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Puzzle Industry Faces Shortage as the World Stays Home

November 18, 2020

Jigsaw puzzle makers face a COVID-induced shortage of product, NPR reported. Prices and complications of manufacturing puzzles are causing demand to outpace supply. Meanwhile, the classic “slider puzzle” has a secret math-based solution. […]

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British Brewer Turns Surplus Bread from Bakeries into Beer

November 17, 2020

A British brewery is replacing one-third of its barley with leftover bread, CNN reported. Their goal is to reduce food waste and they’ve inspired other breweries around the world to do the same. Studies show that choosing where to get food affects the food web. […]

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Yosemite Lifts Visitation Restrictions, Welcomes Public

November 15, 2020

Yosemite National Park will no longer require the use of day passes for visitors, NPR reported. The park closed in March and reopened to 50% capacity in June with a stipulation that visitors acquire day passes first, which often sold out in minutes. The park boasts a long, proud history of reverence. […]

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History Repeats Itself with Delayed Election Results

November 9, 2020

The long wait for the 2020 US presidential election results isn’t the first of its kind, BuzzFeed reported. A photo gallery with pictures as old as 1940 shows number crunchers tallying votes, crowds gathered in Times Square, and more. Vote tallying isn’t always simple. […]

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U.S. Presidential Election Occurs Tuesday, Totals Expected Later in Week

November 2, 2020

The winner of the U.S. presidential election may not be known on Election Night, Five Thirty Eight reported. The election will take place on Tuesday, but mail-in ballots and each state’s different rules for counting votes may dash hopes for a quick return of numbers. The Electoral College is integral in the process. […]

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Salem Discourages Visitors This Halloween Due to Pandemic

October 29, 2020

The mayor of Salem asked tourists to stay away this Halloween due to COVID-19, The New York Post reported. The historic Massachusetts town, most famous for its witch hunt, is usually a popular Halloween destination for visitors. The Salem witch trials claimed 19 lives by hanging. […]

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