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Tzvi Rubin
Attended Open University of Israel
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YouTube has featured an April Fools prank on the site on April 1 of every year since 2008:

•2008: All the links to the videos on the main page were redirected to Rick Astley's music video "Never Gonna Give You Up", a prank known as "Rickrolling".
•2009: When clicking on a video on the main page, the whole page turned upside down. YouTube claimed that this was a new layout.
•2010: YouTube temporarily released a "TEXTp" mode, which translated the colors in the videos to random upper case letters. YouTube claimed in a message that this was done in order to reduce bandwidth costs by $1 per second.
•2011: The site celebrated its "100th anniversary" with a "1911 button" and a range of sepia-toned silent, early 1900s-style films, including "Flugelhorn Feline", a parody of Keyboard Cat.
•2012: Clicking on the image of a DVD next to the site logo led to a video about "The YouTube Collection", an option to order every YouTube video for home delivery on DVD, videocassette, Laserdisc, or Betamax tapes. The spoof promotional video promised "It's the complete YouTube experience completely offline."
•2013: YouTube teamed up with newspaper satire company The Onion to claim that the video sharing website was launched as a contest which had finally come to an end, and would announce a winner of the contest when the site went back up in 2023. A video of two presenters announcing the nominees streamed live for twelve hours.
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The Wikipedia biography controversy, also called the Seigenthaler incident, was a series of events that began in May 2005 with the anonymous posting of a hoax article in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia about John Seigenthaler, a well-known American journalist. The article falsely stated that Seigenthaler had been a suspect in the assassinations of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Then 78-year-old Seigenthaler, who had been a friend and aide to Robert Kennedy, characterized the Wikipedia entry about him as "Internet character assassination".

The hoax was not discovered and corrected until September 2005, after which Seigenthaler wrote about his experience in USA Today. The incident raised questions about the reliability of Wikipedia and other websites with user-generated content that lack the legal accountability of traditional newspapers and published materials.

In a December 13 interview, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales expressed his undiminished support for Wikipedia policy allowing articles to be edited by anonymous users and announced plans of a vandalism-control strategy.
 
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The Family Guy show has often been criticized for being too derivative of the Simpsons in both its premise as a working class couple with 3 children and for some of its plots. Many Family Guy plots in later seasons explored themes already explored in The Simpsons. Several episodes of The Simpsons, including "Missionary: Impossible," "Treehouse of Horror XIII," and "The Italian Bob" have poked fun at Family Guy, implying that MacFarlane's show is guilty of plagiarism. However, both MacFarlane and Simpsons creator Matt Groening have said that there is no serious feud between the two of them and their shows. Simpsons writer/producer Al Jean has described Family Guy as "a little too derivative of The Simpsons" and said it "should be more original."
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Australian English is a major variety of the English language and is used throughout Australia. Although English has no official status in the Constitution, Australian English is Australia's de facto official language and is the first language of the majority of the population.
Australian English started diverging from British English after the founding of the colony of New South Wales in 1788 and was recognised as being different from British English by 1820, arising from the intermingling of early settlers from a great variety of dialectal regions of the British Isles and quickly developed into a distinct variety of English.
Australian English differs from other varieties of English in vocabulary, accent, pronunciation, register, grammar and spelling.
Internationally well-known examples of Australian terminology include outback, meaning a remote, sparsely populated area, the bush, meaning either a native forest or a country area in general, and g'day (good day), a greeting. Dinkum, or fair dinkum means "true", or "is that true?", among other things, depending on context and inflection. The derivative dinky-di means "true" or devoted: a "dinky-di Aussie" is a "true Australian".
 
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Allegations that Barack Obama secretly follows a non-Christian religion, or that he is the anti-Christ foretold in Biblical prophecies, have been suggested since he campaigned for the U.S. Senate in 2004 and have proliferated since his election as President of the U.S. in 2008. As with conspiracy theories surrounding his citizenship status, these false claims are promoted by various fringe theorists and political opponents. U.S. bloggers and talk radio hosts have particularly promoted the theories. Despite the fact that these assertions are false, belief of these claims in the public sphere have endured and, in some cases, even expanded during Obama's Presidency according to the Pew Research Center, with over one in seven Americans (including one third of conservative Republicans) labeling him as a Muslim.
Though Obama is a practicing Christian, and he was chiefly raised by his mother and her Christian parents, both his father Barack Obama, Sr., with whom he lived only as a baby, and his stepfather Lolo Soetoro with whom he lived during his early childhood were nominally Muslims. This familial connection to Islam, among other things, is the basis of a common claim lodged by conspiracy theorists that Obama secretly practices Islam.
 
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Did you know that Google has been acquiring, on average, more than one company per week since 2010? Google has acquired over 100 companies, with its largest acquisition being the purchase of Motorola Mobility, a mobile device manufacturing company, for $12.5 billion. Many Google products originated as services provided by companies that Google has since acquired. For example, Google's first acquisition was the Usenet company Deja News, and its services became Google Groups. Similarly, Google acquired the web application company JotSpot, which became Google Sites and more.
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In the 1985 NBA All-Star Game, Isiah Thomas was joined on the Eastern Conference squad by star rookie Michael Jordan. Jordan wound up attempting nine shots, a relatively low number for a starting player. Afterward, Thomas and his fellow veteran East players were accused of having planned to "freeze out" Jordan from their offense by not passing him the ball, supposedly out of spite over the attention Jordan was receiving. No player involved has ever confirmed that the "freeze-out" occurred, but the story has been long reported, and has never been refuted by Jordan. Thomas has ridiculed the idea of him being the mastermind behind a supposed "freeze-out" as being "ludicrous" citing that he was a relatively young player on a team including Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Moses Malone. During Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame Induction, a ceremony in which Thomas introduced John Stockton, who was also being inducted, Jordan dismissed the concerns about a freeze-out having taken place, saying "I was just happy to be there, being the young guy surrounded by all these greats, I just wanted to prove myself and I hope that I did prove myself to you guys."
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The First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Biographers have rejected numerous false rumors that circulated about Lincoln. According to historian William E. Barton, there was a rumor "current in various forms in several sections of the South" that his biological father was Abraham Enloe - an African-American. Barton dismisses the rumors (which began in 1861, the same year Enloe died) as "false from beginning to end." Enloe publicly denied this connection to Lincoln but is reported to have privately confirmed it. A particularly strong case has been made by the town of Bostic, North Carolina, which has set up an entire museum to support the claims that Lincoln was born an illegitimate child from that town.
Mail received by Lincoln called him "a negro" and a "mulatto". According to Lincoln's law partner William H. Herndon, Lincoln had "very dark skin" and "his hair was dark, almost black". Abraham Lincoln described himself as "black" and his "complexion" in 1859 as "dark" but whether he meant either in an ancestral sense is unknown. During the Civil War the Charleston Mercury described him as being "of ... the dirtiest complexion" and asked "Faugh! After him what white man would be President?"
 
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa") in India.
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Introduction

My name is Tzvi Rubin (Julian); born 1954; live in Israel in a little desert town called Dimona (the setting of my first novel).


I have been an avid reader from early age and penned my first novel at the age of twelve in Hebrew.


By profession, I am an electronics and computer technician and those are the position I held in the Israeli army Signal Corps and upon my release, at Bezeq, the Israeli National Telecommunication Company.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in math and Jewish history at the Open University of Israel and make a living, mainly as an information specialist freelancer and as a math, English and science high school teacher.

I am also very interested in Bible history.


My first juvenile novel, The Orchid Grower, reflects many of my life experiences and interests (children, dogs, sports, science, Internet) . My main goal was to present to the young reader several scientific topics fluently interwoven into an adventure plot in order to encourage science, web and computer literacy among the young. I prefer to write for the pre-puberty age because those youngsters are old enough to understand and young enough not to lose optimism.

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  • Open University of Israel
  • Technion, Israel
  • Bezeq Telecommunications College, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Ami Asaf, Elementary School, Dimona, Israel
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Julian