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About westvirginiarebel

I enjoy blogging and writing in general.

Day Of The Moon

The day the sun goes dark: If the Moon were in a perfectly circular orbit, a little closer to the Earth, and in the same orbital plane, there would be total solar eclipses every month. However, since the Moon’s orbit is tilted at … Continue reading

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The Strange Appeal Of Criminal Nostalgia

What is it? It’s the dark fascination we have with past criminals, and the era that they inhabited. Case in point-the 90’s, which had its share of strange and deadly criminal behavior. Case in point-the infamous Unabomber: People who enter Harvard … Continue reading

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Of Fidgets And Fads Gone By

It’s official: 2017 appears to be the year of the Fidget: What is it for? The fidget spinner has been framed as just a toy—but also as a stress-relief tool, a classroom menace, a treatment for ADHD, and a possible … Continue reading

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Doughnut Day And Other Milestones

First, a history of the doughnut: Hanson Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was 16 years old. Gregory was dissatisfied with the greasiness of doughnuts twisted into various … Continue reading

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What’s In A Word?

So Donald Trump set the Internet ablaze with his creation of a new word: The trouble began, as it so often does, on Twitter, in the early minutes of Wednesday morning. Mr. Trump had something to say. Kind of. “Despite … Continue reading

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Slow Ride

There’s apparently a new phenomenon sweeping Norway: It began with the broadcast of a train journey from the coastal city of Bergen to the capital, Oslo. The formula was simple: put a few cameras on a train and watch the … Continue reading

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RIP Family Member

Ronald Edward Canary passed away over the weekend. 1940-2017  

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