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Icebergs are blue or green

Icebergs are blue or green

An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water Here are some facts about icebergs: The term “iceberg” refers to chunks of ice larger than 5 meters (16 feet) across. It is one word Smaller icebergs, known as bergy bitsand growlers The word “iceberg” is a partial loan translation from Dutch ijsberg, … Continue reading

Surfs up!

Surfs up!

Surfing’s roots lie in premodern Hawaii and Polynesia, where the sport was practiced by both men and women from all social strata from royalty to commoners.  “Despite deep social divisions, the waves are democratic. Rich and poor share the waves all day and into the evening” When missionaries arrive to Hawaii late 1700’s they ban surfing for … Continue reading