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Light Side Last Updated: Mar 12, 2022 - 4:14:24 PM


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Desperate Olympic Committee Attempts To Increase Viewership By Adding Skinny-Dipping To 2024 Games
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—In the wake of two straight Olympics with record-low TV ratings, an increasingly desperate International Olympic Committee announced plans Friday to increase viewership by adding skinny-dipping to the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.

Mar 12, 2022 - 4:12:42 PM

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Yogurt’s Long Journey
How an ancient food made in sheepskin bags by camel-riding nomads became a modern breakfast favorite

Feb 2, 2022 - 3:31:39 PM

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The Feast of Fools in the Middle Ages
This was a festival that was held on or around the first of January, particularly in France, during the Middle Ages. A mock pope or bishop was elected, church rituals were parodied, and low- and high-ranking officials swapped places; these proceedings were meant to celebrate the biblical principle that  stated,

Jan 7, 2022 - 12:07:17 PM

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The Story Behind the London Beer Flood of 1814
On October 17, 1814, in London, England, a strange disaster occurred that took the lives of eight people. A huge vat of beer burst in the Horse Shoe Brewery and sent a flood into the streets and the nearby dwellings of St. Giles Rookery, a poor area of the city.

Dec 23, 2021 - 10:32:45 AM

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How Shane MacGowan became Ireland’s prodigal son

Now wheelchair-bound at 63, the Pogues’ former lead singer is revered throughout Ireland, though he wasn’t born or brought up there.


Nov 18, 2021 - 11:27:23 AM

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