Trivial Diversions

Holidays

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Memorial Day Facts
Lifestyle

Memorial Day Facts

The final Monday of each May brings us Memorial Day,

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Cinco De Mayo: More Of A U.S. Tradition Than A Mexican Holiday
Food History

Cinco De Mayo: More Of A U.S. Tradition Than A Mexican Holiday

Cinco de Mayo madness shall soon set upon us with

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Beyond April Fool’s Day: Other Holidays That Involve Pranks
Lifestyle

Beyond April Fool’s Day: Other Holidays That Involve Pranks

April Fool’s Day is a day in countries all over

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Celebrating Doctor’s Day: Cuba’s Carlos Juan Finlay, The Pioneer Against Yellow Fever
Science

Celebrating Doctor’s Day: Cuba’s Carlos Juan Finlay, The Pioneer Against Yellow Fever

The United States celebrates National Doctor’s Day this week. The

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8 Bizarre, Yet Totally Real Holidays
Pop Culture

8 Bizarre, Yet Totally Real Holidays

There are so many well known holidays out there like

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Asgard Is Alive in Iceland: The Norse Gods Get 1st Shrine Since Viking Age
History

Asgard Is Alive in Iceland: The Norse Gods Get 1st Shrine Since Viking Age

These days, the Norse Gods are remnants of a barely-there

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11 Facts About the History of Confetti
History Lifestyle

11 Facts About the History of Confetti

Confetti enjoys a fairly simple existence as a New Year’s

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9 Quotes to Get You Through the New Year
History Lifestyle

9 Quotes to Get You Through the New Year

Whether you set New Year’s resolutions or just try to

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21 Unusual New Year’s Traditions Around The Globe
Lifestyle Travel

21 Unusual New Year’s Traditions Around The Globe

Fireworks, champagne, and well-meaning resolutions are traditional ways to celebrate

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7 Offbeat And Obscure Facts About Santa
History Lifestyle

7 Offbeat And Obscure Facts About Santa

Christmas is just a few short days away! Santa is

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17 Fun-Sized Facts You May Not have Known About Candy
Food

17 Fun-Sized Facts You May Not have Known About Candy

Candy is a simple pleasure enjoyed by almost everyone. No

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18 Oddball Christmas Songs For People Sick of “Jingle Bells”
Music

18 Oddball Christmas Songs For People Sick of “Jingle Bells”

If you're already sick of the Christmas standards being piped through the speaker systems of every single store you walk into this time of year, I recommend cleansing your palate with these weirder holiday options. Featuring Wookiees, sexual innuendo, hippopotamuses, and a foul-mouthed Joe Pesci. Not all in the same song, thank God. Actually, that would be pretty cool. Someone should do that. In case the sexual innuendo and Joe Pesci didn't tip you off--some of these songs are NSFW. Exercise caution.

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6 Very Bad Santas From Around The World
Pop Culture

6 Very Bad Santas From Around The World

Six cranky, grumpy Yuletide terrors are about to hit town

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Kiviak and 16 other Strange Food-Related Christmas Traditions from Around the World
Food

Kiviak and 16 other Strange Food-Related Christmas Traditions from Around the World

  1. United States:  We hide a decorative pickle somewhere on

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13 Tips For Donating To Holiday Food Banks
Food

13 Tips For Donating To Holiday Food Banks

Charitable food banks often see much more of a demand

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11 Terrible Movie Thanksgivings (To Make You Feel Better About Your Own)
Movies

11 Terrible Movie Thanksgivings (To Make You Feel Better About Your Own)

Depending on your family, Thanksgiving can mean anything from happy