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Wreckage of Last Known Slave Ship in U.S. May Have Been Found
Offbeat  (tags: wreckage, slave ship. U.S. Mobile, alabama, captive africans, United States, interesting, news, humans, world )

Lone
- 537 days ago - nytimes.com
The remains of a ship in a muddy bank north of Mobile, Ala., this month. Some experts think it could be the Clotilda, the last slave ship documented to have delivered captive Africans to the United States.
After Wet Summer, 'Savour the Joy' of Increased Numbers of Monarch Butterflies in Toronto
Offbeat  (tags: wet summer, Monarch Butterflies, canada, United States, animals, environment )

Lone
- 659 days ago - cbc.ca
Monarch butterfly watchers in Canada and in the United States say it's been a good year for the iconic orange-and-black pollinators, who leave for winter habitats in Mexico from Canada and the U.S. in September,
Dolly Partons Imagination Library
Offbeat  (tags: Dolly Parton, Imagination Library, United States, Canada, UK, books, free books )

Sheryl
- 803 days ago - imaginationlibrary.com
Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Partons Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 80,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the UK.
Synchronous Fireflies Create a Beautiful Symphony of Light
Offbeat  (tags: Fireflies, United States, Synchronous )

Derek
- 1182 days ago - blog.therainforestsite.com
Did you know that some fireflies are able to are able to synchronize their light patterns with each other? Synchronous fireflies are the only species in the United States that are able to do so, and they use it as part of their mating ritual.
Hate Map
Offbeat  (tags: Hate Map, Southern Poverty Law Center, United States, hate groups )

Sheryl
- 1412 days ago - splcenter.org
Hate group activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing. Websites appearing to be merely the work of a single individual, rather than the publication of a group, are not included in this list.
US And NATO Formally End War In Afghanistan
Offbeat  (tags: United States, NATO, Afghanistan )


- 1659 days ago - news.sky.com
The United States and NATO have formally ended the 13-year war in Afghanistan with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul. It marked the completion of the US-led International Security Assistance Force's combat mission
The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State
Offbeat  (tags: United States, literature, evocative, books )

Evelyn
- 1731 days ago - bkmag.com
There are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality--one winds up informing the other.
Fire Taco John's Manager for Forcing Employee to Wear Offensive Name-Tag in Front of the Customers!
Offbeat  (tags: culture, humans, society, lgbt, LGBT rights, humanrights, americans, america, United States )

Adrian
- 1844 days ago - yousign.org
A teen in South Dakota was forced by his boss to wear a homophobic name tag in front of the clients. The manager pulled him into the office and gave him the name tag with the offensive slur on it while laughing.
Why, How Burning Man Has Surpassed Cult Status
Offbeat  (tags: : art, Black Rock Desert, Burning Man, Labor Day, Nevada, self-expression, self-reliance, United States, wooden effig )

Joseph
- 2878 days ago - worldwidehippies.com
Burning Man started 25 years ago as a gathering of friends and strangers on San Francisco's Baker Beach.It was a random act of public art, including an 8-foot-tall wooden man burning against the Northern California sunset, 20 people clasping hands
Autumn in the United States Photos
Offbeat  (tags: autumn, fall, national geographic, united states, photos )

Merissa
- 3193 days ago - travel.nationalgeographic.com
The lacy leaves and wandering branches of a Japanese maple lend drama to the grounds of the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina. Built in 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt, the Biltmore is the largest private residence in the United States..
Russian Warship Makes Rare S.F. Appearance
Offbeat  (tags: Russian warship, United States, San Francisco, Varyag )

Pami
- 3310 days ago - sfgate.com
The first Russian surface warship to visit San Francisco in 147 years is docked on the Embarcadero this week on a visit that combines friendship, history and a display of military power. The ship is the cruiser Varyag, a sleek gray vessel that is the flag
Ship Made of Plastic Bottles Sets Sail for Australia
Offbeat  (tags: David de Rothschild, Australia, Plastiki Expedition, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic trash, United States )

Pami
- 3388 days ago - gadling.com
The journey is expected to take roughly 100 days to complete, finishing up in Sydney, with a stop over at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch while en route
Ahmadinejad: Guess What Else Never Happened?
Offbeat  (tags: United States, lies, about 9/11, says Iran's President )

Lone
- 3418 days ago - blogs.villagevoice.com
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been insisting for years that the Holocaust never happened. Now he's moved to annex another section of the online fringe by claiming that the 9/11 terrorist attacks didn't happen either. According to iranian state
Top 10 Myths About Jury Duty
Offbeat  (tags: get out of jury duty, Jury, jury duty, Jury trial, Law, United States )

Alisa
- 3513 days ago - bestcourtreportingdegree.com
One of our privileges and rights as citizens in the United States is to serve on a jury. But many people do not understand even the basics of jury duty.
The Real McCain
Offbeat  (tags: united states, politics, election, john mccain )

Dave
- 4040 days ago - guardian.co.uk
To his fans John McCain is a lovable patriot with a maverick streak, but to his critics he has a dark side - that of an anti-abortion Creationist who surrounds himself with religious extremists.
 

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