Flash Mobs – NYC and Dubai

Here is an example of a flash mob.  (When people get together in a public place at a specific time and do some sort of action, and quickly disperse when finished.)  The flash mob on this video is neat because everyone downloaded an MP3, and took their MP3 player and headphones, and met at a certain place, at a specific time, in New York City.  (This is similar to a silent disco.) At a specific time, everyone pushed play on their MP3 player and followed the directions on the track.  Watch the video to see how it worked.

Here is another flash mob that took place in the Dubai Airport.  Watch how quickly the people go back to what they were doing when the flash mob ends, at the end of the video.

Spain’s Olympic Uniforms – What do you think?

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“SPORT HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD, IT CAN GIVE HOPE WERE THERE ONCE WAS DESPAIR.” 

NELSON MANDELA

Countries have recently been sharing the uniforms their athletes will be sporting (another word for wearing) at the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. Usually the athletes have at least two uniforms – (1) uniforms for the opening and closing ceremony, and (2) uniforms they wear when performing in their event.  The uniforms for the opening and closing ceremonies are usually more formal and traditional – skirts and suits for example.  Many of the formal uniforms were created to honor the 1948 Olympics in London.

Here are a few of the uniforms that have been released recently…Spain – has been getting a lot of media attention over their uniforms as they were made by a Russian Company, instead of a Spanish Company.  What do you think – which country’s uniforms are your favorite?

Spain

Australia

Korea's Uniforms

Korea

Germany's Uniforms

Germany

UK's Olympic Uniforms

UK  (The official name of the team is Great Britain, even though Northern Ireland athletes also are part of the Great Britain team.)

USA's Olympic Uniforms

USA

Canada's olympic game 2012 streetwear

Canada

Why did Julius Caesar wear a wreath on his head in his portraits?

According to the BBC’s Primary History website – Julius Caesar wore a wreath on his head to hide his baldness!

Click on the photo to go to the BBC’s website where you can find lots of interesting information, photos, and fun facts about Ancient Rome!

fun fact about julius caesar

Find more fun facts and interesting history on the BBC’s website.  (Click on the fun fact to go there.)