The History of Us

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Fake News is as Old as the U.S.A Itself

Scandals involving fake news have clogged up our newsfeeds for months. But it is not a new phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination. By Nicole Buckler For those of

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Where Did the Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Come From?

Now this is a story you can tell at Christmas! It is amazing just how many of our Christmas traditions are actually quite recent! Just 70 years ago, the Montgomery

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Why Did the Vikings Keep on Attacking Irish Monks?

The 8th Century Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Iona are now the stuff of legends. The Vikings were getting rather cocky by this stage: they experienced a

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The Horribly Misleading (And Dangerous) Advertising of 1916

How humans have got this far without all collectively dropping dead is a miracle. By Nicole Buckler Every now and again, we look through our back issues (we have them

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How Irish Are YOU? Genetically, You Might Not Be Irish at All…

By Nicole Buckler Ireland remains one of the last holdouts of the ancient Celtic languages that were once spoken throughout much of Western Europe. The Irish have fiercely maintained their