May 2, 2012

World Book Wednesday

Volume D

Dance- "In social dancing, the participants dance for their own pleasure rather than for the entertainment of an audience."

If this is a social dance, why am I, the audience, so entertained?

Detroit- "Detroit is Michigan's largest city and the sixth largest in the United States." Sadly, Detroit is now the 18th largest city in the nation. It has lost about half its population since 1978.

This skyline has changed very little over the years.
How can a city that gave us Mustangs and Motown Records not thrive?

Dry Cleaning- "At a self-service dry cleaner, people do their own cleaning in coin-operated machines. These machines clean various articles and tumble-dry them in a single operation."

Why doesn't this exist anymore?

Dugway- "Dugway is the central proving ground of the United States Army Chemical Corps. Tests are conducted there on chemical, biological, and radiological weapons. Dugway is 100 miles southwest of Salt Lake City Utah."

The preceding is the entire article on Dugway. A google search of 'Dugway German Village', 'Dugway Japanese Village', and 'Dugway sheep kill', reveals there is more to Dugway than World Book lets on.

The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, 1979. Includes all photos and quotations.

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