Introducing Miss America (5 photos)

Miss Indiana Katie Stam was crowned Miss America 2009 among the 52 young women that competed for the title Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 22-year-old beauty said being named Miss America 2009 at this weekend’s pageant in Las Vegas was “a dream come true.” Miss America 2009, the 84th Miss America pageant, was held at the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on January 24, 2009. The pageant was broadcast live on TLC from the Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, only the fourth time that the pageant has been held outside Atlantic City, New Jersey. All contestants were required to be between the ages of 17-24, unmarried and a citizen of the United States. They were also required to meet residency and education requirements. Congrats Katie!

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January 16, 2017

Rare Ruby Seadragon Is Spotted Alive for the First Time

While a ruby seadragon may sound like a mythical creature taken from the pages of a fairy tale, this incredibly rare animal was spotted in the deep waters of Western Australia for the first time. Recently, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Western Australian Museum observed two ruby seadragons for 30 minutes using a mini remotely-operated vehicle.

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January 16, 2017

Heavy Snowfall in Kyoto Turns the City Into a Beautiful Winter Wonderland

With temperatures dipping to below zero degrees Celsius, Kyoto experienced its coldest days yet this past weekend. And while it snows occasionally in Japan’s most beautiful of cities, rarely does it stick. Locals and visitors were in for a spectacular treat this weekend, as the low temperatures allowed for a heavier snowfall that blanketed the city’s world famous monuments.

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