Posts by Sarah Currier

Sarah Currier

Sarah Currier is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Based in central Iowa, she is currently enrolled at Iowa State University and is working toward a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in English. She loves all things creative, and when she’s not writing, you can find her immersed in the worlds of television, film, and literature.

June 22, 2024

The Decimal Point Is a Lot Older Than We Thought

For centuries, the earliest known use of the decimal point appeared in 1593, when the German mathematician Christopher Clavius wrote it in an astronomy book. Since then, it has radically changed the course of mathematics. However, it was recently discovered that the first documented use of the decimal point was not in 1593 but over 100 years before in Renaissance Italy.

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June 14, 2024

98-Year-Old World War II Veteran Finally Gets His High School Diploma

Maryland resident Richard Remp was 17 when he dropped out of high school to enlist in the military during World War II. After this, he remained in the Marines and went on to serve in the Korean War, and then in the Vietnam War as a decorated gunnery sergeant. But despite his distinguished military career, Remp—like so many men and women who served in World War II—never received his high school diploma.

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June 11, 2024

Fashion Designer Creates Stunning Geometric Outfits Including World’s First 3D-Printed Wedding Dress

Legendary fashion designer Iris van Herpen is known for the sleek symmetry and bold geometric patterns in her designs. She's an innovative favorite amongst entertainers, having dressed everyone from Beyoncé and Hunter Schaefer to Ali Wong and Elizabeth Debicki. But recently, the iconic designer created something extra special for a Brazilian lawyer named Mariana Pavani. The bride-to-be worked with van Herpen to achieve the perfect look for her wedding.

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