• National Geographic 129 Years Old. Read One at the Orthodontist

  • On this day in 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded. Their goal was “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”

    The 33 men who originally met to form the National Geographic Society were an eclectic group of   geographers, explorers, teachers, lawyers, cartographers, military officers and financiers. They were all interested in scientific and geographical knowledge. They also felt Americans were ready to learn about the world around them.


    Great pictures from National Geographic.

    Nine months after its inception, the Society published its first issue of National Geographic magazine. With revenues from the magazine the group sponsored expeditions and research projects. Today, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions.

    The latest magazine included articles by these titles: 

    Do Animals Go to War?

    In the brutal animal kingdom, chimpanzees gang up to expand territory, and ants raid other colonies to take slaves.

    8 Vintage Pictures Show the Global History of Rubber

    The flexible substance that gave us tires and balloons is key to the story of colonialism.

    Billionaire Conservationist’s Yacht Damages Coral Reef

    Paul Allen’s vessel Tatoosh has allegedly damaged coral in the Cayman Islands, although that’s not the biggest threat to the reef.

    Photos of the Desperate Effort to Control Zika Virus

    The city of Recife in northeastern Brazil is particularly hard hit by the emerging disease.

    Internet Giants Struggle to Keep Ivory Off the Market

    Yahoo, Google, eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist have all come under fire for perpetuating, not preventing, the ivory trade.


    These great reading opportunities are just one more reason to come see Dr. Croft today!