Missy Campbell

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900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tales Illustrated In Ghostly Photographs by Killian Shoenberger

“I am colourblind and I can‘t distinguish green and red“. This is how Kilian Schoenberger, one of the finest contemporary landscape photographers, …

Lawyer Parents Make Daughter Sign a Tooth Fairy Affidavit After She Lost a Tooth

When Emily Winter was growing up in Chicago back in 1989 she had a typical childhood experience—she lost a tooth. However her parents, both lawyers, …

Laura Secord "Courage" PSA

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<i>Briar Winters is a New York City-based maker who translates her love for exquisite ingredients into nourishing natural skin care and teas for her shop, Marble and Milkweed.</i><p>This festive gathering will provide a rejuvenating escape from the usual December madness. The combination of good company and …

Why Neville Longbottom Is The Best ‘Harry Potter' Character Of All Time

Out of all the characters in "Harry Potter," Neville Longbottom is obviously the most underrated. He might seem a little awkward at first glance, but as the series progresses, Neville truly grows into his own and plays a huge role in determining the fate of the Wizarding World.<p>Since yesterday was …

Elevenses And Then Some: How To Prepare A Feast Fit For A Hobbit

<i>"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." — J.R.R. Tolkien</i><p>Each year, I swear I will never do this again.<p>And yet, for the third year in a row, I am preparing to host a day-long <i>Lord of the Rings</i> movie marathon – and cooking up a seven-course …

If Disney Movies Had More Accurate Descriptive Titles

This is a series of Disney movie covers reimagined by the folks at TheFW with more accurate titles. They're pretty decent, but feel free to make up …

DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

How the decadence and depravity of London's 18th century elite was fuelled by hot chocolate

One midsummer’s day in 1750, a man had a seizure in front of the main gate to St James’s Palace and collapsed onto the pavement. Some passers-by promptly carried him into the nearest building which, unluckily for him, turned out to be White’s Chocolate House. For inside, through thick plumes of …

Alarming Video Maps Every Nuclear Explosion On Earth

This time-lapse video that will truly send shivers up your spine.<p>Between the years of 1945 and 1998 different countries collectively triggered a …

See the patchwork quilt? Medals for 2014 Winter Olympics unveiled

A record number of medals will be up for grabs at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, whose organizers unveiled the “patchwork quilt’’ design of the coveted hardware on Thursday.<p>An Olympic record of about 1,300 medals have been manufactured for the 2014 Games because 12 new events will make their …

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg hosts quilting bee from space station

With her long blond ponytail floating above her inside the International Space Station, astronaut Karen Nyberg calmly explains the challenges of quilting in weightlessness.<p>"Now that I've tried my hand sewing in space," she said in a video released Thursday by<p>NASA, "I can say one thing with …

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Why Carved Pumpkins Are Called "Jack O' Lanterns"

The name “Jack O’ Lantern” was originally one of the numerous names given to ignis fatuus (Medieval Latin for “foolish fire”), another of which is …

The Billion Dollar History Of Trick-Or-Treating In America

Here’s how scaring kids and moms turned Halloween candy into a $2.3 billion a year business.<p>Every Halloween, millions of surrogate zombies, vampires, and goblins take to the streets, looking to fill the fluorescent orange brainpans of their plastic pumpkins with individually wrapped, fun-sized …

Illegal Front Yard Garden: Canadian Couple's Kitchen Garden Targeted By Authorities [UPDATED]

<b>UPDATE:</b> This week, authorities announced that Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp would be allowed to keep their front yard kitchen garden. The move comes after a successful petition by garden advocate Roger Doiron, which was signed by more than 29,000 people. Moreover, officials say they will enlist …

Would Jane Austen Promote Her Work on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus?

One of my favorite books is <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> by Jane Austen. Her rich and vibrant characters are woven around themes of social standing and strength of character, drawing the reader into a world different from our own.<p>When you read about the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennett, glancing at the wealthy …

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Men Wore Corsets and 7 Other Unknown Things About the World of Jane Austen

Portrait of Jane Austen, from the memoir by J. E. Austen-Leigh. Image from Wikimedia Commons<p>With Jane Austen confirmed as the next face of England’s …

13 Reasons You Wouldn't Want To Live In Jane Austen's England

It's an irresistible idea, isn't it, dressing up as a character from a Jane Austen novel, enjoying a fine dinner, going to the ball, and being swept off your feet by Mr Darcy? (So irresistible an idea, in fact, that it's pretty much the exact premise of the film "Austenland" that comes out this …

Why We Need to Stop Calling Jane Austen a Feminist

On Radio 4's Today program Paula Byrne said that Jane Austen was a subversive feminist and I nearly swallowed my own fist. I get where Byrne's coming …

Jane Austen game is a proper MMORPG

Forget swords and sorcery. Ever, Jane invites MMO players into the treacherous waters of England's Regency Period.<p>World of Warcraft may be the gold standard of massively multiplayer online role-playing games, but it's mostly about monsters, warriors, and physical battles. Sometimes you just want to …

Jane Austen: Brown Butter Bread Pudding Tarts

<i>Originally posted on Paper & Salt:</i><p>Even when you love to cook, there are those times when it would be nice to have just a <i>little</i> help: when you promised to make something for the office potluck but forgot to go shopping; when that dinner party you're hosting sneaks up on you; when your in-laws you …

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Jane Austen Tattoos

Jane Austen Tattoos let the world know that you love the romance and complex manners of England in the early 1800s. Of course, in those days only …