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Rembrandt Gallery

Night Watch

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is revered as Holland’s greatest and most prolific baroque artist. Rembrandt was born on July 15, 1606. He was the ninth child of a wealthy family.  His father belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church and his mother was Roman Catholic. His works have a central religious theme, which is an indication of his deep […]

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10 Facts About Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman and Robert Oppenheimer at Los Alamos

  Richard Feynman was a physicist who enjoyed explaining the complex world of the science in ordinary terms. He was known for his sense of humor and love of the arts. 1. Birth & Family Richard Feynman was born on May 11, 1918 in Manhattan New York. His mother Lucille was a stay at home […]

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10 Facts about Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas are native to China.

  1. Name The pandas name means “black and white cat-foot.” This comes from their distinctive black and white coloring. Pandas have black ears, eyes, and legs, with white heads and bodies. They are referred to as giant pandas to separate them from red pandas. Giant pandas, unlike red pandas, are bears. 2. Diet In […]

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10 Facts About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs collection by Bassem

Dinosaurs were one of the first animals to roam the Earth. We are always learning more about them. 1. When did they live? Dinosaurs first appeared in what is known as the Triassic period, 231.4 million years ago. Different species of dinosaurs lived at different times. There was some type of dinosaur alive until 66 […]

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10 Facts about Mars

Mars, as seen from the Hubble Telescope

1. Where is Mars? Mars is the fourth Planet from the Sun, after Mercury, Venus, and Earth. Mars is about 141,600,000 miles away from the Sun. The closest Mars has gotten to Earth was about 35 million miles away. However, it is usually 140 million miles away from the Earth. 2. The Red Planet Mars […]

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10 Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Entrance to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author best known for her “Little House” children’s books, was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin County, Wisconsin. She died in Mansfield, Missouri on February 10, 1957. 1.  Parents and Siblings Laura Ingalls Wilder’s parents, Charles Ingalls and Caroline Quiner were married in Concord Wisconsin on February 1, 1860. […]

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