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Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees…

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Wednesday, 2nd February 2011

Dessert Week

In Western culture dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, and usually consists of of sweet food. Common desserts include cookies, pastries and ice cream, although the ice cream isn’t normally this big. Desserts…

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Friday, 25th June 2010

Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees…

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Tuesday, 2nd February 2010

The world’s steepest streets

Obscure geography trivia time: where would you find the steepest street in the world? You might guess San Francisco. If you’re a Guinness Book of Records-reading smart alec, you might say New Zealand. As it turns out, you’d be wrong…

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Wednesday, 3rd June 2009

St. Patrick’s Day in the USA

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, which was originally the annual feast of the best known of Ireland’s patron saints1, and today a worldwide celebration devoted to all things Irish. Over here in Ireland and the UK, we have been…

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Tuesday, 17th March 2009

Top Ten Confusing Place Names

Following the example of Alex’s Rudest Place Names post, I hereby present my top ten confusing place names. For each of these sights, I picture a confused driver arriving in town, rolling down the car window and asking a passer-by …

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Tuesday, 10th March 2009
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On this day: The First Episode of Coronation Street

On December 9, 1960, the first episode of British soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast on Granada Television. Still going…

On this day: The Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, an impromptu jam session took place at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, featuring Elvis Presley,…

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