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October 15, 2021

Animator and Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson Who Worked With Walt Disney Dies at the Age of 111

Embed from Getty Images Ruthie Tompson, an animator and certified Disney Legend, had one of the longest histories at The Walt Disney Company, even working directly with Walt and Roy O. Disney in the animation studio’s earliest days. Officially starting her career as a painter in the company’s Ink & Paint Department, she later went on to fulfill other important roles in scene planning, final check, and the camera department.

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September 27, 2021

NASA Will Launch James Webb Space Telescope To Capture Cosmic Views of the Universe

A new dawn is emerging in the realm of space exploration and discovery. Ushering in that progress is a new joint NASA, ESA, and CSA space telescope: the James Webb Space Telescope, named after former NASA administrator James E. Webb. Scheduled to launch from the shores of French Guiana in December, it will be the largest and most powerful telescope ever put into space.

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September 20, 2021

World’s Largest Tree Is Wrapped in Protective Foil Blanket To Keep It Safe From Wildfires

The monumental General Sherman is the world’s largest tree (by volume) and is located in California’s Sequoia National Park. At 275 feet high and over 36 feet in diameter, the tree is taller than the Statue of Liberty and truly a sight to behold—but it’s also in danger. As wildfires rage in the state, General Sherman has been wrapped in aluminum-based burn-resistant materials in order to protect it from the nearby flames.

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September 9, 2021

Limited Edition Pokémon x OREO Cookies Are Like Edible Pokémon Cards

Remember trading Pokémon cards? Cookie brand OREO has teamed up with Pokémon to offer limited edition packs, encouraging you to not only “catch 'em all,” but eat ‘em all, too. Each Pokémon x Oreo pack features the iconic pocket monsters—including Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle—embossed on Oreo's classic chocolate cookies with vanilla cream filling. Similar to finding rare characters in Pokémon games, some of OREO’s cookies are harder to find than others.

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