How ‚bout them apples?

How ‚bout them apples? There are well over 150 years of legends surrounding Johnny Appleseed. He’s a man famous for wandering thousands of miles on foot planting apple orchards in what’s

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Chocolate-covered scorpions

Chocolate-covered scorpions In Germany, June and July are primetime for local festivals called variously Kerb, Kirmes, Jahrmarkt, and plenty of other regional names. The hallmarks of these events are unhealthy comfort foods, rides and games for

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Let your pride flag fly

Let your pride flag fly Here we explore two interesting things related to LGBTQIA+ history, and below you can learn 1) how the word “gay” went from

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A voice that built bridges

A voice that built bridges At the start of the war Russia is waging on Ukraine, a Ukrainian opera singer named Yuriy Yurchuk made headlines performing his country’s national anthem in

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The 900 year old nun

The 900 year old nun Since 1987, the U.S. government has recognized March as Women’s History Month. In the decades since, ever more countries have made Women’s

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Fancy dress and jelly doughnuts

Fancy dress and jelly doughnuts Why the birds sing In certain regions and cities in Germany, Carnival (Karneval, Fasching, or Fastnacht) is a much-anticipated time of year, but it’s

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Learning Nugget October 2021

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but in 2021, trees are money  Lumber used in construction, toilet paper, printing paper – you may have noticed that

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