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Photo Of The Day: Two-Year-Old Girl Breaks Archery Record

Two-year-old sets record in archery

Image Source: BBC News

In 2015 and at the tender age of two, Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at an archery trial.

The now three-year-old archery champion hails from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh—as well as a family of trained archers. With regular training since birth and a father who runs an archery school, it is no wonder why Dolly set a new national record in the sport.

Why You Need To Drop What You’re Doing And Hop On The Trans-Siberian Railway

Transsiberian Railway Red Arrow

The classic Red Arrow line connects St. Petersburg and Moscow, and for many travelers, this is where the train journey across Russia begins. Source: John Schellhase (Used by permission. All rights reserved.)

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway remains one of the grand adventures of world travel. Most travelers, though not all, make stops along the 6,000 miles of track that cross seven time zones between Moscow and the Pacific Ocean. Some passengers disembark to see old monasteries or exquisite churches, others to explore Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake. In the end, though, the charm of the journey is found aboard the train itself. The tracks crisscrossing Siberia seduce sojourners through five gentle – yet hard to find – pleasures.

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Mother Teresa, The Nun Who Wore A Sari

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Mother Teresa’s statue in her birthplace of Tirana, Albania. Image Source: Dennis Jarvis, Flickr

Once the capital of colonial India, Kolkata was also the home of the world’s most famous nun—a nun who did not wear a religious habit, but a white sari with thin blue stripes: Mother Teresa.

Today, 18 years after her death, the city that once served as the headquarters of the East India Company continues to struggle with poverty and economic inequality, two of the very issues to which Teresa devoted her life.

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Photo Of The Day: Meet An 11th Generation Lincoln

Ralph Lincoln 11th Generation Lincoln

Image Source: reddit

The image above pairs the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, with Ralph Lincoln, an 11th generation Lincoln and third cousin of the late president.

On Ralph’s website:

My name is Ralph C Lincoln and I am honored to be an 11th generation Lincoln. Who also shares the same Great-Grandfather as one of America’s greatest Presidents. If you visit Fayette County in Pennsylvania, you will find a small, obscure cemetery where members of the Lincoln family are buried, including Abraham Lincoln’s great uncle Mordecai, who served in the revolutionary war, and his son Benjamin. Mordecai Lincoln is my 5th generation great grandfather, which makes me a third cousin of the President.

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