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Light Side Last Updated: May 20, 2022 - 1:14:44 PM


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Beware of Witches and Prepare Your Sweets
This is the time of the Påskkärring or Easter Witch in Sweden and Finland

Mar 26, 2021 - 12:15:15 PM

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Che O’Guevara’s Irish roots
The revolutionary, executed today in 1967, ended up on an Irish stamp thanks to his chance meeting with a 16-year-old barman in a County Clare hotel in 1962. John McEntee talks to that barman, creator of the iconic poster, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Mar 19, 2021 - 12:37:53 PM

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The Magic of Tahdig
Jews and Muslims love the Iranian rice dish in equal measure. Could the food be a kickoff to long-lasting peace?

Mar 10, 2021 - 10:57:41 AM

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How Scottish Gaelic is helping protect Scotland’s seas
Regulations brought in following the UK’s departure from the EU have delayed the export of live shellfish to Europe, causing entire lorry loads of lobsters and langoustines to expire in Scotland’s ports.

Mar 6, 2021 - 10:29:33 AM

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The Uncut History of Male Circumcision
Why is cutting the foreskin off of a penis a thing?

Feb 24, 2021 - 10:52:44 AM



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