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Who made the first rocket?

Hint: Not Elton John


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'Dark' archaeologists scour melting ice for ancient artifacts | Popular Science

“Glaciers are melting faster than ever, and while that might spell disaster for the planet, it has opened up a new field of research called glacial archaeology. Artifacts, bodies, and viruses frozen deep in ice for millions of years are now thawing out and washing to the surface; the warmer climate is also allowing archaeologists to navigate areas that were once too dangerous to excavate.”

Netflix killed the vibe. Switch to a platform that has more content for less cash | StackSocial

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Our favorite conspiracy theories from the FEMA alert yesterday | The Futurist

The Internet did its thing when FEMA decided to test its Federal Emergency Broadcast System. As expected, conspiracy theorists decided to earn their paychecks. Enjoy these takes on people freaking out over a notification on their phone.

How to watch the 2023 MLB playoffs and World Series with and without cable | Mashable

“It's playoff baseball time. For the second straight year, a dozen teams will appear in the postseason — an increase from the 10 teams of years past. Could the Orioles magic come through for the first time since 1983? Will the Atlanta Braves, the favorites to win it all, pull off their second win in three years? No matter what's in store, it's sure to be an eventful postseason you don't want to miss. If you're planning out your playoff viewing schedule, we've got you covered. Even if you canceled your cable subscription a long time ago, there are plenty of ways you can tune in live. Here's how to watch the MLB playoffs in 2023 so you don't miss a pitch.”

The 15-Minute City conspiracy theory goes mainstream | Wired

“The idea of a 15-minute city has been around for almost a decade and was first posited in 2015 by Carlos Moreno, a French urban designer and professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. He described his idea as cities that ‘should be designed so that within the distance of a 15-minute walk or bike ride, people should be able to access work, housing, food, health, education, culture, and leisure.’”

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Fat Bear Week is here. Meet the competition | Weather.com

“Fat Bear Week pits the biggest bears at Katmai National Park against each other for voters to pick the fattest bear. This year, new bears are participating. For animal lovers, this may be one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. Fat Bear Week gives voters the opportunity to pick the fattest grizzly at Alaska’s Katmai National Park.”

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Trivia Answer: Robert Goddard in 1926

Trivia Answer: Robert Goddard in 1926

From the NASA rocket page: “American college professor and scientist Robert Goddard built and flew the world's first liquid propellant rocket on March 16, 1926. Its flight, though unimpressive (it climbed only 12.5 meters), was the forerunner of the Saturn V Moon rocket 43 years later.”