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The Great Depression is rarely looked upon as something to be thankful for, but America’s Meleagris gallopavo population should have been. Wild turkeys were in danger of being hunted to extinction when the Depression came along, but poorer people couldn’t afford the tax put on rifles and ammunition. And all those farms the humans abandoned […]

Happy Stir-Up Sunday! Question: What are you supposed to do on Stir-Up Sunday? Answer: Stir Christmas Puddings. Even four generations of royals are up for it. Though this was, of course, last year.

Chocolate, white, marble, … regardless of what type of cake your kids favour, here’s why they are provided with this delectable treat on their birthdays.

These days, it’s hard to predict what next week will be like, but the sixteenth-century French astrologer and physician, Michel de Nostradame, made predictions concerning events he believed would occur centuries after his time. Some say, quite accurately.

In times of war, even the very young can prove themselves heroes. Though it sometimes takes a long time for their contributions to be officially acknowledged.

Music has helped both civilians and troops get through wars.

Happy 100th Birthday, Rupert Bear! Rupert was the creation of illustrator Mary Toutel. He first appeared in the Daily Express (November 6th, 1920) as Little Lost Bear, in the newspaper’s attempt to attract new readers. The better-known Alfred Bestall took over the comic strip in 1935. I read at a young age (before school), but […]

Question: The famous English explorer, Captain James Cook, was born in Marton, Yorkshire, on November 7th, 1728, and grew up in Great Ayton, Yorkshire. Where is his parents’ house? Answer: Melbourne, Australia, transported there brick by brick (save one, which a local is said to have absconded with) in 1934. Cook never actually visited Melbourne, […]

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