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Fun Fact Friday: The Oregon Trail

Fun Fact Friday: The Oregon Trail

Chances are, just about anyone who went to elementary school during the 80’s and 90’s has seen or played the educational video game The Oregon Trail. You may even have been at the receiving end of the game’s iconic Game Over message, “You have died of dysentery”…but did you know that the game was originally

Fun Fact Friday: Nashville

Did you know that Nashville is home to our DE Assessment team? It’s true! Here are a few more fun facts about Nashville: Downtown Nashville (©Sami99tr/Wikimedia Commons) Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville was founded on Christmas Eve 1779. The 7th and 11th presidents, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, lived in

Fun Fact Friday: Star Trek inventions that became reality

Did you know that quite a few of the technological marvels from television’s Star Trek started out as science fiction, but are now reality, or even commonplace? It’s true! Cell Phones: It’s funny when you think about it. Remember flip phones? Captain Kirk had one before they were cool! While mobile phones are now a

Fun Fact Friday: Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Did you know that Japan (and some other countries) build buildings that are nearly earthquake proof? It’s true! Japan is very prone to earthquakes, so their engineers spend a long time determining how to make structures more resiliant to the effects of plate tectonics. These buildings are designed to move with the force of an

Fun Fact Friday: Chickens

Did you know that chickens actually store away gravel inside their bodies to aid in the digestive process? Chickens (and other birds) have a special organ called a gizzard. When chickens eat, they ingest bits of gravel and stones. These stones (called gastroliths) are stored away inside the gizzard, and help to grind the harder

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