Lost National Museum of Brazil Artifacts, Swimming After You Eat, and Weird U.S. State Laws
Learn about what we lost in the blaze that destroyed the National Museum of Brazil; the myth that it’s dangerous to go swimming right after you eat; and some of the weirdest laws in U.S. states.
- Brazil’s National Museum Went Up in Flames This Weekend. Here’s What’s Left
- These Are the Strangest Laws in All 50 US States
Students at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro are collecting tourist photos of the National Museum of Brazil to help preserve what was lost. If you’ve been to the museum and you took photos, then you can send your pictures to email@example.com.
Sources for story on swimming after you eat:
- Is it true that it’s unsafe for children to swim right after eating? | BabyCenter
- Will swimming less than an hour after eating bring on cramps? | Snopes
- Myth or Fact: Should You Wait to Swim After Eating? | Duke Health
- The Claim: Never Swim After Eating | New York Times
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