#History

The Neverending Story turns 33

Today in 1984, a boy read a magical book telling a story of a young warrior whose task was to stop a dark storm called the Nothing from engulfing a fantasy world.
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How 'X' became the universal symbol for a kiss

The letter X has become more than just the 24th letter in our modern alphabet throughout the years.  From crossing items off a list to X marks the spot, the letter X is also used to symbolize a common human interaction, the kiss. The Oxford English Dictionary's definition for the letter X says it can be "used to represent a kiss, esp. in the subscription to a letter."  These days, that doesn't just include letters and notes.  We sign off our text messages, emails, and event comments on social media sites with X's.Keep Reading
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Map of Pangaea

Map of ‘Pangaea’ with Current International Borders

Pangaea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.  If you merged our current international borders with those of Pangaea, it would look something like the above image.Click here for a larger version of the mapKeep Reading
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