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Hollywood psychological thriller film: Split movie review

Hollywood psychological thriller film: Split movie review

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock Written by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley Music by: West Dylan Thordson Cinematography: Mike Gioulakis Duration: 1 hour 57 minutes Release date: 24th February, 2017 Split is a American psychological thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars …

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USA breaks Guinness world record: Largest Santa Run

USA breaks Guinness world record: Largest Santa Run

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA – December 24, 2016 – A total of 5,025 race participants dressed in Santa suits crossed the finish line at the Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler in Virginia Beach, breaking the Guinness World Record for the Largest Santa Claus Run. Photo: A total of 5,025 race participants dressed in Santa suits crossed the finish line at the Surf-N-Santa …

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USA breaks Guinness World Record: Longest Practice Putting Green

USA breaks Guinness World Record: Longest Practice Putting Green

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – October 21, 2016 – The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s #1 Scotch, set a new world record title for the Longest Practice Putting Green at a length of 104 feet and 2 inches; Hollis Thomas, Former NFL star who played with the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers set the record. Photo: Bagpiper Charles Rutan of …

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USA Guinness World Record: Most sandwiches made in 1 hour

USA Guinness World Record: Most sandwiches made in 1 hour

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – September 26, 2016 – Temple University sent tens of thousands of sandwiches to Philadelphia-area food banks; the school has set the world record for the most sandwiches made in one hour, as hundreds of volunteers put together 49,100 sandwiches at the Liacouras Center. The school has set the world record for the most peanut butter and …

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American Revolutionary War Story: A Gunpowder Story

American Revolutionary War Story: A Gunpowder Story

In the autumn of 1777 the English decided to attack Fort Henry, at Wheeling, in northwestern Virginia. This was an important border fort named in honor of Patrick Henry, and around which had grown up a small village of about twenty-five log houses. A band of Indians, under the leadership of one Simon Girty, was supplied by the English with …

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Guinness World Records: Largest parade of trucks

Guinness World Records: Largest parade of trucks

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA – May 17, 2016 – Montgomery County-based Make-A-Wish, which serves Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and the Susquehanna Valley, broke the Guinness World Record for the largest parade of trucks – a total of 590 trucks. Photo: The annual Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy in Lancaster, Pa. this past Mother’s Day have set a world record for largest convoy. 590 trucks …

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When was the first Mother’s Day observed?

When was the first Mothers Day observed?

The first Mother’s Day observance was a church service honoring Mrs. Anna Reese Jarvis, held at Anna Jarvis’s request in Grafton, West Virginia, and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1908. Carnations, her mother’s favorite flowers, were supplied at that first service by Miss Jarvis. White carnations were chosen because they represented the sweetness, purity and endurance of mother love. …

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Most dreidles spinning simultaneously: Tel Aviv breaks Guinness World Records record

Most dreidles spinning simultaneously: Tel Aviv breaks Guinness World Records record

Tel Aviv (Israel) – December 23, 2015:  A new World Record was set this Chanukah, when over 1,000 people came together to spin the dreidel in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv; the dreidels had to spin for at least 10 seconds simultaneously, which they did, setting the new world record for the  Most dreidles spinning simultaneously. Photo: 1000 Jews gathered together …

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Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day became a legal public holiday in USA in 1914, largely as the result of the efforts of Miss Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, USA. On May 8 of that year President Wilson approved a joint resolution of Congress providing that “the second Sunday in May shall hereafter be designated and known as Mother’s Day.” This resolution was introduced in the …

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Story Behind Mother’s Day

Story Behind Mother's Day

The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600’s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday”. Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40-day-period leading up to Easter), “Mothering Sunday” honoured the mothers of England. As Christianity spread throughout Europe, …

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