Monopoly Cuts Three Classic Game Pieces

Boot, wheelbarrow and thimble
Boot, wheelbarrow and thimble

Say good-bye to thimble, boot and wheelbarrow. The thimble, boot and wheelbarrow will be replaced by T-Rex, rubber ducky and penguin tokens this fall. 

T-Rex, rubber ducky and penguin
T-Rex, rubber ducky and penguin

The iconic game pieces met their fate after millions of fans voted on which eight tokens they’d like to see in the next version of the game during Monopoly Token Madness Vote in January, Hasbro said in a statement.
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The True Cross

The True Cross
The True Cross
There are many churches claiming to have fragments of the True Cross. It is believed that the cross was lost until Constantine’s mother Empress Helena traveled to the Holy Land in search of religious relics in 326-328. She traveled to the place where Jesus was said to have been crucified to discover that a temple had been built over it. Helena ordered that the temple be destroyed and the dirt beneath the temple removed.
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Different Types of Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis
Sleep paralysis
According to an in-depth study performed in 1999, there are three types of hallucinations that can occur during sleep paralysis: “incubus”, “intruder”, and “unusual bodily experiences”.

Incubus

People feel intense pressure on their chests and they feel they cannot breath. However, this is only a mental game. It feels like they can’t breath because they are afraid. Also, the body is still in REM breathing mode which is very shallow. It would seem strange to anyone.
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The Earth’s seasons

The Earth’s seasons are caused by three factors:

Sun track
Sun track

The Earth orbits the Sun once a year in a nearly circular orbit.

The Earth’s axis of rotation (the straight line through the center of the Earth between the north and south poles) is not perpendicular to the plane of the Earth’s orbit. The Earth’s axis is tilted by about 23.4° from the the direction perpendiular to the orbital plane.

The orientation of the Earth’s axis in space remains nearly constant even as the Earth revolves around the Sun. It always points in the general direction of the star Polaris.
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Fahrenheit Celsius Kelvins – composite functions

Fahrenheit Celsius Kelvins
Fahrenheit Celsius Kelvins
In 1954, the tenth general conference on weights and measures adopted the Kelvin K as the basic unit for measuring all international weights and measures. While the kelvin is the standard unit, degrees Farenheit and degrees Celsius are still in common use in the United States. 

The function C(F)=5/9(F-32) relates Celsius temperatures and Farenheit Temperatures. The function K(C)= C + 273.15 relates celsius temperatures and kelvin temperatures.

Let’s convert Fahrenheit to Kelvin. The composition of the function K with the function C is 

K(C(F)) = C(F) + 273 = (5/9)(F-32) + 273 

Since C converts Fahrenheit to Celsius and K converts Celsius to Kelvin, the composition will convert Fahrenheit to Kelvin.  

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