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On this day in history, Ireland's Viking population was crushed, restoring the power back to the native Celts.
Today in History: April 23, 1014 The Battle of Clontanf was not a heat-of-the-moment type event. Instead, is was the result of two centuries of broken treaties, misalliances, dirty dealings and general loathing between the native Irish Celtic chieftains and the Norsemen who had invaded and settled in Ireland two hundred years earlier. The Vikings [&hellip
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Yeah and today, 450 years ago a poet or something was born. William something something, I think. 
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Legend speaks of the Battle of Karansebes, where the Austrian army broke into two groups and battled itself. While it's a good story, there isn't much evidence to support it.
Karla asks: Is it true that once the Austrian army accidentally ended up fighting itself in a battle? If you ever feel like you’ve “made a huge mistake,” just remember: it’s probably not bigger than the Battle of Karansebes, during which the Austrian army broke into two and ended up mistakenly fighting itself. At least, [&hellip
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It makes the phrase "growing like a weed" a lot less logical.
Today I Found Out why some plants are considered weeds and others are not. Weeds can be defined in a variety of ways: a plant growing where it isn’t wanted, a plant that interferes with farming or grazing, a plant that was not intentionally sown, a plant that is persistent and detrimental to the plants [&hellip
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A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y... but why?
Mark asks: Why is “y” only sometimes a vowel? When is it a vowel and when is it a consonant? You already know that vowels in the English alphabet are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y, while the rest of the letters are called consonants. But did you ever ask yourself why the [&hellip
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First there was water, then there was wheat, then there was beer and then it was good. Just kidding, there's a lot more to the history of beer than that.
Beer brewing and drinking are activities that have been part of the human experience seemingly since the dawn of civilization. Around 10,000 years ago, mankind began to move away from living life as nomadic hunter gatherers, and began settling down in one spot to farm the land. Grain, a vital ingredient in beer making, was [&hellip
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Touching baby birds who fall out of the nest isn't going to make their parents reject them -in fact, it could actually help them.
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Happy Earth Day everyone. Here's a quick history of the holiday.
Today in History: April 22, 1970 On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans demonstrated in massive rallies from coast-to-coast against the destruction of the environment and for the need to raise awareness of environmental issues. Founded by activist and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day led to the establishment of the United States Environmental Protection [&hellip
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Why do we measure oil in barrels? And how many gallons of gas is that anyway?
Sue T asks: Why do we measure oil in barrels instead of gallons or liters? How much oil is in a barrel? More than just gasoline for our cars, crude oil is transformed into an infinite variety of products we use every day – from personal products like shampoo and lotion, to food preservatives and [&hellip
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Even if you're in sweat pants, you can appreciate where the term "dressed to the nines" came from.
Samira asks: Why do we say “dressed to the nines” when someone’s dressed up? Like so many etymologies of expressions and words, we can only make educated guesses at the true origin of “dressed to the nines” or just “to the nines,” meaning more or less “to perfection.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the [&hellip
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There are a lot of things that can go wrong when your thyroid goes wrong.
Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article from their site. It seems like just about everyone knows someone with a thyroid condition.  Their symptoms can sometimes be wide [&hellip
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