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The world is full of weird sayings and phrases. But why do we say them and where do they come from? Learn the origin and meaning behind phrases like "close, but no cigar," why we say "bless you" when people sneeze, and more.
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The Ark of the Covenant is one of the holiest artifacts of the Hebrew Bible. So holy, in fact, even looking at it or touching it could be deadly. Thanks to the massive success and cultural ubiquity of the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark featuring two-fisted archaeologist Indiana Jones racing Nazi nogoodniks to the location of the miraculous chest, people have a basic conception of what the Ark of the Covenant is. That is to say, they know it's a thing that belongs in a museum and Nazis shouldn
- USA TODAY - Lici Beveridge
JACKSON, Miss. — Blues is inspired by place — the railroads, fields and slaughterhouses where the musicians once worked by day; by the triumphs and struggles in life; by love found and love lost. And place...
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History has a funny way of repeating itself, especially when the people repeating it aren't exactly telling the full story. Indeed, many of the clean, easy, wholesome "facts" you learned in history class would earn you a big fat F in the decades-long class that is Real Life. Here are a few historical lies that will make you rethink your entire education.