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The Science of a New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time again – the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Whether it be to lose weight, pay off debts, be nicer to our mother-in-law,...

Christmas: Icelandic Yule Lads

Yule Lads, (jólasveinarnir/ jólasveinar) are characters from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus.   Originally depicted as...

Festivus (For The Rest of Us)

Festivus is a secular holiday observed on December 23rd as a way to celebrate the holiday season without participating in its stress, religious aspects, or...

Bioluminescence: The Science Behind Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Most people know the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – the most famous of Santa’s team. But does anyone know just how...

Remembrance Day: November 11

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day and Veterans Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember...

Halloween: 10 Interesting Factoids

1. The word Halloween first appeared in the 16th century and is a Scottish variant of All-Hallows-Even (“evening”), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Although...

International Lefthanders Day

August 13 is International Lefthanders Day. It was first observed on  August 14, 1976  to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a...

Who Designed The American Flag?

Betsy Ross (1752 – 1836) is widely credited with making the first American flag however, there is little historical evidence to prove that the story is...