Category Archive: Random Facts

First Day of Christmas

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There’s some discrepancy over when the 12 days of Christmas actually start. Christmas Day is the generally accepted First Day, but others think it’s Boxing Day, and that makes 6th January Twelfth Night… Continue reading

Christmas Facts Advent Day 24

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Random Fact: Saturnalia

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In the Ancient Roman calendar, December 17 was the first day of Saturnalia, a holiday celebration upon which Christmas was based. It began as a farmers’ festival to mark the end of autumn… Continue reading

Christmas Facts Advent Day 18

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Christmas Facts Advent Day 17

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Christmas Facts Advent Day 16

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Christmas Facts Advent Day 13

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Christmas Facts Advent Day 12

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Random Fact: December

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The Anglo-Saxons called December Aerra Geola (Before Yule). A leap second will be added to atomic clocks at midnight on December 31 this year, making it the longest December since 2008. Since 1948,… Continue reading

Christmas Facts Advent Day 11

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Random Fact: Egypt

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Egyptian history is generally considered to have begun in 3200 B.C. when King Menes (also called Narmer) united the Upper and Lower Kingdoms. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341… Continue reading

Christmas Facts Advent Day 4

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Christmas Facts Advent Day 2

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Random Fact: 22 November

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22 November is significant for a number of momentous anniversaries:– in 1890, Charles de Gaulle was born (President of France 1959-1969); English composer Arthur Sullivan died on this day in 1900 and Benjamin… Continue reading

Random Fact: Bald Eagles

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Young Bald Eagles don’t look ‘bald’; they have mostly brown heads. For the first 4-5 years of their lives, they go through a system of different plumage patterns – in their second year,… Continue reading

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