide overhaul of hospital fire safety regulations thereafter.
An oral storytelling performance can be entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
Mandalay is high among my favorite poems and, I would guess, is fairly high in any collection. My personal analysis, and defense of the poem, is given below from an open-minded point of view without the modern political, somewhat embarrassed-Colonial era, and modern gender-bashing of the composition
Blue whales inhabit every ocean of our modern world. Their future existence is in question. This article will inform you about at least 35 important facts regarding the history and current status of blue whales.
Since as early as the second century, many have likened Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the "New Eve." In this article we consider whether this is a proper comparison, since many of the traditions and dogmas arising around the Virgin Mary owe their existence to this teaching.
Tomatoes are nutritious and have an interesting history, but they often lack flavor compared to ones in the past. A new discovery and other methods should provide tastier tomatoes.
This article includes a summary and looks at the meaning in O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi", including themes, allusions and the title.
A favorite of gardeners and nature lovers, Green Man appeared in sculptures of Gothic cathedrals. Meaning, images, common names,leaf-type variations, a 47-minute video, tree faces, and a parallel to the third eye are given.
This article provides an in-depth analysis of the highly venomous Black Mamba; one of the deadliest and most aggressive snakes in the world.
Review and summary of Orlando Figes' book, "A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution."
How do you add and subtract fractions on the abacus? Mixed numbers? Complex fractions? Introduce children to fractions? Learn from this article.
This article explores the 10 most dangerous snakes in the United States and Canada. It analyzes each of the chosen snakes through an analysis of their venom toxicity, level of aggression, and overall threat to humans.
Working out the odds of an event occurring allows us to estimate the number of times that event will take place in future trials. Permutations/combinations are also an important part of the analysis.
The Mariana Trench is the deepest place in the ocean and contains some fascinating animals. NOAA has made some exciting discoveries about life in the trench.