The Winter Solstice

Dec 21, 2012 by

What is a solstice and what are it’s roots in pagan rituals ?

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Santa’s Reindeer

Dec 18, 2012 by

It may surprise you to know that Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is not all that he seems. Here we discuss the origins of the most mercurial of all Santa’s reindeer.

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Krampus – The ‘Ant...

Dec 14, 2012 by

Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!

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The Origin of the Saxophone

Nov 23, 2012 by

The saxophone is a truly versatile instrument. Used in Rock, Jazz, Blues & Classical music. Sexy, funky & cool … but when and how was it invented?

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Thanksgiving – An Americ...

Nov 16, 2012 by

Thanksgiving is a traditional feature of North American life. We explain the history and origins

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Voyager 1 & 2 – Emi...

Nov 9, 2012 by

Voyager I & II has a strange payload. Messages from 1977 Earth to aliens !

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