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Holidays

The Strange and Twisted History of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018

Here are some facts about Thanksgiving that are darker than the turkey’s dark meat, and more alarming than your aunt’s green gelatin casserole.  Be Glad You're Eating Turkey  We often think of the Pilgrims as the inventors of Thanksgi...

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It’s Almost Wolfenoot!

November 16, 2018

Here’s the lowdown — and adorable origin story — of the world’s newest and fluffiest holiday. A day just for dogs There are so many holidays to celebrate different members of the family — Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Grandparen...

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Forgotten Halloween Traditions

October 30, 2018

How are you celebrating All Hallow’s Eve? Trick-or-treating, taking someone trick-or-treating, or bobbing for apples? You probably won’t get up to some of these old-fashioned things.  Apple Wedding  A Scottish tradition that spread to...

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What’s Really In a Witch’s Potion?

October 30, 2018

In countless movies, TV shows, and plays — particularly Shakespeare’s spooky Macbeth — witches are depicted stirring up a cauldron full of a nasty and powerful potion that will make others do who knows what. All the ingredients inevitably co...

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National Burrito Day

History and Origins of Burritos

April 5, 2018

Here’s a look into the history and origins of the lauded Mexican fast food item. A burrito is a Mexican or Mexican-inspired food, and since Spanish is the main language in that country, burrito is a Spanish word. It translates to English literally...

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