Who Will Have the Christmas #1 in the UK?
Every year, the UK goes a little mad as pop stars compete to see who will get the completely ceremonial honor of having the #1 song in the country on Christmas. Here’s a look at this cultural phenomenon, which has no real comparison in the U.S.
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Weird Thanksgiving Stories
It’s almost Thanksgiving—have you bought your robot turkey yet?
• In 2003, wildlife conservation officers in Michigan faced a spate of illegal turkey poachers. They didn’t call the Detroit police, one-time employer of Robocop—they brought i...
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It’s World Toilet Day
This funny-sounding idea might be the most important “holiday” in the world. Seriously.
Earlier this year, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon, along with a coalition from Singapore, introduced a resolution to declare November 19th the f...
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Weird Holiday: St. Martin’s Day
The holiday may not be familiar to you, but the customs certainly are.
Martin of Tours seemed like a decent guy. Legend has it that in the 4th century, he gave up his job as an elite soldier in the Roman army to become a priest after helping out a be...
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It’s Devil’s Night!
Today is Halloween, but the tricks started yesterday with Devil's Night.
Falling on October 30th, Devil’s Night is also known as “Mischief Night,” “Cabbage Night,” or “Hell Night.” No matter what it’s called, it’s probably the nasti...
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