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The Goddess of War and Wisdom who lives in Nashville, Tennessee

Everyone knows about the Parthenon the Ancient Greeks built to honor Athena–their goddess of war and wisdom. But did you know Nashville, Tennessee has built a replica that houses a full-size Athena statue? It is free to visit but about $6/person to enter and see the art gallery and statue.

There’s no pictures allowed in the art gallery on the bottom floor, but when you come upstairs you see…

The perspective is off on this panorama, but the room is lined with columns.


Rio Recap

Just a few great moments from America’s stellar and record-breaking performances  at the 2016 Rio Olympics. All photos are from Getty Images.

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.
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Katie Ledecky is making a name for herself as a world record setter and breaker, and won more medals than any other woman at the Rio Games.
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Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win a gold in Olympic swimming, with a win in the 100 meter.
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Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kochian, and Gabby Douglas soared to worldwide attention and victory in women’s gymnastics.
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The American men’s and women’s teams won both 4 x 400 meter track & field relays, with English Gardener and Tori Bowie starring.
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Ashton Eaton became best all around athlete by winning the decathlon.
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America ended up with the most medals, 121: 46 gold, 37 silver, 38 bronze.

In Search of Buried Treasure

Treasure Island, an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure novel, was Disney’s first live-action film, made in 1950.

It is very true to the book and a great family adventure movie!

Watch it here:

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