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LeVar Burton on the set of Star Trek: TNG

Fun Fact Friday: Year-End Roundup!

Fun Fact Friday: Year-End Roundup!

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the highlights of the past year of Fun Fact Friday!   Fun Fact Friday: Reading Rainbow Join LeVar Burton as he takes us behind the scenes to show what goes into making an episode of Star Trek: The Next

Fun Fact Friday: DEN VirtCon

Did you know that the DEN VirtCon is coming up soon? The Discovery Educator Network Fall VirtCon will be taking place on October 19th from 9am to 4pm ET. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual flagship community events, and typically has more than 2500 educators from all around the world attend! This is a

Fun Fact Friday: Nikola Tesla

Did you know that Nikola Tesla, inventor of the Tesla Coil, also invented the AC (alternating current) system that is still used to power our homes even today? It’s true! Considered eccentric by many, Tesla was a brilliant inventor, and was briefly employed by Thomas Edison as an electrical engineer. Tesla and Edison went their

Fun Fact Friday: Japan

Did you know that Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts about Japan: Train stations have employees whose job is to push crowds of people into the train so the doors will close. It’s common knowledge that in Japan it’s customary to remove