• History Brief: Family Fallout Shelters
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    History Brief: Family Fallout Shelters

    Many communities were building large public fallout shelters intended for thousands of people. But what if a public shelter wasn’t nearby or became overcrowded? Were there any steps individual families could take to protect themselves from nuclear fallout? Throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, many families constructed personal fallout shelters in their backyards. Companies marketed several different “family models” for homeowners hoping to protect their families. These ranged from a $13.50 “foxhole kit” all the way up to the $5,000 “deluxe model” which featured beds, a phone, toilet, and a Geiger counter for detecting radiation levels. Many families constructed their shelters in the middle of the night in an effort to…

  • This Animal Shelter Is Helping Kids Learn How To Read
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    This Animal Shelter Is Helping Kids Learn How To Read

    At this amazing animal shelter in the Pennsylvania countryside, you’ll see something unusual. Kids are reading books to cats with astonishing results. [reading book] We are an open admission shelter, which means that we don’t turn any animals away here in Berks County because you never know when an animal needs us. Like many other shelters, dedicated staff and volunteers rescue, rehabilitate and nurture all kinds of animals waiting to find their forever homes. As of right now, we can house about 60 dogs here at the shelter and about 100 cats. The animals here depend on human kindness but it turns out, the animals have something special to give…

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    TRUE SCARY Stories | Camping Creeper/Late Night Break In

    This story was submitted by MICHAEL This happened in 2005, just before my 14th birthday. My dad had been sick with leukemia for the majority of my childhood, so I guess my way of dealing with it was to join this military cadets kind of thing. Civil Air patrol, I think it was called. Anyway, I was on this thing called ground team. Which trains on us in things such as navigational skills and other outdoorsy stuff in order to be in the field, to locate downed civilian aircraft. We live in the metro Atlanta area in a town called lawrenceville, so to get into a heavily wooded environment we…

  • Jeffrey Brenzel: The Essential Value of a Classic Education
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    Jeffrey Brenzel: The Essential Value of a Classic Education

    
What is the best sort of life for a human being?  Socrates claimed in 400BC that a man lives a happier life if he’s just, even if he is thrown starving into prison for the rest of his life than if he is unjust and he is celebrated and honored all of his days and is never caught for his crimes.  Could that possibly be correct?  If not, why not and what difference should the question make to us now?  

What moves the human heart?  Shakespeare’s characters throw us into the depths of lust, envy, greed, pride, ambition.  What do those characters have to say about the way that we…

  • A Lawyer’s Solo Travel Bucket List
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    A Lawyer’s Solo Travel Bucket List

    Hi everyone my name is Rujuta you’re watching me on woovly I am lawyer by profession I work in a multinational company in Mumbai I love dancing I dance whenever i get time I like reading books I like writing poems I like I like to travel I like to do adventurous sports I have lots of crazy ideas in my bucket list I wanted to go to kerela I wanted to experience houseboat I wanted to travel Solo I wanted to go to Hampi I want to do roadtrip to bhutan so I just have that on a bucket list I hope i should fulfill it by next year…

  • A Camping Spree with Mr McGee
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    A Camping Spree with Mr McGee

    Hi everyone. Welcome back to Tucked in Tuesday. How many of you went camping this summer? Tonight’s story is called a camping spree with Mr. McGee and it’s by Chris Van Dusen. I hope you enjoy it. Early one morning at 7:03 Mr. McGee and his little dog Dee packed up the camper and hitched up the load hopped in the Rambler and then hit the road. They drove to the mountains far from the sea for two nights of camping or possibly three. There is nothing like camping, said mr. McGee. I know you will love it just you wait and see. The views are fantastic there’s hardly a…

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    I went camping with my friends, and a stranger joined our group unnoticed – Scary Stories

    I was the first to notice an extra person had joined our group. I counted six of us sitting around the campfire, but I knew we had left home with five. The sixth person had joined us somewhere along the way, but where and when exactly I could not be sure. All the glowing faces looked familiar, like I had known them all for a lifetime. That was why it took so long to find the man out of place. I had to go through the faces one by one. I went through my history with them, recounting how I met them, how I knew them. I fit each one…

  • CAMPING OUT | THE FARMYARD TALES | BOOK KIDS READING WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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    CAMPING OUT | THE FARMYARD TALES | BOOK KIDS READING WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

    The Farmyard Tales by Stephen Cartwright and Heather Amery (MUSIC) Camping Out This is Apple Tree Farm. This is Mrs. Boot, the farmer. She has two children, called Poppy and Sam, and a dog called Rusty. A car stops at the gate. A man, a woman and a boy get out. “Hello,” says the man. “May we camp on your farm?” “Yes, you can camp over there.” “We’ll show you the way,” says Mr. Boot. The campers follow in the car. The campers put up their tent. Poppy and Sam help them. They take chairs, a table, a cooking stove and food out of the car. Then they all go…

  • How to Navigate with a Compass
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    How to Navigate with a Compass

    How to Navigate with a Compass. Know how to use a compass and you’ll never get lost in the wild. Follow these simple steps and you’ll learn this valuable skill. You will need A compass A map A baseplate compass (optional) and a computer with internet access (optional). Step 1. Learn the basic parts of a compass, including the floating needle with a red tip, and the housing – the movable round piece containing the needle. The housing is labeled with direction and degree marks. The direction-of-travel arrow is marked on the base. A baseplate compass, which includes a direction-of-travel arrow, is best for beginners. Step 2. Hold the compass…