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A One Of A Kind Yearbook For The First Time Ever

December 30, 2014

Eight blind students at a South Korean school were given their own special version of a yearbook that can be “read” by using their hands thanks to 3D printers. At The Seoul National School for the Blind students from the graduating class were given the unique opportunity to receive a “Touchable Yearbook.”  3D TEK created statues […]


10 Weird Things Women Have Been Banned From Doing Around The World

December 29, 2014

There are many laws set up in different countries that prohibit women from doing certain things in society. We may find some of them weird since in our countries women enjoy full rights just like their fellow men. Some of these laws have been imposed by extremist governments while some date back years ago but […]


All About The Alarm

December 28, 2014

The alarm clock was thought to be invented by Marquis de Sade but was actually invented by Levi Hutchins in New Hampshire in 1787. The first alarm clock would ring only at 4am.  Hutchins the invented of the alarm clock was murdered by none other than his wife at 4:05a.m. On a dark cold New […]


The Truth About Letters….In Numbers

December 27, 2014

Letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ and ‘d’ do not appear if you spell any of the numbers between 1 and 99. Funnily enough, letter ‘d’ comes for the first time in the word Hundred. In addition, letters ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘c’ do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999. Strange, but true, letter […]


Joyful and Religious…Interesting facts

December 25, 2014

 Christmas celebrations  adopted  the joyful, often boisterous, holiday traditions of pagan cultures. The story of the nativity was told through music, art, and dance. Some Medieval Christians objected, however, maintaining that Christmas should be a somber religious day, not a secular festival. After the Reformation, certain Protestant groups opposed Christmas celebrations. Oliver Cromwell banned them […]


Yule Log Facts…A Christmas Tradition

December 24, 2014

There is a custom that on Christmas Eve an enormous log of freshly cut wood called the Yule log would be fetched and carried to the house with great ceremony. On Christmas Eve, the master of the house would place it on the hearth, make libations by sprinkling the trunk with oil, salt and mulled […]


Not Your Mother’s Christmas Tree

December 23, 2014

Artificial Christmas trees might be seen as tacky, modern takes on the classic Douglas-fir, but they are actually much older than you might think. The oldest fake trees date back to 1886 in London and were made out of green raffia, the twine that is more commonly used to make grass hula skirts. Other varieties […]


Mistletoe….For Lovers…. Maybe Not

December 22, 2014

Everyone hopes they’ll be able to steal a kiss from underneath this staple of holiday flora, but some hoped it would help them get a whole lot more. The poisonous fruit bearing plant has long been a symbol of virility and fertility, but the Druids actually believed it worked as a physical aphrodisiac. The spirited […]


Donner and Blitzen weren’t originally part of Santa’s reindeer

December 21, 2014

The reindeer that take Santa on his trip also underwent some rebranding through history. In the original draft of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ Donner and Blitzen went by the far clunkier monikers “Dunder” and “Blixem.” The names, much like Santa, were taken from the Dutch oath for the words that mean “thunder and lightning.” […]


Christmas Pudding And Mince Pie …. Why ?

December 20, 2014

The legendary Christmas pudding is actually an off shoot of the Celtic dish frumenty. The strangeness of the pudding is inspired by the myth that surrounds it. Supposedly people believed it was unlucky to cut a Christmas cake before Christmas Eve. But, the pudding wasn’t the only thing that was guarded by a long-standing myth. […]


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