Conventions 2016
Conventions 2016

The Democratic convention is in Philadelphia July 25–28.

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World War I Primer
On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Find facts about the Great War, biographies of notable WWI figures, information about major battles, the weapons and uniforms of soldiers, and more.
Banned Beach Read
Sixty-five years ago, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was published. This classic, along with many other recognizable titles, have been banned at one time or another. Pick up a banned or challenged book for your beach read this summer!
Highest Recorded Temperatures
Find the highest recorded temperatures for each continent. Death Valley, Calif., tops the list, hitting a stifling 134 degrees in 1913. Also, check out the Record Highest Temperature by State.
Bees, wasps, and snakes kill more people each year than sharks, yet fear of sharks is widespread. Read more about shark myths and statistics.

Have Your Say

When I go to the beach I am most afraid of...

  • Pick choice 1 being stung by a jellyfish.
  • Pick choice 2 being attacked by a shark.
  • Pick choice 3 getting sunburned.
  • Pick choice 4 being pulled underwater by an undertow.

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