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Denim pants hanging at a display

When cotton pants no longer worked as a durable enough fabric, the French decided to create a different kind of weave: a twill weave that includes one blue thread and one white thread. This came to be known as the infamous denim.

The denim is named after Serge de Nimes, a small town in France, where this fabric is believed to have originated. The actual reason for its origin is speculated. Some believe that it was made for the miners, and that it was made during the California gold rush (1800s), when thousands of men came to America, to find treasure in the rocky sands.

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Fighting Covid the alkaline way, a doctor shows how. Pixabay

The two most populous states in the United States, California, and Texas, have long competed to attract companies and talent. Data from the 2020 U.S. census show that Texas is drawing more people, including Californians. Texans have a saying: “Everything is bigger in Texas.” By size, it is the largest state in the contiguous U.S. There are many reasons why the state’s population is also getting bigger. “Your quality of life is so much higher here in Austin,” said Alex Backus, who moved with his teenage daughter from San Jose, California, to the Texas capital almost two years ago.

Backus has been bouncing back and forth between the two states over the years. He said that while he missed the outdoor activities and mild weather in California’s Bay Area, it is not a financially friendly place for young adults such as his daughter. “Most of the kids that are in the Bay Area and they graduate, they kind of need to leave the Bay Area because it’s so expensive. I kind of figured in Austin, there was a shot that she might actually choose to try to stay in Austin to go to college and start her life,” Backus explained.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex in Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden. Wikimedia Commons

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur kings probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple of million years, a new study finds.

Using calculations based on body size, sexual maturity, and the creatures’ energy needs, a team at the University of California, Berkeley figured out just how many T. rex lived over 127,000 generations, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science. It’s a first-of-its-kind number, but just an estimate with a margin of error that is the size of a T. rex.

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Places to visit near Mammath Lakes. Pixabay

Call it a safety precaution or your chance to finally have some “me time” in the pandemic, solo travel is unquestionably one thing that is bound to appeal to young travelers, especially women. Owing to various outdoor activities, Mammoth Lakes in California is one location that naturally lends itself to social distancing.

From superb views on hiking trails to thrilling rides at the number one bike park within the USA, summertime is jam-packed with outdoor activities. Whether you’re exploring the geographic area on horseback or sampling exquisite cuisines at a festival, Mammoth Lakes delivers excitement for everybody. In fact, this small mountain city has no shortage of water adventures. The clear and pristine lakes are perfect for dipping your toes or catching a trophy trout, beckon.

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