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Real “B” Names

One thing that's never gone out of style in Hollywood? Cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name. Even today, as social media influences celebrities to be more authentic and accessible, new stars have traded their names for shorter or more-memorable zingers. Here are a few memorable celebrities with last stage names starting with the letter “B”:

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Anne Bancroft – Anne Italiano

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Brigitte Bardot – Camille Javal

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Rona Barrett – Rona Burstein

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Gene Barry – Eugene Klass

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John Barrymore – John Blythe

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Orson Bean – Dallas Burrows

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Tony Bennett – Anthony Dominick Benedetto

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Jack Benny – Benjamin Kubelsky

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Milton Berle – Milton Berlinger

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Irving Berlin – Israel Baline

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Joey Bishop – Joseph Gottlieb

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Amanda Blake – Beverly Louise Neill

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Robert Blake – Michael Gubitosi

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Victor Borge – Borge Rosenbaum

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Big Bopper – Jiles Perry Richardson

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Ernest Borgnine – Ermes Effron Borgnino

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David Bowie – David Robert Jones

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Life On The DMZ

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a region on the Korean peninsula that demarcates North Korea from South Korea. Roughly following the 38th parallel, the 150-mile-long DMZ incorporates territory on both sides of the cease-fire line as it existed at the end of the Korean War (1950-53).

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From their hilltop checkpoint, the soldiers who guard South Korea’s border can see for miles across the Demilitarized Zone, to a small city in the distance on the north side. This tidy collection of high-rises and low-slung buildings is surrounded by agricultural fields. North Koreans call the place Kijong-dong, or Peace Village.

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The multinational troops on the South Korean side have a different name for it: Propaganda Village.

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South Korea has long contended that Kijong-dong is a façade manned by the North Korean military. Some of the buildings have their windows painted on, said Cmdr. Robert Watt of the combined Southern forces. Other tall structures appear to be shells; when night falls, light shines brightly in upper windows but is dim closer to the ground, suggesting there are no floors or walls inside. Music blares from loudspeakers, drifting eerily across the winter-browned countryside. A towering flagpole rises high above.

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North Korea created all this, Watt said, in hopes of persuading South Koreans to defect, as in: What a nice city. I’d like to live there.

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Kijong-dong aerial view

Not to be outdone and one mile from Kijong-dong, on the south side of the border, is the village of Taesong-dong (aka Daeseong-dong). Its few hundred residents live in an in-between state—as residents of the DMZ, they are exempt from taxes and compulsory military service, but these perks come at the price of their freedom. Only individuals who lived in the village before the Korean War, or are descendants of those who did, are allowed to move to the village. An 11 p.m. curfew is strictly enforced, and relocation is prohibited.

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Taesong-dong, South Korea

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The opposing villages, which sit one mile opposite one another, offer a study in the often ridiculous one-upmanship between North and South Korea. In the 1980s, the South Korean government erected a 323-foot-tall pole in Taesong-dong and flew the country's flag. North Korea responded by building a 525-foot flagpole—then the tallest in the world—and raised an even larger flag over Kijong-dong.

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Dueling flagpoles

The flag was but one tactic in North Korea's nationalism offensive. Until 2004, loudspeakers in Kijong-dong blared propaganda messages praising the country and encouraging residents of the south to defect. When this approach failed to lure South Koreans across the border, the speakers began blasting 20 daily hours of anti-Western rhetoric, communist operas, and strident marching music. There has been no reported increase in defection following the switch.

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Irish Leather Boats

Did they really have them? That is what many people wondered. There is an Irish legend that has been around for 1,400 years.

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It says that an Irish monk explorer named St. Brendan sailed over 2,600 miles of open sea and through all sorts of stormy weather in a leather boat.

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Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, recently, Timothy Severin, a teacher, thought it might be true and decided to test it out. With the help and advice of others, he built a 34-foot boat that was made of a wood frame and covered with rawhide.

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The Brendan

The leather was tanned and made stronger with oak stain. After that, grease was rubbed into it. Five men, including Timothy, sailed from Ireland to America in this boat. They went through huge waves with only one-fourth of an inch of rawhide between them and the rough seas.

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They made the journey successfully, proving that the voyage of St. Brendan could actually have taken place. Timothy and his friends had made the same trip in the same type of boat the Irish monk would have used.

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Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear invented the process of turning raw rubber into a usable product.

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Before Goodyear’s invention, rubber melted, decomposed and became sticky in heat. The process Goodyear invented, called vulcanization, solved these problems and created a major world industry.

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Goodyear was the first American to vulcanize rubber, a process which he discovered in 1839.

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Unfortunately, Goodyear’s experiments were very expensive, and in order to complete them he had to borrow a lot of money. It was ten years from the time he started on his project until he obtained his patents in 1844.

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In spite of the success of his work and the enthusiasm with which it was greeted, because of the money he had to borrow, he had to spend the rest of his life in poverty.

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Many people think Goodyear invented the automobile tire and owned the Goodyear Tire Company. Actually, he had nothing to do with either the tire or the company. And in sad fact, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1898 (38 years after Goodyear’s death) and named after Goodyear by Frank Seiberling.

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Weird Crab Defences

The spider crab not only plants its own seaweed garden, but it plants the garden right on its own body! This crab snatches pieces of seaweed, cuts them into smaller pieces, and attaches the cuttings to the hairs on its legs and shell.

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The seaweed cuttings take root on the crab, and eventually grow to completely cover it. By the time the spider crab is finished with its garden, it looks just like a mass of seaweed, and is perfectly hidden from its enemies.

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Another kind of crab, the tiny coral-gall crab, collects small sea creatures called corals and places them all around its body. As a coral grows, it surrounds itself with a shell, and when it dies, the shell remains. So the coral-gall crab soon finds itself surrounded by a coral shell, with small holes in the shell where the corals once lived. These holes permit water and food particles to reach the imprisoned crab.

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So while the coral shell protects the crab from its enemies, the crab can never escape from its shell. It spends the rest of its life locked inside the coral!

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Ada Deer And The Menominee Land

In the 1970s, a young Menominee woman named Ada Deer decided to take on the U.S. government to save her tribe’s land.

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In 1970, the Menominee had become the first tribe to lose its reservation due to a government policy known as termination. The goal of termination was to dissolve reservations so that the government could save the money it spent on maintaining them.

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As the vice president of the National Committee to Save the Menominee People and Forest, Deer traveled to Washington, D.C., and spoke before Congress. In passionate speeches, she explained how termination violated the United States’s promise in an 1854 treaty that her tribe would have their reservation forever.

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Largely because of her efforts, the government at last admitted its mistake. President Richard M. Nixon signed the Menominee Restoration Act of 1973, which gave the Menominee their reservation back.

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President Nixon signs the Menominee Restoration Act

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In 1993, Deer was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior by President Bill Clinton and served as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1993 to 1997.

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Why Touch-Me-Not?

The incredible touch me not plant, or Mimosa, is a most fascinating plant and is found all over the world.

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Touch-me-not or Sensitive plant or touchmenot or Mimosa

It is a member of the mimosa family, also known as humble plant, or shameful plant and isn’t related to ferns at all.

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The touch-me-not, better known in some places as the “sensitive” plant, instantaneously closes its leaves and takes on a wilted look when touched. The plant will do the same in rain and sometimes with changes in light.

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These types of movements are called seismonastic movements. The movement occurs when cells lose turgor pressure, which is the force that is applied to the cell wall. When the plant is disturbed, the stems are stimulated to release chemicals which force water out of the cells, resulting in cell collapse, and closing of the leaflets. Many scientists believe that the plant uses this ability to shrink as a defense from predators like animals and bugs.

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As with other mimosa varieties, from bushes to trees, its flowers are hairy-looking, almost like pink or purple puffballs.

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Now my wife knows the true reason why our mimosa tree's leaves curl up when she touches them--I had her convinced that she was toxic and shouldn't touch them!!


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Now my wife knows the true reason why our mimosa tree's leaves curl up when she touches them--I had her convinced that she was toxic and shouldn't touch them!!


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Could The Recent California Earthquakes Trigger Yellowstone’s Supervolcano?

Experts are baffled by the shifting patterns of geyser eruptions in Yellowstone National Park, leading to fears the world’s biggest supervolcano could blow. Earthquakes and increased geyser activity have sparked anxiety of an imminent eruption. The Yellowstone Caldera is home to a dormant supervolcano, which could cause mass destruction if it erupted again.

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So far this year the Steamboat Geyser has erupted 25 times, according to the USGS, putting it on track to break the yearly record of 32 eruptions. The USGS says the Steamboat Geyser erupted seven times in June alone and broke the record for the shortest interval between eruptions.

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Steamboat Geyser

However, the USGS says the recent Californian earthquakes won't trigger a volcanic eruption at Yellowstone, although they still can have an impact on lesser volcanoes.

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"Earthquakes like those of the past week are unlikely to trigger volcanic eruptions, although they might trigger microearthquakes at some volcanoes."

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If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park ever had another massive eruption, it could spew ash for thousands of miles across the United States, damaging buildings, smothering crops, and shutting down power plants. It'd be a huge disaster.

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A super-eruption would be horrific — though also pretty unlikely.

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Unlikely scenario

But that doesn't mean we should all start freaking out. The odds of that happening are thankfully pretty low. The Yellowstone supervolcano — thousands of times more powerful than a regular volcano — has only had three truly enormous eruptions in history. The USGS further says:

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"The last lava eruption was 70,000 years ago, and the last huge explosion was 631,000 years ago. To get magma to the surface, you need pressure and a volume of eruptible magma. The magma reservoir at Yellowstone is mostly solid. And there's no indication of pressurization."

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