Christmas Traditions Around th...

Dec 19, 2014 by

Christmas is probably the time of year when, certainly in the West, there is an overwhelming plethora of traditions and practices that each culture likes to embrace. Many are similar but there is also a huge range of completely different ones.

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Fireworks and Gunpowder

Nov 28, 2014 by

We all think we know how fireworks and gunpowder came about … but here we look at really how they came about.

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The Origins of the Modern Mogg...

Sep 26, 2014 by

It may surprise you to know that the origin of the modern moggie, one of the mysteries of veterinary science, has only very recently been solved by researchers.

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How the Ancient Romans built t...

Jun 27, 2014 by

How on earth can Ancient Romans have built our modern railway system ? We take a side-ways look at this claim.

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Are You a Luddite?

Mar 28, 2014 by

Are you a Luddite ? .. A term coined over 200 years ago.. Read on to see if you are (although the chances are that you aren’t, given that you’re using a computer to read this article on the internet)

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How Does the US Presidential E...

Feb 28, 2014 by

Hanging Chads, Electoral Collages, Primaries … the US electoral system can seem a bit confusing to Europeans. In this article we look at how the U.S. Presidential electoral system works.

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