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Demystifying Hula – Infographic

Explaining the Hula

The traditional Hawaiian dance of the hula is performed regularly at resorts in that state and around the world.  Originally meant to honor the thousands of ancient Hawaiian gods and goddesses, the dance is full of symbolism and meaning in every note, step, and hand and body movement.  Today’s infographic helps to explain this multi-layered, ancient traditional dance.  [VIA]

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Daily Photo (5/21/20) – So Thrilling, 1939

Photo — “So Thrilling, 1939”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Are the thrilling sports also the popular sports?  Inquiring minds want to know.

October 1939. “Display of magazines for sale in Taylor, Texas.”  35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.. 

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Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World – Infographic

FUNeral and Burial Rituals

…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death is inevitable and, as Franklin states, so are taxes.  Here in the US we’re a little over a month away from tax day, but rather than dwell on that, today’s infographic takes a look at the other side of the certainty coin – death.  It’s unavoidable and we all deal with it in different ways, from our grieving process to the cultural norms and rituals that surround it.  Take a look at 42 different funeral and burial rituals from around the world to see many of these different expressions.  [VIA]

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A History of Men’s Suits – Infographic

Evolution of Men’s Fashion

A little under 100 years ago, the modern look of the men’s suit was born.  Over the past several decades, certain fashion trends and shifts have come and go, but overall the look remains basically the same.  Today’s infographic traces the history of these changes, why they came about and some of each decade’s fashion icons. [VIA]

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Tipping Around the World – Infographic

Tipping Etiquette

Here in the United States it has become customary to tip those in the service industry.  In fact, it has become so expected that for most it’s actually considered part of their salaries.  This is not the case around the world, however.  Today’s infographic gives a great snapshot of customs for tipping around the world.  Learn the customary percentages and where tipping may even be considered an insult!  A bonus section also breaks down customary tips for other service industries outside of restaurants. [VIA]

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50 Insane Facts About Hair — Infographic

Crazy Facts About Hair

“Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen” — “Hair (1968)

We all have (or had) it.  Sometimes it’s short, long, or shaven.  It can come in an entire rainbow of colors either all natural or from a bottle, and most people complain they can never do a thing with it.  However, how much do you really know about your hair?  Today’s infographic presents some wild and amazing facts about human hair from the number of elements each strand may contain to the different colors, styling or hair and some hair history. [VIA]

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Daily Photo (5/8/20) – California Skate Girls, 1970s

Photo — “California SKate Girls, c1970s.”

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Circa late 1970s. “California Skate Girls” Photographer, Glen Lockett aka Spot.

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Infographic – 11 Untranslatable Words from Around the World

11 Impossible to Translate Words

“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

The words we use have always been tied to our feelings, and linguists are constantly dissecting language to get to the heart of that relationship.  There are some feelings, however, that we just cannot put into words and that some cultures cannot identify.  Around the world, this is not always true and some cultures have been able to create single words for complex feelings.  Today’s infographic presents 11 of these words for more complex feelings or subtle actions from various cultures around the world. [VIA]

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Infographic — The History of Hollywood

History of Hollywood

You hear “Hollywood” today and probably instantly think of the film industry and mega-movie stars, but it wasn’t always this way.  From its humble beginnings as part of a ranch turned residential community in 1886 through 2001, where Hollywood is like we know it today, this infographic traces the history and growth of this small town as it grew and became embraced by the film industry. [VIA]

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