Tags » Cool Facts

New word: Triskaidekaphobia

 Triskaidekaphobia- use to describe people who attribute bad events to the presence of the number thirteen—the explosion of Apollo 13, the crashes of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 and Aeroflot Flight 217 on October 13, 1972, and the Friday the 13th computer virus that crippled hundreds of British businesses, to name a few.

Human Right Activities

Activity 2 – A Human Rights Tree

Procedure

  1. Ask participants, working in small groups, to draw a tree on large chart paper.

Write on the tree (in the form of leaves, fruits, flowers, or branches) those human rights that they think all people need to live in dignity and justice. 111 more words

Word Of The Day

What are Human Rights?

Ever wondered why do we have human rights? And why do we have to know and practice them?

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. 480 more words

Word Of The Day

Interesting Leap Year Facts

Traditions ~

The Woman Pops the Question
  • one theory behind this tradition is an Irish nun called St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women had to wait too long for their suitors to propose.
  • 389 more words

Author's Talk for TED

Many of us at the store are blown away by TED talks and just how inspirational they can be for our day to day lives, here are some of our all time favorites! 14 more words

Books

Museo Viviente: A Reptile, Amphibian & Insect Museum in Puebla, Mexico

((Please note: Spanish translations are in italics. Sidenote: It is not easy typing Spanish on an English keyboard! // Una cuenta: Traducciones al inglés no están en cursiva. 2,045 more words

Travel