With so many good shows on TV and so many places to watch them, it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing or hearing about a potentially revealing plot point. Nicole and Russell talk about some ways to avoid spoiling your favorite shows, as well as the notion that knowing what will happen can make people want to watch shows and movies even more.
A French Comedian's
Gad Elmaleh is a stand-up comedian with a successful career in France. He has been voted “funniest man of the year,” and his shows attract millions of people. In 2015, he moved to New York City to start over in a new country with a new language–English.
A New Generation of Kenyan Coins
Kenya has a history of using coins that feature former presidents, but recently they’ve made the switch and promulgated their new coins that depict some of the country’s natural wildlife. However, many Kenyans believe that’s not enough to fight the corruption that is devastating their nation.
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Mules are one of the most common hybrid animals. There are numerous other examples of two separate species mating and producing a new type of animal. These hybrid animals are often the result of human intervention, although some have been found in the wild. Due to the animal’s parents’ mismatched chromosomes, these hybrid animals are unable to have children of their own.
Fasting Really Work?
Intermittent fasting is a type of diet that splits a day into separate eating and fasting periods. The most popular is the 16/8 method, which means fasting for 16 hours each day, and having all of your meals within the remaining eight-hour window. In the last few years, the popularity of intermittent fasting has surged due to claims that it leads to weight loss, increases lifespan, and even fights off certain types of cancer. Josiah and Isabel talk about whether intermittent fasting is an endeavor worth considering.
The formation and recollection of memories has been an ongoing study of scientists. A team of researchers has demonstrated they can boost memory retention in epilepsy patients by using a prosthetic memory system.
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The Democratic Primary Field
The 2016 presidential election was arguably the most controversial and divisive campaign in U.S. history. As the 2020 election draws closer, top Democrats compete for the chance to challenge President Trump for the nation’s highest office.
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Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency
Facebook has announced they will be launching a cryptocurrency called Libra early next year. Oscar and Josephine discuss the endeavor and how the cryptocurrency will compare to others that are currently available.
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The Group of Twenty Goes to Japan
Founded in 1999, the G20 (“Group of Twenty”) is an international forum consisting of the European Union and 19 of the world’s most influential countries. Combined, these nations represent almost 80% of all international trade. Every year since 2008, the leaders of G20 countries have met for a summit to discuss pressing matters that affect the world’s economy, environment, and politics. This year’s meeting was held in Osaka, Japan from June 28 to 29.
Space Tech Milestone
In a joint effort with the U.S., the Taiwanese satellite Formosat-7 was launched into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The launch was a triumphant display of Taiwan’s cutting-edge technology, as well as a successful test for SpaceX’s reused rocket parts.
The Story Behind a Sweet Treat
Turkish delight is a chewy sweet that is beloved the world over. The first Turkish delight shop was opened in 1777 by Haci Bekir Efendi in present-day Istanbul. Several generations later, Bekir’s great-great-granddaughters keep the company alive by concurrently preserving traditions and creating innovative new flavors.
土耳其軟糖是一種受世界歡迎有嚼勁的點心。第一家土耳其軟糖店是由Haci Bekir Efendi在1777年現今的伊斯坦堡開設。幾世代後，Bekir的曾曾孫女仍持續經營此店面，同時保留了傳統和創新的口味。
The Worldwide Impact
of the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 to help the poor and preach the Gospel to them. Today, it is a Protestant Christian church and a charitable organization that helps millions of people around the world.
The Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) is the longest railway system in the world. Stretching all the way across Russia, the rail system measures over 9,000 kilometers between its two most distant terminals. For many years, riding the entire length of the TSR has served as a popular getaway for tourists seeking an unforgettable journey. Two strangers—Tim and Sarah—discuss the TSR during a short train ride to Taipei City.
The 2019 Wimbledon Championships
The Wimbledon Championships are a series of tennis tournaments held every year in Wimbledon, England. Along with the French, Australian, and American Opens, Wimbledon ranks among the four most prestigious tennis events in the world. Stan and Lisa discuss this year’s competition after playing a friendly match.