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A Strange Disaster: Great Molasses Flood of 1919

A Strange Disaster: Great Molasses Flood of 1919

It’s been over 100 years, but people are still talking about the Great Molasses Flood that struck Boston on January 15, 1919. How did such a crazy thing happen? Read the story!

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8 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Procrastinator In All of Us

8 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Procrastinator In All of Us

When there’s no time for shipping and barely enough time for shopping, these last-minute ideas may be what you’re looking for!

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Tea Towels – What the Heck Are They?

Tea Towels – What the Heck Are They?

Tea towels as a status symbol? More than a tool to dry delicate tea sets, they’ve got quite a storied history. See how they were used and what they have to do with Vincent van Gogh!

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Socks: A Historical Footnote

Socks: A Historical Footnote

December 4 is National Sock Day! Before the days of snazzy argyles and cozy fleece, socks were made out of some pretty crazy things. We explore the history of our oldest wardrobe staple with some fascinating facts.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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