Muhammad Ali’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the only one not set in the pavement — it hangs on a wall near the entrance to the Dolby Theatre. When he accepted the honor in 2002, Ali said, “I bear the name of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and it is impossible that I allow people to trample over his name.”


"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go."

Anthony Bourdain, an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian (1956 - 2018)

On June 14, 1825, the Brazilian province of Cisplatina illegally formed a provisional government. On August 25, 1825, Cisplatina’s newly-elected assembly voted to secede from Brazil. This started the Cisplatine War, which ended with the Treat of Montevideo in 1828. The rebellious province of Cisplatina was now the independent nation of Uruguay.

A Well-Described Mystery

Ball lightning is a well-known phenomenon. That is, it has been seen and described consistently by many people in many places, since the ancient Greeks. But after thousands of years, scientists still do not understand what causes ball lightning!

The father of cheerleading is usually considered to be Joseph Campbell. He organized the first true university "yell team" for the University Minnesota's football team for a November 2, 1898 football game. It was all-male. Women only started joining cheerleading teams in the 1920s. Today, over 90% of American cheerleaders are female.

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    By Lillian Audette

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