An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961.
From what is known, the photograph was taken the day the emerging Wall was put up in August 1961 and the boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire. Near the exact time this photo was taken, it was said that the soldier was seen by his superior officer who immediately detached the soldier from his unit.
Concerning the fate of the soldier, most descriptions that come with photograph say that “no one knows what became of him.”
You love to learn. Your students, colleagues, and parents love to learn. But what kind of styles of learning are most effective for each party?
Read through the following infographic to get a detailed look at the 7 styles of learning. Which is the most effective style for you? What about what works for your students or peers?
guys at the southern union pathfinder camporee this one club had a drum corp performance
it was SO COOL
This is the new African style called “OLEKU” hope u guys like our pic…tnx
I mentioned getting a website to act as a portfolio-type thing because of this video to my mom, and now she’s really excited about it, so I’m going to talk to my dad about getting a domain name and all those things when they get back from getting pizza.
I’ve never made an actual website before (although I’ve made more than my fair share of blogs) so I’m sort of nervous about the whole thing. Should I just use a wordpress theme until I learn enough programming to make my own? I feel like making my own would be more impressive, but I’m not nearly there yet.
The other thing is figuring out what to put on it. Work experience, education-related things like my college classes and years of unschooling, but what else? Interesting projects I’ve done in my high school career? Essays (the ones that I like at least) that I’ve written for my classes? A blog component?
Another thing I was wondering about is fandom-related projects. I wouldn’t put any of my fanfiction on my portfolio, certainly (partially because I don’t want my parents to have access to that), but other projects. For instance, the text-based RPGs I’m determined to make at some point, or video projects. Would those be acceptable? LittleKuriboh’s things come to mind; does he provide links to his Abridged videos when he applies for a job?
I guess I’ll discuss it with Parliament when they get back. I am sort of excited about having a website, though. :>
Yarn bombing on a statue of Thomas Jefferson in Missouri.
Can cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?
Orthopedic hand surgeon Michael Darowish, M.D., explains that…it’s unlikely. As joints are stretched,…when someone cracks their knuckles, the space within the joint increases. Because the joint is a closed space, this increase in volume is associated with a loss in pressure, which causes gases to come out of the fluid in the joint and “pop.”
However, researchers have never been able to relate knuckle cracking to forming arthritis –- it’s related to age, trauma, genetics and other systemic diseases, not environmental causes like knuckle cracking.
A California physician, Dr. Donald Unger, cracked the knuckles on his left hand every day for over 60 years, but did not crack the knuckles on his right hand. He found no difference between the two hands, and was awarded the 2009 (Ig) Nobel Prize for his findings.
Antique Medical Illustrations, Human Hand/iStockphoto/Thinkstock
Myths aren’t always what they are cracked-up to be!
See more here: “The Medical Minute…Debunking Old Wives’ Tales”, where physicians from Penn State Hershey Medical Center tackle the misinformation of some common beliefs.
Do you crack your knuckles?