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  • What do cooking, jewelry and boats have in common?
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    What do cooking, jewelry and boats have in common?

    ADVERTISEMENT The invention of the wheel is often considered to be the greatest invention of all time. Many people might argue the internet was a better invention, but we’ll save that for another time. Invented around 3,500 BCE, the wheel was an incredible invention, but many inventions came before it that changed humanity forever. Clothes… More

  • Everything you wanted to know about Leif Erikson
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    Everything you wanted to know about Leif Erikson

    ADVERTISEMENT Let’s be honest; we’ve always been obsessed with explorers. As kids, we would always pretend to discover new lands and claim them for our own, and travel the world with a band of brothers who want nothing more than to learn even more about this wonderful world. In fact, many of us wanted to… More

  • Why do drawn hearts look nothing like real hearts
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    Why do drawn hearts look nothing like real hearts

    ADVERTISEMENT Let’s face it; we’ve all drawn about 238845 hearts on our notebooks before. Whether they professed your love for your favorite boyband member (duh, of course it was Justin Timberlake) or the guy from your chemistry class, there was just something so fun about showing your love off to the world in the form… More

  • Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving
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    Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving

    ADVERTISEMENT Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Many of us heard the stories of how the day came to be while we were growing up, but there was something we never learned. Why do we sit down to a turkey each year? What is the story behind this poultry-inspired menu? History… More

  • Everything you wanted to know about St. Patrick’s day
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    Everything you wanted to know about St. Patrick’s day

    ADVERTISEMENT When you think of Ireland, you probably think of Guinness, the color green, rainbows, the Shamrock, leprechauns, and the good ol’ pot ‘o gold at the end of the rainbow. While those who don’t live in Ireland rarely associate with their customs and culture, there is one part of the Irish tradition that has… More

  • The invention of zero
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    The invention of zero

    ADVERTISEMENT We use numbers in our lives more than we ever consciously think. Our phones, laptops, and watches would be nothing without numbers, and we wouldn’t be able to pay for anything or be able to use the internet. But there is one number that stands above them all: zero. Used in everything from binary… More

  • The story of Egypt
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    The story of Egypt

    ADVERTISEMENT If you’ve ever been to Egypt, you’ll know that it’s a flowing metropolis of the old and the new – and it’s pretty darn great. Standing alongside the modern streets of Cairo are the Ancient Pyramids which we associate with the Pharaohs, their hieroglyphs, ancient tombs, famous leaders, and of course, a love for… More

  • Everything you wanted to know about Blackbeard
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    Everything you wanted to know about Blackbeard

    ADVERTISEMENT Ahoy me hearties! Here be a tale of the most notorious plunderer the seven seas did ever see! Okay, enough of the pirate talk for now, here are several facts about the most famous pirate there ever was, Blackbeard. A pirate so famous that statues have been made of him which can be seen… More

  • The story of John Dowland
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    The story of John Dowland

    ADVERTISEMENT If only we had a penny for every time we’d been asked about John Dowland! The former servant rose from the French lower classes to become one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance era. Interestingly, he was not French. It was believed he was born in Dublin, Ireland, although exact records of… More

  • Unusual trends that only exist in Europe
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    Unusual trends that only exist in Europe

    ADVERTISEMENT Ah, Europe. The home of beautiful art, high-class fashion, delicious food and some pretty weird trends. Although they are not spoken about as much as the more glamorous side of things, there are certainly plenty of odd, unusual and downright weird customs, traditions and trends. Here are some of the most bizarre. Death cleaning… More

  • How does a compass work
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    How does a compass work

    ADVERTISEMENT We’re always told, if you’re lost in the woods or the wilderness, a compass is the best way of finding your way home. No matter where in the world you are standing, your compass will point toward the North pole. Now, if you think about it, that’s a pretty amazing thing and something that… More

  • Is Eating Pizza For Breakfast Bad For You?
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    Is Eating Pizza For Breakfast Bad For You?

    ADVERTISEMENT We’ve all tucked into a takeaway on a Friday night, and found ourselves with some leftovers. Now, if you’re anything like us, you’re going to box up or refrigerate these leftovers so you can enjoy them the next day. Who among us hasn’t, on occasion, tucked into a delicious slice of cold takeaway pizza… More

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