The Story of Santa Claus

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Piracy, a Daunting Feature of Life at Sea Since Early Times

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Sacred Wind in History and Mythology

Wind is not only a mysterious condition of weather, but an important spiritual element to civilizations, past and present. Wind is a natural force, defined...

The World of Pirates

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The Legend of Stingy Jack and the Beginning of the Jack-o-Lantern: The Story Behind...

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The History of Computer Games

The exact year of the first game played on a computer is a little hard to pin down. Many people think that it was...

The Origins of the Broken Mirror Myth: The Superstition Revealed

Why do many believe that breaking a mirror gives a person seven years bad luck? The myths regarding mirrors have been around since the ancient...

What If Adolf Hitler Defeated the Soviet Union in World War II?

A political science professor recently posed a question to me. He wanted me to examine a scenario where Hitler defeated the Soviet Union...

Variety in Anchors – Prehistoric, Ancient and Modern

With a rock-and-rope anchor, prehistoric boats such as hollowed-out tree trunks or round, bowl-shaped coracles could be held in place by sheer weight. Either...
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