When it comes to natural disasters, Oklahoma is known for its tornadoes. In fact, the state is even home to the Twister Museum . But a different sort of natural disaster struck this week. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook Oklahoma on Saturday, and was followed by a strong aftershock on Sunday. The quake knocked down a section of highway and parts of peoples homes, but luckily no fatalities or injuries were reported. Mostly, people's nerves are rattled. Do you know what to do in the event of an earthquake? Learn more .
The turnout for the first ever elections in Tunisia topped 70% of the population. How many Americans vote? Far more vote in the presidential election years, but many counties reported record low turnout this week, some as low as 10%. New Orleans, for example, recorded a 20% voter turnout. Why do you think so many Tunisians voted recently compared to so few Americans? Learn more .
In an effort to better engage with citizens in a modern way, the White House launched a website called "We the People," which allows anyone to create or sign a petition. And if the petition gains enough signatures, the White House has guaranteed an official response. After over 17,000 petitioned the government to disclose knowledge of extraterrestrials, the White House kept its word. But those with hopes of thrilling tales from Area 51 will be sorely disappointed. The official response stated that the "U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race." What question would you like the White House to respond to? Read the full E.T. petition and response here .
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