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Fly!

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Advice from a Centenarian

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Bubbles

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Random Facts: Coffee

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According to legend, coffee was discovered in Ethiopia around 800AD through its effect on goats. In terms of financial value, the two most traded commodities in the world are oil and coffee. The… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Willis?

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Trumpet Call

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Importance of Time

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Curiouser and Curiouser

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Random Facts: Snakes

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The decapitated head of a dead snake can still bite, even hours after death. These types of bites usually contain huge amounts of venom. Snakes live on everywhere on Earth except Ireland, Iceland,… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Downward Dog

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Magic

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Proof Needed

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A Prayer for Inner Strength

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Random Facts: Hobbits

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Eighty years ago, on September 21, 1937, JRR Tolkien’s book The Hobbit was first published. In the mid-19th century, ‘hobbit’ (or ‘hobbet’) meant a seed basket or a measure of 2.5 bushels. When… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Package

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Don’t Fail

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Random Facts: Volcanoes

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In Ancient Rome, August 23 was the date of Vulcanalia, the Feast Day celebrating Vulcan, god of fire in general and volcanic fire in particular. Appropriately enough, August 23 was the day the… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Grace

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Responsibilities

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Maybe…

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Random Facts: Greenland

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With an area of 836,330 square miles and a population of just under 56,500, Greenland is the world’s most sparsely populated country. Greenland used to be part of Denmark but was given home… Continue reading

The Friday Funny: Ungrateful

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Defences

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Quality

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Random Facts: Foxes

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A group of foxes is called a skulk or leash. Grey foxes can retract their claws like cats do. In fact, foxes have more in common with cats than with wolves and dogs,… Continue reading

Wolves In Wolves

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The city of Wolverhampton, in the Midlands of the UK, has a public art event taking place. Thirty lovely wolves are scattered around the city, all designed and painted by local artists, with… Continue reading

Surrounded

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Never Ever

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Cheap Power

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Random Facts: World War I

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WWI began on June 28, 1914, when a Serbian terrorist shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914.… Continue reading

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