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Remember Me? Not Your Generation? I’m the Rubiks Cube!

Remember Me? Not Your Generation? I’m the Rubiks Cube!

Bringing the Rubik’s Cube to the next generation of problem solvers. … In 1974, the world gave us one such piece of perfect design—the Rubik’s Cube. Budapest-based educator and inventor Ernő Rubik created the puzzle originally to help his students better understand spatial geometry.

https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/bringing-rubiks-cube-to-next-generation.html?m=1

What generation are you part of, really? Take this test.

So here is a test I put together with the help of an interview with Weigel and an evening reading her blog. Add up your points to figure out what generation you’re really a part of:

Do you have your own web page? (1 point)

Have you made a web page for someone else? (2 points)

Do you IM your friends? (1 point)

Do you text your friends? (2 points)

Do you watch videos on YouTube? (1 point)

Do you remix video files from the Internet? (2 points)

Have you paid for and downloaded music from the Internet? (1 point)

Do you know where to download free (illegal) music from the Internet? (2 points)

Do you blog for professional reasons? (1 point)

Do you blog as a way to keep an online diary? (2 points)

Have you visited MySpace at least five times? (1 point)

Do you communicate with friends on Facebook? (2 points)

Do you use email to communicate with your parents? (1 point)

Did you text to communicate with your parents? (2 points)

Do you take photos with your phone? (1 point)

Do you share your photos from your phone with your friends? (2 points)

0-1 point – Baby Boomer

2-6 points – Generation Jones

6- 12 points – Generation X

12 or over – Generation Y

(Note: This post contains the views of Weigel and not necessarily those of Harvard and MIT.)

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Posted by on December 11, 2017 in entertainment

 

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Traditionally Spooked!

https://youtu.be/8jryx2o1XZw
Myths and Legends Surrounding Halloween
Michelle K. Smith

That which we know as All Hallows Eve actually began as a harvest festival several millennia ago in Ireland.Thinkstock

Samhain is the ancient Irish festival that became Halloween as we know it.  Here’s a look at the importance of Samhain in the Celtic calendar and Irish folklore. 

Celtic Celebrations

The Celts believed the year was divided into two parts, the lighter half in the summer and the darker half in the winter. Samhain, or Halloween as it is now called, was the division between these halves. The Celts believed that the veil between our world and the other world was thinnest at this time. Oíche Shamhna (October 31) is Halloween and Lá na Marbh (November 1) is the Day of the Dead, or All Saints Day, when those who have passed away are remembered.

According to the American Folklife Center at the U.S. Library of Congress, Celts wore costumes to confuse the spirits now roaming our world and to avoid capture. 

Fionn MacCool

According to one of the several stories recounted in the “Tales of the Elders,” every year at Samhain for twenty three years the fire breathing creature Aillen would lull the men of Tara to sleep and burn the court to the ground during the night. The young hero Fionn MacCumhail avoided sleep by sticking the sharp end of his spear into his forehead and killed Aillen with that spear on Samhain. Because of this deed, he was made head of the Fianna. 

Lugh

Probably best known as Cu Chulainn’s father, the god of light enters the court at Tara to join the Tuatha de Dannan at Samhain. According to Whitney Stokes’ 1891 volume “The Second Battle of Moytura,”when Lugh enters the court, the Tuatha de Danann are oppressed by the Fomorians. After the high king gives him command over the Tuatha de Danna, Lugh begins preparations to overthrow them. After days of battle, Lugh and the Tuatha de Danna are victorious.

Read more: Frightening Irish demons and monsters from Celtic myth 

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2017 in entertainment, history

 

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Love is unscripted!

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2017 in entertainment, smiles

 

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“10 Unusual People With The Strangest Talents” 

“10 Unusual People With The Strangest Talents” 

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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in entertainment, humor

 

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“Mystery Restaurant Patron Is Leaving Thousands of Dollars in Tips” 

“Mystery Restaurant Patron Is Leaving Thousands of Dollars in Tips” 

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 “Most MYSTERIOUS Books In The World!” 

 “Most MYSTERIOUS Books In The World!” 

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Posted by on August 26, 2017 in entertainment

 

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“Magic Coffee Table” 

“Magic Coffee Table” 

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2017 in coffee, entertainment

 

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