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Bestselling children's author Andrew Clements grew up in New Jersey and Illinois and is a teacher by trade. Clements worked in the publishing business before becoming an author and has more than 9 million books in print ... More »

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Some interesting facts about Andrew Carnegie include that he worked as a bobbin boy at the age of 13. He received his education through books at the local library, according to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. More »

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Some interesting facts about calcite are that it is part of the Earth's crust and has the chemical name of calcium carbonate. Its chemical formula is CaCO3. Calcite is found in nature in many different shapes and colors ... More »

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"The Report Card" by Andrew Clements demonstrates the often debilitating effects the arbitrary nature of the grading system, especially standardized testing, can have on children. Clements' novel is about an elementary s... More »

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One of the most interesting facts about Martin Cooper is that he created the first handheld mobile phone. Another interesting fact is that he was the first person to make a phone call with a handheld mobile phone in publ... More »

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There are many interesting facts about the light bulb, one of which is that the first electric light bulb was first invented in 1802 by Humphrey Devy. This rudimentary bulb consisted of a piece of carbon that glowed when... More »

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In addition to being considered one of the world's greatest inventors, another interesting fact about Thomas Edison is that he was famous for his dislike of sleep. Edison is also known for being incredibly strict with bo... More »

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