"Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure."
— J.K. Rowling
"Brevity is the soul of wit."
— William Shakespeare
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"Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure."
— J.K. Rowling
"Brevity is the soul of wit."
— William Shakespeare
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The World Celebrates:
World Art Nouveau Day (WAND): An observation to celebrate a form of art and architecture called the nouveau art.
Abolition Day: A day to mark abolitionism, a movement held to end slavery.
You Share Your Birthday With:
1895 - Hattie McDaniel, First African American actress to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in "Gone With The Wind".
1921 - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
1938 – Vasanti N. Bhat-Nayak, Indian mathematician and academic
2003 - The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission
1946 - Italian Republic was established
Jack Johnson-"The Galveston Giant"
Jack Johnson, nicknamed "The Galveston Giant," was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. Boxer Jack Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1878. In 1908 he became the first African American to win the world heavyweight crown when he knocked out the reigning champ, Tommy Burns. The fast-living Johnson held on to the title until 1915 and continued to box until he was 50.
Read more to find out the story…
By the early 1900s, the 6'2" Johnson, who'd become known as the Galveston Giant, had made a name for himself in the black boxing circuit and had his eyes set on the world heavyweight title, which was held by white boxer Jim F. Jeffries. Jeffries refused to fight him, though he wasn't alone; white boxers would not spar with their black counterparts.
But Johnson's talents and bravado were too hard to ignore. Finally, on December 26, 1908, the flamboyant Johnson, who often taunted his opponents as he beat them soundly, got his chance for the title when champion Tommy Burns fought him outside of Sydney, Australia. Burns, who had succeeded Jeffries as champion, had only agreed to fight Johnson after promoters guaranteed him $30,000.
The fight lasted until the 14th round, when police stepped in and ended it. Johnson was named the winner.
From there, Johnson continued his calls for Jeffries to step into the ring with him. On July 4, 1910, he finally did. Dubbed the "Fight of the Century," more than 22,000 eager fans turned out for the bout, held in Reno, Nevada. After 15 rounds, Johnson came away victorious, declaring his domain over boxing and further angering white boxing fans who hated seeing a black man sit atop the sport.
Jeffries was humbled by the loss and what he'd seen of his opponent. For the fight, Johnson earned a purse of $117,000. It would be five years before he abandoned the heavyweight title, when he fell to Jess Willard in a 26-round bout in Havana, Cuba. Johnson continued to fight for another 12 years, hanging up his gloves for good at the age of 50.
In total, John's professional record included 73 wins (40 of them being knockouts), 13 losses, 10 draws, and 5 no contests. His life came to an unfortunate end on June 10, 1946, when he died in an automobile accident in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Credits: Tarini Kaushik
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How to be Funny
By the end of the previous article, you should’ve been able to understand the importance of biodiversity. However, ever since the advent of the industrial age, biodiversity has been on a steady decline which has only accelerated in the past few decades. Anthropogenic action has been a primary contributor to the loss of biodiversity in the world. In this article, we are going to look at the common causes of biodiversity loss.Read More
There are four major contributors to biodiversity losses which are collectively called the “Evil Quartet”.
1) Habitat loss and fragmentation - It is considered to be the primary cause of the recent animal and plant species extinction. The most horrifying example of habitat loss is that of the tropical rain forests which now cover less than 6 per cent of the earth’s land, down from 14 per cent. The Amazon Rain Forests, which are also called the “lungs of the Earth”, harbour millions of species, many of which haven’t even been discovered. However, to meet the rising needs of humans, the forests have been cut and cleared to pave way for crop cultivation and for raising beef cattle. When large habitats like the Amazon Rainforests are broken up into smaller fragments, it disrupts the incredibly complex ecosystem of that area which invariably leads to species extinction.
2) Over-exploitation - Overexploitation of the natural resources of a region also leads to the extinction of those species which depend on said resources for their sustenance. Recent examples of extinction due to overexploitation are - Stellar’s sea cow(Russia), Dodo(Mauritius), Quagga(Africa), Thylacine(Australia), and passenger pigeon(North America).
3) Alien species invasions - The introduction of alien species(not, we’re not talking about the Martians) in an area can often turn invasive and lead to the rapid decline and eventual extinction of the indigenous(native to that area) species. An example of alien species invasion would be the introduction of the Nile perch into Lake Victoria in east Africa which eventually led to the extinction of 200 species of cichlid fishes that were indigenous to the lake.
4) Co-extinction - Species that co-inhabit an area often interact with each other. This interaction often leads to the dependence of one species on another or both the species on each other. The two species can also develop other obligatory associations. You will learn more about population interactions if you take up biology/ecology as a subject for your higher studies. Coming back to the point, the extinction of one species will also lead to the extinction of the other species that were associated with it.
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Did you ever think that you will survive without fast-food for this long?
-> Tesla's 2nd largest shareholder invests $35 million in flying taxi startup Lilium
-> German flying taxi startup Lilium has raised $35 million in funding.
-> The investment came from 112-year-old Scottish investment firm Baillie Gifford, which is the second-largest shareholder in electric automaker Tesla after Elon Musk.
-> The capital is an extension to a $240-million round that Lilium announced in March.
-> Coronavirus spread from asymptomatic people very rare: WHO
-> World Health Organization's COVID-19 Technical Lead Maria Van Kerkhove has said that coronavirus spread from asymptomatic people is very rare.
-> Kerkhove added that many countries doing contact tracing had identified asymptomatic cases but were not finding that they caused further spread of the virus.
-> Globally, over 71 lakh people have been infected and over 4 lakh have died
If you’d ask me if I’d like an adventure, I’d say a big no as I’m a bookworm. But one day something happened that totally changed my conception. It was a fine winter morning. I cuddled myself up in my cozy bed more than before. Everything was calm and composed when suddenly I heard a deafening ‘BANG!’ I nearly jumped out of my skin. Initially I thought it was a gunshot or something but then I realized that my little brother might have been stealing cookies and would accidentally have dropped the jar, I crept towards the kitchen. When I entered the kitchen, I saw something that made my heart skip a beat. There in the middle of the kitchen floor lay a gigantic spaceship and inside it was a rather tiny alien.
The roof had caved in and some crockery had been smashed to pieces. I’d almost got a heart attack when the alien came out of the spaceship and told me that I needn’t be frightened. I was confused. Was I in the middle of a dream? How could the alien speak English? I somehow gained my courage and asked him what his problem was. He sadly told me that he had lost his way and crashed on Earth. Though I’m afraid of aliens but at that point of time, I felt a pity for the alien and decided to help. I entered the spaceship and was dumbstruck to see so many controls in it. I sat beside the alien and before I could ask where the alien lived, he drove off at the speed of light. I gave out a cry and held the seat firmly. Before long, we’d reached space and the alien told me his name was ‘Gogo’ and he had come from the planet ‘Bora-Bora’. I suggested that we started our hunt from the ‘Ogratogle’ belt where many aliens lived. We sped off towards the belt. I was just eating a hamburger when a large monster attacked our spaceship. It started swaying the spaceship from side to side. I was feeling like puking when an idea struck my mind. We loaded ourselves onto the mini UFO at the far end of the spaceship and escaped out of it. It was a narrow escape. We drove off for some miles when I saw light coming from a place. The alien’s happiness knew no bounds when he found out it was his planet.
I was delighted but my happiness flew away when I spotted a large group of asteroids speeding towards our UFO. To add to the problems, our UFO started moving opposite to the direction of Bora-Bora due to some gear-related technical problem. I was just thinking of a solution when my gaze travelled to some dusty pillows kept on the ground. We wore our spacesuits, got out of the UFO and tied some pillows to the front part of it. We had just entered our UFO when suddenly a massive rock hit the pillows. Our UFO was pushed backwards towards Bora-Bora. The UFO didn’t break either. Our plan had worked! Eventually we were pushed to the planet and before the UFO could go any farther, we jumped off it with our parachutes. We landed in a crowded city. The alien gradually found his house there. He thanked me for helping him and gave me a souvenir of Bora-Bora as a token of friendship. I was just asking him where the food shops lay in the city when suddenly a huge stream of water flowed upon me. I immediately got up from my bed, still thinking if it was really a dream.
We believe that talent is inherent, all we need are opportunities. Through The School Social E-Magazine, we give our young students, their parents and the teachers an opportunity to showcasetheir talent, share their stories and engage in thoughtful activities. Our daily issues have brought a lot of talent out of the cave and made hesitant people confident.
We invite entries from all students, teachers and parents to show their creative talent and submit their Write-ups, Stories, Poems, Paintings, Sketches, Doodles, Photography, and all kinds of Creative Arts.
Make the most of this opportunity and showcase your talent to the world outside. Entries are open for the following categories:
1. Art Aficionado: Poems and Creative Arts (Word or PDF format)
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7. Be the Change: How you have contributed to the society?
8. I Care I Share: Parent's Diaries
9. Be Better: For the Positive Perspective
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