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The History of Dentistry

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This is a guest post by Shoshana Davis, a freelance contributor for TopDentists.com, the dental resource site of Everyday Health. Brushing your teeth after every meal, visiting the dentist for cleanings, and having a relatively painless mouth is not just desired but expected in the year 2012. However, that was not always the case. Dentistry has come a long way […]

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5 Bizarre Christmas Traditions

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Guest post by Jennie Reedy: holiday decorating consultant, author, and blogger. She recommends Charlotte Holiday Lighting Installation for residents of Charlotte, NC looking for professional holiday lighting installation. Christmas around the globe is celebrated with many customs and traditions. Often the traditions are similar with only slight variations from country to country, but some Christmas traditions are truly bizarre. (Note: […]

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The Origin of the Bicycle

The Draisine

This is a guest post by Noah Wass- Plastics Engineer, bicycle expert, and owner of BikeInReview.com where you will find professional bike related reviews and interesting biking news.  Subscribe to his newsletter here. The bicycle was invented all the way back in 1817. A certain Baron Karl von Drais needed to get around easier while working in the Royal Gardens […]

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“Emoticons” is Short for “Emotive Icons”

Smiley Emoticon

This is a guest post contributed by Nissi Unger Today I found out “emoticons” is short for “emotive Icons”. One of the definitions of “emotive”, of course, is “appealing to or expressing emotion”, hence “icons that express emotions”. While vertical emoticons have been around for some time, though not very commonly used, sideways emoticons seem to be a surprisingly recent […]

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From 1860-1916 the Uniform Regulations for the British Army Required Every Soldier to have a Moustache

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Today I found out that uniform regulation in the British Army between the years 1860 and 1916 stipulated that every soldier should have a moustache. Command No. 1,695 of the King’s Regulations read: The hair of the head will be kept short. The chin and the under lip will be shaved, but not the upper lip… Although the act of […]

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