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  • 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

  • 5 traits all emotionally intelligent leaders share
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    5 traits all emotionally intelligent leaders share

    ADVERTISEMENT The best leaders in business are those who lead by example, and those who inspire and motivate. You know someone is a good leader when people want to work for them, and companies want to employ them; it seems like everyone is clamoring for a piece of them. But, what you might not know… More

  • What do we know about the pangea continent
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    What do we know about the pangea continent

    ADVERTISEMENT The world was not always as we know it to be. In fact, way back when, the Earth was markedly different from the planet we inhabit today. And we don’t just mean in terms of the way we live, and how technology has evolved. We are talking about the geography and topography of the… More

  • The story of Antartica
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    The story of Antartica

    ADVERTISEMENT Antarctica is one of the seven continents of the Earth, and the only one that is not inhabited by humans long-term. Because of the harsh terrain and unforgiving climate, it would be impossible for humans to live here, well, not for a long while at least. There are, of course, research bases dotted about,… More

  • Inventions that have changed the world
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    Inventions that have changed the world

    ADVERTISEMENT There are so many great inventions throughout human history that have made an impact on all of us. Some inventions have purely been to improve convenience in our way of life, but some have truly and irrevocably changed the world. When we look back through time, we will be able to point to a… More

  • The life of Elvis Presley
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    The life of Elvis Presley

    ADVERTISEMENT Elvis Aaron Presley. Perhaps one of the most recognizable names in the world. It’s arguable whether there has been a single musician more influential or important than Elvis. He is largely responsible for shaping the landscape of modern popular music and remains one of the biggest-selling and most popular artists of all time. The… More

  • Censorship of Books Is a Slippery Slope and This Shouldn’t Need to Be Said
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    Censorship of Books Is a Slippery Slope and This Shouldn’t Need to Be Said

    A frank discussion about free speech, censorship, and historical context might be at best overdue, at worst, too late; but, in light of a recent incident — a Minnesota public school has now removed two classic pieces of literature from its required reading list — it is grimly apparent Americans have capriciously dismissed from memory… More

  • The myth behind the unicorns
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    The myth behind the unicorns

    ADVERTISEMENT These mythical creatures have been in paintings, stories, and legends for as long as most of us can remember. Unicorns are so impressive that Scotland has even made the creatures their national animal as well as having them appear on their Royal Coat of Arms. With so many myths surrounding the beings, could there… More

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