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  • Sonia Gandhi
    Born to Stefano and Paola Maino in Lusiana, a little village 50 km from Vicenza, Italy, she spent her adolescence in Orbassano, a town near Turin being raised in a Roman Catholic family and attending a Catholic school. Her ...
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  • Oscar Pistorious
    Oscar Pistorius (born 22 November 1986) is a South African Paralympics runner. Known as the "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs", Pistorius is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 meters ...
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  • Randy Pausch
    This is a real inspiring Saga.  I love the story of Randy Pausch (born October 23, 1960) who is a Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In September 2006, Pausch was ...
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  • Lorena Ochoa
    Lorena Ochoa (born in Guadalajara, Jalisco on 15 November 1981) is a Mexican golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and is currently the number one ranked female golfer in the world. As the first Mexican golfer of ...
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  • Yaoni Sanchez
    Yoani Sánchez (born September 4, 1975 in Havana) is a Cuban philologist and blogger. Sanchez was awarded the Premio Ortega y Gasset de Periodismo (Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award) in Spain but has not been able to get it ...
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  • Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak
    Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak the last one is great! Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back. or that you could crawl into a hole? Here are ...
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  • Thought for the day...
    The Duck & the Devil . .  I'm in the 93% A little boy was visiting his grandparents on their farm.  He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods; ...
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  • Fasciniting Bill Gates and Steve Jobs story
    Watch the videos after you read this, Gates and JObs are fasciniting people. Enjoy my friends Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, founders of Microsoft and Apple respectively, have revolutionized the relationship between the individual and computer technology. Once the exclusive domain ...
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  • BIO OF THE FASTEST MAN-USAN BOLT
    Usain Bolt  [ju\'seːn] (born 21 August 1986) is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for Jamaica. Bolt holds the Olympic and world records for the 100 metres at 9.69 seconds, the 200 metres at 19.30 seconds ...
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  • Paul Harvey RIDDLE
    Can you answer this riddle? Here is a pretty neat little thing from Paul Harvey. See if you can guess the riddle at the end. Paul Harvey Writes: We tried so hard to make things better for our kids ...
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  • THE LETTER
    This is one of the kindest things I\'ve ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.  ______________________ Our 14-year-old dog, Abbey, ...
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  • I love this! If I had my life to live over...by Nadine Stair
    If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things ...
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  • 9 WORDS WOMEN USE
      9 WORDS WOMEN USE   -- (1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they ar e right and you need to shut up.  -- (2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means at least ...
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  • Insipiring quotes
    Men are born to succeed, not fail. Henry David Thoreau -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. Abraham Lincoln -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People seldom see the halting and painful steps by ...
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  • YouTube - an online success story
    The short evolution of YouTube   YouTube was launched early in 2005 in the same way that most great tech related companies seem to be - a garage and no real cash to speak of (Google, Microsoft and eBay have ...
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  • do you know what is the longest English word?
    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon... is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of volcanic ash, causing inflammation in the lungs.'"It occurs chiefly as an instance of a very long word.[1] The ...
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  • 1909 ...since we have change!
    THE YEAR 1909 This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!  The year is 1909.  One hundred years ago.  What a difference a century makes!  Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :
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  • The Hogbetsotso Festival - Ewes in the Volta Region of Ghana
    Hogbetsotso is an annual festival held by an ethnic group called Anlor who are Ewes in the Volta Region of Ghana. The festival is usually celebrated in the month of  November, especial in the first week.   It is believed that, ...
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  • Iguaçu Falls
    Iguaçu Falls Where: Foz do Iguacu - Brazil   One of the great natural wonders of the world, the Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu, Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú, Tupi: Y Ûasu "big water") ...
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  • Pantanal
    Pantanal - Incredible destination for your trip to Brazil   The Pantanal is a region in South America lying mostly in Western Brazil but extending into Bolivia as well.   It is ...
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  • Visit Recife
    Recife One wonder of Brazil - Nicknamed "The Brazilian Venice"   Recife - A major city in the Northeast region, originally settled by Dutch colonizers. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Venice", it is built on several ...
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  • What to Drink in Brazil
    What  and where to drink in Brazil.....   Botequim (pronounced 'boo-chi-KEEM') also well known as boteco - These quite unpretentious bars with simple appetizers and lots of ice-cold chope (draft beer) are everywhere and are almost inseparable ...
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  • In a budget???? Traveling to Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    In a budget???? Traveling to Rio de Janeiro Brazil   If hostel life is more your style, they are easy to find in Rio. The more expensive ones boast locations that are short ...
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  • Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado
    Mesa Verde National Park is a United States National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the southwestern corner of the state of Colorado.   The park is world-renowned for the incredibly ...
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  • Guide of cities - Main travel destinations in Colorado
    Guide of cities - Main travel destinations in Colorado WHAT TO EXPECT....   Denver - the vibrant Mile-High City, capital of the state.   Aurora - a large city in the Denver metro area.   Boulder ...
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  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park-   12 miles of a spectacular and scenic gorge.   Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a national park run by the National Park Service located ...
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  • Kauai, Hawaii - ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS IN THE WORLD
    Kauai, Hawaii - ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS IN THE WORLD!   FUN FACTS ABOUT KAUAI   Kauai (or, more properly, Kaua'i)  is the northwesternmost and oldest of Hawaii's major islands.
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  • Hamilton - New Zealand
    Hamilton - New Zealand 128km south of Auckland, capital of the Waikato, home to the Chiefs (super 14 rugby) and the Magic ( ANZ cup netball). On the banks of the mighty Waikato River. Leafy.
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  • Tauranga - known for its great weather, sun and beach Tauranga is a great holiday spot
    Tauranga - New Zealand known for its great weather, sun and beach Tauranga is a great holiday spot!     Tauranga is located at the head of a large harbour which extends along ...
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  • Rotorua - famous for Maori culture, geysers and beautiful hot pools
    Rotorua - New Zealand famous for Maori culture, geysers and beautiful hot pools   Rotorua sits on the shores of Lake Rotorua of New Zealand. There are several other lakes nearby. Along with ...
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  • Napier -
    Napier - New Zealand "Art Deco capital of NZ" The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931. Rebuilt in the style of art deco.   Napier is a popular tourist city, and has ...
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  • Queenstown - adrenalin and adventure capital of the world, where you can skydive, bungy jump, jet-boat, thrill yourself to your hearts content
    Queenstown - New Zealand Adrenalin and adventure capital of the world, where you can skydive, bungy jump, jet-boat, thrill yourself to your hearts content....   The town sits on the edge of Lake Wakatipu ...
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  • Nelson is a beautiful coastal city set amongst some of New Zealand's most stunning scenary!
    Nelson - New Zealand   Safe and friendly, with New Zealand's highest sunshine hours. Nelson is the geographic centre of the country and surrounded by incredible coastal and mountain scenary, three stunning national parks, vineyards and orchards. Nelson ...
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  • Christchurch - The Garden City and the Air Gateway to Antarctica
    Christchurch - New Zealand The Garden City and the Air Gateway to Antarctica...   Christchurch was established in 1850 by English settlers. Its English heritage shows in the older buildings, especially the Anglican Cathedral ...
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  • Dunedin - the Edinburgh of the South...
    Dunedin - New Zealand The Edinburgh of the South...   Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the South and is proud of its Scots heritage. It has as its heart a statue of ...
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  • Tongariro National Park - Three volcanoes, two skifields and one of the most popular hikes in the country
    Tongariro National Park   New Zealand   Three volcanoes, two skifields and one of the most popular hikes in the country...   In 1993 Tongariro National Park became the first property to be ...
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  • Abel Tasman National Park - Golden sand beaches, kayaking and the Abel Tasman Coastal Track
    Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand  Golden sand beaches, kayaking and the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.....   The most notable feature of the park are its beaches. The golden sands bring many visitors, ...
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  • Aoraki Mount Cook National Park - Lots of hiking opportunities and New Zealand's highest mountain
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park   New Zealand Lots of hiking opportunities and New Zealand's highest mountain...   The park covers a little over 700 km². Glaciers cover 40% of the park area, notably the ...
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  • Westland National Park - Home of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
    Westland National Park - New Zealand Home of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers!     Westland National Park is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Te Wahipounamu in South ...
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  • Coromandel Peninsula
    Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand     Fabulous golden and white sand beaches with magnificent coastal scenery, a rugged forest cloaked interior waiting to be explored, are just some of the natural attractions that ...
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  • Off the beaten Path in New Zealand - Hastings
    Off the beaten Path in New Zealand ... Hastings   Hastings is in Hawkes Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the second-largest urban area in Hawkes Bay, after ...
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  • Quebec Winter Carnival
    Quebec Winter Carnival Where: Quebec-Canada When:  Early February - Every Year     The Quebec Winter Carnival or Carnaval de Québec is an annual winter carnival that takes place in Quebec City, ...
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  • Fasnacht an incredible Festival celebrated in southern Germany, Alsace and western Austria
    Fasnacht an incredible Festival   When: Thursday before Ash Wednesday (February) Where: celebrated in southern Germany, Alsace and western Austria     Fastnacht in Mainz also Fassenacht, in Swiss German ...
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  • Carnival de Binche in Belgium
    Carnival de Binche in Belgium   When: During the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday -  February       The carnival is the most known of several others that take place in ...
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  • Naked Man Festival (also known as hadaka matsuri or saidaiji eyo)
    Naked Man Festival (also known as hadaka matsuri or saidaiji eyo)     When: Third Saturday  in February Where: Okayama, Japan     A hadaka matsuri is a type of ...
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  • Timkat Festival
    Timkat Festival   Where: Gonder - Ethiopia When: Every January 19     Timkat (Amharic "baptism") (also spelled Timket, or Timqat) is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. It is celebrated ...
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  • Cheung Chau Bun Festival
    Cheung Chau Bun Festival   Where: on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong When: April/May       Cheung Chau's Bun Festival, which draws tens of thousands of ...
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  • Isle of Wight Festival
    Isle of Wight Festival When: Mid June every year Where: Isle of Wight in the UK       The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place ...
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  • The Camel Cup
    The Camel Cup When: Every July Where: Alice Springs - Australia     Alice Springs is the second largest city in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popularly known as "the Alice" or ...
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  • Baalbeck International Festival
    Baalbeck International Festival Where: Baalbek - Lebanon When: All July and August     The Baalbeck International Festival is the oldest and most known cultural event in the Middle East and the ...
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  • The Oyster Feast
    The Oyster Feast Where: in Essex in the East of England When: October each year     The Oyster Feast is the centrepiece of the annual civic calendar in the ancient borough of ...
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  • Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships
    Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships Where: Savonlinna, Finland - Trondheim, Norway When: Late August     The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships have been held annually since 2000 in Savonlinna, Finland. The first ...
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  • Tuscan Sun Festival
    Tuscan Sun Festival Where: Cortona - Italy When: Every 4th-16th of August     The Tuscan Sun Festival is an annual music and art festival that takes place within the intimate setting ...
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  • Gongo Festival
    Gongo Festival Where: Tsuyama - Japan When: First Saturday & Sunday in August     Tsuyana Originally known as Soja (not to be confused with the present-day city of Soja), Tsuyama City ...
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  • The Awa Odori The famous "Fool's Dance" of Tokushima
    Awa Odori The famous "Fool's Dance"  Where: Tokushima - Japan When: August 12-15 - Every year       The Awa Dance Festival  is  part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on ...
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  • Puck Fair
    Puck Fair Where: in Killorglin, Ireland When: Mid August - Every year     Every year, starting on 10th of August, Killorglin holds the three-day Puck Fair, the oldest traditional fair in ...
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  • Notting Hill Carnival
    Notting Hill Carnival Where: on the streets of Notting Hill, London, UK When: Last weekend in August - Every year     It is led by members of the Trinidad and Tobago ...
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  • Milwaukee Irish Fest
    Milwaukee Irish Fest Where: held at the Henry Maier Festival Park, on the Lake Michigan lakefront When: Third weekend in August - Every year     Milwaukee Irish Fest (locally known as ...
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  • Bali Kite Festival
    Bali Kite Festival   Where:  Padang Galak area, Sanur Beach, Bali When: is an annual international kite festival held in July     Traditional giant kites (4 meters in width and ...
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  • Fantasy Fest
    Fantasy Fest Where: in Key West, Florida When: held annually on the last week of October     The highlight of Fantasy Fest is its parade featuring humorous floats, including one carrying ...
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  • Loi Krathong Festival
    Loi Krathong Festival Where: celebrated annually throughout Thailand When: November     Loy Krathong is held on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the ...
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