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Swedish School Considers Banning Homework

Summer vacation means no more school but even more appealing to kids, no more homework. The small town of Hallstahammars, Sweden is considering banning homework completely.  Leena Millberg, the head of schools in the town says government officials are investigating the proposal.

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Getty Images, photo by Jonathan Wood
Getty Images, photo by Jonathan Wood

New Shower Recycles Water to Cut Water Usage up to 80%

The astronauts do it so why not us? They recycle their water when they are on the International Space Station. Swedish industrial designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi has devised a way to recycle shower water that will save water consumption as much as 80%. To top it off, taking a shower will use only 5 liters of water or 1.32 gallons.

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Two Women and Four Men Win the Ice Pole Sitting Contest in Sweden

The idea is to sit on a block of ice that stands about three feet tall and one foot square and stay there for 48 hours; it’s called the Ice Pole Sitting Contest and carries a prize of $3,100 for the winners

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One Time in History There Was a February 30th

February is the month on our calendar that has 29 days except during a leap year when there are 28. There was a time in history that there was a February 30th! It happened only once and it was in Sweden and Finland in 1712

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