Shelia Hoh

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Why Do So Many Jewish Last Names Come From Women?

There’s a strange phenomenon that pops up surrounding the last names of Jews in the Russian Empire during the 19th century. A lot of them were …

Eastern Europe

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Few wine regions have the instant name recognition of Tuscany’s Chianti, first legally defined in 1716 (but recognized as a wine region as early as …

Tip: Mix This Into Your Food and Lose Fat

Boost insulin sensitivity and fat-burning hormones with this seed.<p>Of course you're feeling blue. You asked for the Super Nintendo Classic for …

Paper Fragments Recovered From Blackbeard’s Cannon

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA—<i>The Salisbury Post</i> reports that 16 tiny scraps of paper have been recovered from a mass of sludge found in a breech-loading …

Ancient scroll of English kings may hide lost history

Scientists hope to uncover hidden writings in the Canterbury Roll.<p>An ancient scroll conceived during a prolonged fight for the crown of England in …

The Top 10: Scottish Words

Bonus edition this week, a Top 20 because there are so many good Scottish words – and even more nominations that didn’t make it. This list was …

Top 10

Get Your BOOze On Halloween With These Cocktail Recipes

Halloween: that haunted holiday we love to celebrate with candy, costumes, and booze. Fortunately, you don’t have to go ghost-hunting to bring home the spirits for a perfect Halloween party. You’ll find them at your local liquor store (and sources say, they’re a lot friendlier than your average …

Cocktails

Bleak fortunes of 16th to 18th century Londoners revealed through scientific testing for Crossrail

MOLA team<br>22.10.2017<p>Our latest Crossrail archaeology book The New Churchyard is published. It reveals the results of the largest archaeological study …

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

Wine & Spirits

30 dishes everyone should know how to make before they turn 30, according to Michelin-starred and industry-leading head chefs

Everyone has a signature dish they whip out when they're trying to impress -- whether it's beans on toast or a gourmet beef wellington with all …

Rewriting History Before Our Eyes.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Look back on the great men and women of history. Most of them fare poorly when subjected to modern …

A masterclass in making gin and steeping it at home

<i>It’s the drink everyone is talking about, so how easy is it to make? Tom Ough goes to a Cornwall hotel to distil his own...</i><p>It’s not fluoride they’ve been putting in our tap water: it’s gin. Just enough to give us a taste for it, enough to make it quite suddenly the most popular tongue-burning …

Archaeologists Confirm Viking Fortress

AARHUS, DENMARK—Archaeologists in Denmark have used advanced remote-sensing technology to confirm the existence of a tenth-century Viking ring …

How an Iroquois Chief Helped Write the U.S. Constitution

<i>In 1744 date, the Iroquois chief Canasatego addressed a treaty conference between the American colonists and the six-nation Iroquois Confederacy. The</i> …

Iroquois

Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete

The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.<p>What have the Romans ever done for us? Yeah, yeah, they gave us sanitation, roads, aqueducts, public order, wine, and education. But then they couldn’t be bothered to write down the recipe for their <i>insanely</i> durable concrete.<p>So here we …

15 Life-Changing Things All Harry Potter Fans Must Do In Scotland

Can you really call yourself a fan if you've never visited Dumbledore's island tomb?<p><i>H/T Visit Scotland. Click here for tips on how to plan your travel itinerary for an ideal Harry Potter-themed trip to Scotland.</i>

Scotland

The Best Sites Where Students Can Transcribe Historical Texts

Having students spend some time transcribing historical texts, whether they be materials from Shakespeare’s time, slave narratives, or war …

Genealogy

Sydney Opera House display celebrates indigenous painting

The light show, which will run for seven minutes from sunset each day, is called Badu Gili or "water light" in the language of the Gadigal people, who are the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, where Sydney Opera House is built.

Viking ‘Thing’ discovered in Sherwood Forest

A Viking Assembly site or 'Thing' has been discovered in the heart of England's Sherwood Forest.

Tracing Your Roots: I Want to Post the Names of My Ancestors’ Slaves

Her ancestor’s will named 13 slaves, and she seeks help getting this information to their descendants.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>My ancestors were slave</i> …

50 Things To Do In Melbourne When You Can’t Afford A Holiday

If you’re broke and you know it clap your hands, *CLAP* *CLAP*. But that’s ok because we’ve pulled together a whopping list of 50 things you can do …

Chilean Wine Is About to Get More Expensive

Carmenere’s poised to get even more exclusive.<p>Freak weather has Chile’s largest wine producer, Vina Concha y Toro SA, underperforming its Latin …

Where to Go For Australia’s Finest Wine

Pinot Grigio in southern Tasmania (Credit: Stefano Lubiana)There’s a general perception of Australians as beer guzzling bogans (the Aussie term for …

Lagrein: A red grape that's rarely travelled beyond its birthplace in the Italian Alps

<i>The Grape Glossary: A guide to hip varietals</i><p>Lagrein is what you might call an Italian hillbilly grape. A signature of the mountainous Trentino-Alto Adige region that borders Austria and Switzerland, it has seen little travel beyond its Alpine birthplace. The vine, and the wine, pretty much stayed …

The Coffee Revolt of 1674: When Women Campaigned to Prohibit “That Newfangled, Abominable, Heathenish Liquor Called COFFEE”

We denizens of the craft-roasting, wi-fi-connected 21st century know well how to drink voluminous quantities of coffee and argue our opinions. In …

Here Are The Winners Of ‘World’s Whiskies Awards’ 2017. Have You Tried Any Of These Yet?

Who doesn't love their whisky, right? People dedicate a lifetime into perfecting that perfect batch, and when they do, they deserve to be recognised …

The Jasmine cocktail

603<p>1K<p>The other day, I watched nuclear warheads being rolled into place. I was in New York and saw the news on a television at the gym, as people did …

Want Answers About Your Family History? Now You Can Actually Get Them.

The "democratization of genomic data" is opening new doors to look into your past.<p>The first time I realized I could test my own DNA, I was watching a …

Big Update - Advantage Preservation Now Hosts 282 Free Newspaper Collections with 1000's of Historic Newspapers

​For the last 3 years I have been tracking the online collections made available by the Advantage Preservation company who has contracted with …

770,000 Tubes of Spit Help Map America's Great Migrations

America is not the great melting pot that poets like Ralph Waldo Emerson once extolled. At least, that’s not the story that DNA tells, according to …