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Henry Philip Hope - Mystery of the Hope Diamond

Hi all,

I was researching a bit more on the Hope line from Scotland and uncovered some interesting facts and circumstances surrounding the Hope Diamond… 155 more words

Mike Hope

General Collectors - Senior Military Officers Acting as Relic Hunters

In researching some of my ancestors’ service in the Union Army, my great, great, great grandfather in particular, I discovered an unrelated story about three artifacts that were “purchased” from their owner having considerable significance in American history. 479 more words

Civil War

This Is The 'Hole' Story...

And it comes from an authority no less than the Smithsonian. While reading an an article on an intriguing question – it was never a question in my head until now – of why fish don’t swim upside down, I stumbled on this factoid that may be at the root of, well, many things from etymology of ‘a**hole’ to …! 75 more words


Rappers, Scholars Team Up With Smithsonian For The Creation Of A Hip-Hop Anthology

via newsone:

Museum director Lonnie G. Bunch III says the anthology will highlight “the power of black music and the impact of African American culture on the world.” 173 more words



Washington, District of Columbia, capital city of the United States of America is definitely the most political city I’ve been to so far. It’s probably THE most political city in the WORLD. 835 more words


Rappers, Scholars Team Up With Smithsonian For The Creation Of A Hip-Hop Anthology

Legendary hip-hop artists are joining forces to create an extensive anthology that will serve as a retrospective of the genre, NBC News reported.

MC Lyte, Chuck D and Questlove collaborate with Smithsonian on hip-hop compilation…

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Social Butterfly. And Literal Butterflies.

I am a Textbook Introvert. Two year old Babystar is EXTROVERT AF. Every morning when we wake up, she asks me where we are going and who we are going to see. 451 more words