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Auschwitz tatoo
Prisoner A-12962

This is not an archival photo. This is not a doctored photo.
This photo has not even been run through any filters.
I took this photo a few days ago.
The “A” means she was in Auschwitz.
(There was also a “B” series.)
This woman smiles at me everyday and says, “I love you!”
I don’t really know how she does it. I tell her that I love
her too, and I mean it.
Soon, they’ll all be gone. Auschwitz will just be the stuff
of history books. But right now, I can still touch it.
Let that sink in for a minute.
And then, remember it forever.
Never again. - Noah Budin


"This isn’t a painting. It is the most detailed image of a
human cell to date, obtained by radiography, nuclear magnetic
resonance and cryoelectron microscopy."

Going in Living Things


That's lightning - an electrical discharge.
"Thunder" is the loud noise caused by the
effects of lightning.
Going in Weather


Oldest woven basket in the world found in Israel,
dates back 10,500 years

"The basket was found empty and closed with a lid.
Only a small amount of soil was retrieved in it and
the researchers hope it will help identify what the
vessel contained." Read the Jerusalem Post article
by clicking on the link or on the photo.
Going in Ancient History


A Simpler Time
Until 1920, children could be mailed through the US Postal
Service! They had to be under 50 pounds, and stamps
were affixed to their clothes. It was cheaper for many
people to ship children than to put them on a train, and
the children rode on a train (in the mail car) anyway---
being watched and fed by mail clerks. The record distance?
Over 700 miles from Florida to Virginia for a mere 15 cents
in stamps. It really was "A Simpler Time"'.
(courtesy of the Wall St. Journal)
Going in History


Meet Jonathan, The 187-Year-Old Tortoise
Photographed In 1886 And Today

Going in Animals


Going in Teachers and Parents



Side by side image of an alligator and a crocodile. Alligators
have short fat snouts and crocodiles have long slender snouts.
Posted by The Reptile Zoo Going in Animals


This is a type M777 155mm towed howitzer.
Its name is Britney.
It can easily hit targets 18 - 25 miles away depending
on the type of round being fired.
The crew feeds 46-48Kg (103-106 pound) shells to Britney.
Then they aim, fire, and reload Britney.
Women can do anything they set their minds to.

Going in Technology and Women's History


Whale Lice

"Have you ever wondered what that white crusty stuff
on a Humpback Whale is? Well, it's thousands of these
guys. Sometimes called whale lice however they are not
actual lice but crustaceans in the family Cyamidae!"
- Zak Davidson
Teeny amphipods, distant relatives of roly-polys.
Going in Animals


Images of what appears to be a hovering ship have been captured
as the result of a rare optical illusion off the coast of England.
David Morris took a photo of the ship near Falmouth, Cornwall.

BBC meteorologist David Braine said the "superior mirage" occurred
because of "special atmospheric conditions that bend light".
Read the whole story here. Going in Earth Science


The Roman Empire from Quora
"The History of the Roman Empire from Rise to Fall"
This is a long list of curated, good questions sent
in by curious people. These are answered by
experts in the topics. The same format that Quora
uses for all their subjects. A good place to get
(sometimes obscure) questions answered.

Going in Ancient History


The Greater Prairie Chicken Dance of Love

Short video of this grouse relative dancing for the hens.
Going in Animal Cams


Like No One Is Watching:
The Dance of the Lesser Prairie Chicken

3:26 video shows the dance-off, the ladies, and
fights between males

Going in Animal Cams

Sharp Tailed Grouse Mating Dance
"This is a video of the sharp tailed grouse,
their mating ritual and dance."

Going in Animal Cams


Going in Women's History

The Richest Black Girl in America
"When an 11-year-old Black girl in Jim Crow America discovers
a seemingly worthless plot of land she has inherited is worth
millions, everything in her life changes — and the walls begin
to close in. The untold story brought to life from thousands
of pages of archival documents."

“I’m Sarah Rector.”
Amazing story. She outsmarted the
rich men who wanted to take her
family's newfound riches and she
became a millionaire. She invested
well instead of spending it all on
bling. Well written article by a
woman black History Professor.
Going in Black History/Civil Rights
and Women's History


Do kangaroos have belly buttons?

Going in Animals


Radio Garden

Going in Geography and Technology


Quote from Scaly-foot snail:

"This is a very large (this kind of snail) compared to (its relatives),
which are usually below 15 millimetres (3/5 in) in shell length.[2]
The width of the shell is 9.80–40.02 mm (0.39–1.58 in);[2]
the maximum width of the shell reaches 45.5 millimetres (1.79 in).
[2] The average width of the shell of adult snails is 32 mm.[2]"

1 - It's a giant compared to its kin.
2 - It uses iron compounds in its shell and foot
3 - It does not eat. It gets energy from special bacteria that
live in its body.
Going in Animals



Problem Solving Activity: Volcanoes and Climate Change

Going in Earth Science, Volcanoes, and Weather


How Covid-19 vaccines work.

A BIG infographic (33% sized above) that
explains in detail how viral vector vaccines work.

The Royal Society of Chemistry has an animated
that also explains it.
Going in Health


World's "Earliest-Known Temple" Built
11,500 Years Ago
With Geometry in Mind
11,500 years old. Before agriculture. Before farming, gardening, before
domestic farm animals, before metal tools. They laid it out using math!
Going in Ancient History and Archaeology


Who Invented the Alphabet?
Smithsonian article. Travel back in space
and time to the Sinai in 4,000 BC!
"Centuries before Moses wandered in the
'great and terrible wilderness' of the Sinai
Peninsula, this triangle of desert wedged between
Africa and Asia attracted speculators, drawn by rich
mineral deposits hidden in the rocks.
And it was on one of these expeditions, around 4,000
years ago, that some mysterious person or group took
a bold step that, in retrospect, was truly revolutionary.
Scratched on the wall of a mine is the very first attempt
at something we use every day: the alphabet."
Another site argues that Egyptian scribes invented
this writing to communicate with the miners from
Canaan who came to the turquoise mines, and it has
examples of the alphabets.

Going in Ancient History and Archaeology


Nicobar Pigeon
Closest Living Relative of the Dodo Bird
Dazzles with Vibrant Iridescent Plumage

Also, it is the closest living relative of the Dodo's closest
relative, the Rodrigues solitaire, which is also an
extinct flightless bird.
Nicobar Pigeons can fly. They are spead across many
small islands "from the Indian Nicobar Islands eastward
to places like Thailand and Papua New Guinea."
Click on this photo to see 12 more stunning photos of
this beautiful bird! Going in Animals


Beachy Head cliffs in Eastbourne, UK
The UK's highest chalk sea cliff. From FB group
Geology of the World and the Environment

"The chalk was formed in the Late Cretaceous epoch,
between 66 and 100 million years ago, when the area was
under the sea." Chalk is formed from seashells. Think
about how many shells it took to form these cliffs, over
34 million years!

Explore the cliffs by drone
Going in Earth Science


Sumeria Mesopotamia group on FB:
Iku-Shamagan, King of Mari, praying. Votive statuette
(2650 BCE) Early dynastic period II, from the temple of
Ishtar, Mari, Syria. Height 114 cm

About 4,670 years ago, he was the King of Mari,
an important trading and manufacturing center in
northern Syria. Mari was settled around 5,000 years
ago and it lasted 1,200 years.
Going in Ancient History and Archaeology


Funbrain Coral Reef

Tinybop Coral Reef Handbook (pdf)
Going in Biomes and Living Things


How Many Moons? from NASA Space Place
Inspired by the Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn.
in December 2020. All those little dots were moons!

Jupiter and Saturn have 161 moons between them!

How Many Moons Does Each Planet Have?

Mercury - 0
Venus - 0
Earth - 1
Mars - 2
Jupiter - 79 (53 confirmed, 26 provisional)
Saturn - 62 (53 confirmed, 9 provisional)
Uranus - 27
Neptune - 14
A kid-friendly site with lots of illustrations.
Going in Astronomy


Hi, kids! I'm Dakota! I am the newest Brittany here at
Good Sites for Kids! I'm a retired hunter and a mama.
My fur-sister Lily and I are American Bittanies and are
both South Dakota natives. When we're not helping out
on the site, we patrol the outdoors, chase rabbits and
squirrels, woof at kids at the schoolyard, rack out on
the beds, ask for treats, and hang out with our peeps!



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