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Any kid can tell you where Santa Claus is from—the North Pole. But his historical journey is even longer and more fantastic than his annual, one-night circumnavigation of the globe. The modern American Santa was born in the Mediterranean, evolved across northern Europe, and finally assumed his now-familiar form on the shores of the New

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Christmas as we know it today is a Victorian invention of the 1860s. Probably the most celebrated holiday in the world, our modern Christmas is a product of hundreds of years of both secular and religious traditions from around the globe. Discover the origins of Christmas traditions from around the world.It’s almost Christmas, and according

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Various sources say that the average American generates nearly 5lbs of garbage a day! That’s a lot of garbage. If you’re not currently into recycling then chances are your garbage is going to be in a landfill for a very very long time. The trip for trash starts in your trash can at home, goes

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About 80% of people in the world have access to electricity. This figure has increased in the last decade, mainly due to increasing urbanization. But despite the fact that more and more people are getting access to electricity we use very different amounts of it. Using data from the World Energy Council we can compare

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How Does Oil Get into the Ocean? A report from the National Academy of Sciences estimates 3% of the oil entering the ocean each year comes from oil and gas exploration and extraction activities. When many of us think of oil spills, we might think of an oil tanker running aground and spilling its contents

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