This High School Unearthed A Shocking 100-Year-Old Secret

During the autumn months of 1917 — a year in which the first jazz record was released, the Ford Model T ran the roads, and the “Great War” waged on — a classroom in Oklahoma City received new blackboards. Though it’s a rather mundane moment in history, this simple act preserved a sliver of time that would remain undiscovered and undisturbed for one hundred years. Original Article: Little Things When contractors began work on four classrooms of Emerson High School, they knew their remodel would improve education — but they never expected it would impact local history. Looking to upgrade the rooms with new whiteboards and smartboards, the workers had to first remove the outdated chalkboards. But when they began to pull away the old boards, they made a startling discovery… Beneath the current boards rested another set of chalkboards — untouched for nearly 100 years. Protected and totally undisturbed, the century-old writings and drawings looked like they were made just yesterday. Here, a November calendar rolls into December. A turkey marks the celebration of Thanksgiving. A multiplication table gives us a glimpse into the curriculum and methods taught in 1917, techniques perhaps lost in the passage of time. When regarding a wheel of multiplication, Principal Sherry Kishore told The Oklahoman, “I have never seen that technique in my life.” But Oklahoma City school officials aren’t just shocked by what is written, but how it is written. Penmanship like this is clearly a lost art. This board reads, “I give my head, my heart, and my life to my God and One nation indivisible with justice for all.” Within...

Friendly Bear Gives These Humans a Wave

YouTube user Samson Lee and Kayleigh (the woman in the video) went to see the waving bears, and “(they) did not disappoint.” When Kayleigh flashes a big, waving hand at the bear, it waves back! Isn’t he friendly?! From what we can gather, these bears are somewhat of a novelty in Washington state. To make this bear even more awesome, it catches a piece of bread Kayleigh throws to him like a boss. Original Article:...