1. Calendar of Cool: First Open-Heart Surgery

    Daniel Hale Williams

    This Wednesday, July 9, marks the 121st anniversary of the first open-heart surgery. A man with a knife in his chest was brought to Dr. Daniel Hale Williams at Provident Hospital in Chicago. Using no anesthesia, Dr. Williams removed the knife and repaired the heart of the patient, who lived for years after the procedure. […]

  2. Tech Wednesday Justin

    This week on tech Wednesday, we are going to cover a brief historical moment in technology. To play along with the summertime feel, I am going to talk about something both cool and familiar! Did you know that on June 29, 2007, Apple introduced the world to the i-Phone. Its hard to believe that was 7 […]

  3. Calendar of Cool: First National Braille Challenge

    Olivia

    Today marks the 13th anniversary of the first-ever National Braille Challenge. The National Braille Challenge is a unique academic competition created to encourage blind children to learn Braille, the written alphabet used by the blind. The competition tests students’ skills in various language arts subjects, and is open to students from the U.S. and Canada. […]

  4. Tech Wednesday

    Hello! I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. I wanted to present a brief piece highlighting  technical feats within the film industry. Technology has created many magical moments for movie goers throughout the years. But there is one movie in particular that set the bar for feature film innovation. The Star Wars […]

  5. Calendar of Cool: First Ice Cream Factory Opens

    Ice cream scientist

    On June 15, 1851, chef Jacob Fusseli opened the first ice cream factory in the world. The United States now leads the world in ice-cream production, churning out 1.6 billion gallons a year, all thanks to that humble Pennsylvania factory. In modern factories, scientists and engineers spend countless hours making sure the ice cream is […]

  6. Tech Wednesday with Justin

    Calling all thrill seekers!…..Since summer is finally here, most of you may already have your vacation planned. Your destinations may vary, but a popular place for many Americans is a trip to one of the many theme parks across the US. My home state of Florida is home to one of the premier parks in […]

  7. Fun Fact Friday: Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

    Did you know that Levar Burton recently started a Kickstarter (a crowd funding service) to re-launch an all new Reading Rainbow site, and that it raised 1 million dollars in 24 hours? It’s true! Burton, and Reading Rainbow have been covered by Fun Fact Friday before. His tireless efforts to promote reading and literacy have […]

  8. Board Games

    Hi! This is Becky, one of the newest members of the Cache and Cookies blog team. Starting next week I’ll be bringing you the Calendar of Cool, which will detail something  interesting, significant, or just plain cool from history or the modern day. This week, however, I wanted to talk about something that has existed […]

  9. Tech Wednesday with Justin

    The Arc Ever sit across from someone and think to yourself, I wonder what they’re listening to? Well I don’t know about you, but I certainly have. To set the pace for tech Wednesday I wanted to introduce you to something I think you’ll find very cool. I recently came across a truly extraordinary pair […]

  10. Mousey Monday – Mousey’s Farewell

    It is with a heavy heart that to tell our readers that this will be the last Mousey Monday. Mousey is moving on to other new endeavors and adventures. He is thankful for all of the support he has gotten from Discovery Education and our readers. Cache and Cookies will be going through some renovations. […]

  11. Mousey Monday – International Nurses Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookies readers! Today is International Nurses Day! This is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions that nurses make to our society. The International Council of Nurses has started the tradition of this day since 1965. Every year, the International Council of Nurses creates and […]