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50 miles North of London, sits Cambridge University, host to 30 colleges, the most renowned being Trinity College.

Cambridge alumni include a large number of the world’s greatest scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians, writers and philosophers. 


The list includes: Sir Issac Newton, Sir Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Jane Goodall, Robert Oppenheimer, J.J. Thompson, John Maynard Keynes, Leo Strauss, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, Michael Crichton, Vladmir Nabokov, Nick Drake, John Rutter, E.M. Forster, Lord Byron, Francis Crick and James Watson.



Cambridge has been home to 65 Nobel Prize winners. This is the largest number of any university in the world. 
Old School Graduation Today

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Iceland Is Green. Greenland Is Ice



The Vikings sent word back to Norway that their island was actually an ice-land, but that another island — more distant, larger and indeed covered by ice — was inhabitable green-land.
It won't rain today... but it might snow



Part Hawaii and part Alaska, the landscape is an amalgam of both: lava rocks and the black sandy beaches of Kona, the bedrock and glacier waters of Juneau and the annual rainfall and percipitation of Ketchikan.

The Vikings were fierce people to venture out into these lands. We may never know exactly why they sailed here but we know how they did it. The had help in the form of a stone known as The Viking Compass.When Leif Eriksson ventured far out into the Atlantic, away from any coastline that could help them determine their position, they had a secret gem weapon: the Ocean Sapphire, aka, Iolite. The Viking Mariners used thin pieces of it as the world's first polarized sun glasses! Crystal Magic Power. As long as the sun was visable, latitude could be determined, but in bad weather, these Norse Navigators looked through an iolite lens. So, with the sun hidden by clouds, they were STILL able to determine the exact position of the sun, and navigate their way safely to the New World known as Iceland...and beyond


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Santa Monica Beach by Palisades Park, with views over the Pacific Ocean. 

The Mother Road, Route 66,  ends right here.

Santa Monica Pier Group 

The Pacific Ocean

Malibu is in the distance 
Away from Los Angry Cars (Los Angeles), you can smell the roses