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The meaning behind "Sláinte" explained

Famous Irish drinking toast Sláinte explained<p>Sláinte is the most used Irish expression in America, our reader survey discovered. Sláinte [SLAHN-chə], …

Ireland

Viking centre discovered in Cork city predates Waterford settlement

Items including swords and foundations of buildings found at site of the planned events centre<p>Wed, Jan 10, 2018, 08:09<p>Cork was a significant centre …

Archaeology

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians

Genetic analysis of a baby girl who died at the end of the last ice age shows she belonged to a previously unknown ancient group of Native Americans<p>What the ancient DNA discovery tells us about Native American ancestry<p>A baby girl who lived and died in what is now Alaska at the end of the last ice …

Anthropology

The story of the Queen's crown is more gripping than any Netflix drama

The Crown. Something we all know about: regal institution; glittery gem-encrusted headpiece; Netflix drama. But the funny thing is we don’t really. The object we recognise (evoked in the opening credits of the series) is the Imperial State Crown - all brilliant-cut diamonds and stonking sapphires - …

War

How George Washington Survived America's Worst Winter

The soldiers at Valley Forge risked the prime years of their lives on the hope that the American Revolution would benefit them after the …

New Jersey

'Not very comfortable': Queen remembers her 'horrible' Coronation coach journey

In the memories of a generation who watched it, it was the stuff of fairytales: a bejewelled Queen invested with all the pomp and circumstance Britain can muster.<p>Nearly 65 years after the young Queen charmed the Commonwealth with the first televised Coronation, she has disclosed the secret …

Buckingham Palace

Kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's Enslaved Chef Is Uncovered

NEW ORLEANS —James Hemings was one of the most masterful chefs in the young United Sates. He trained in aristocratic kitchens in France and …

Kitchens

Christmas 1914 brought the First World War to a pause. Here’s what soldiers who took part in the truce had to say about it | Toronto Star

“We would sing a song or a carol first and then they would sing one and I tell you they can harmonise all right.” - Pvt. G. Layton, A Company, 1st …

Remembrance Day

The incredible true story of when WWI stopped for enemy armies to celebrate Christmas together

World War I is, for good reason, remembered as one of the worst wars fought in human history.<p>Millions of soldiers and civilians died in a conflict that changed the way war was waged and set the stage for the rest of the 20th century.<p>But for one night and one day, some units in the warring parties — …

World History

William Flora - American Revolutionary War Forums

William "Billy" Flora (fl. 1775–1818) was a free-born African American from Virginia who served as a soldier on the Patriot side in the American …

African-American News

What's left of the ancient Etruscan civilization

A major exhibition at the Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe sheds light on the mysterious Etruscan civilization, one of the most ancient in present-day …

Ancient History

The Vikings in Ireland

In early Medieval Europe, a prime subject of frightening tales-come-true were the famously marauding and pillaging Vikings, spilling out of their …

Archaeology

Video Captures Elephant’s Heartwarming Gesture After Forest Officials Save Her Baby From A Ditch

Like an animal!<p>The phrase has been bastardized beyond repair. But to be fair to our furry friends, they're as nice as humans. In fact, they're way …

The Navy made incredible photos to show present-day Pearl Harbor compared with the day of the attack

On December 7, 1941, the US naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, suffered a devastating attack from the air and sea.<p>The Japanese assault began around 8 a.m., resulting in the deaths of 2,403 Americans, numerous injuries, and the sinking of four battleships, and damage to many …

Military

Benjamin Franklin’s Bizarre and Beautiful Glass Armonica Could be the First American Instrument

Benjamin Franklin accomplished quite a lot in his time. Invent the lightning rod? You bet. Create bifocals? You know it. Bathe nude in the air? Hell …