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Cockle bread

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
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Cockle bread was prepared by English women in the 17th century to be given to a loved one. The dough was kneaded with the woman's buttocks and 'sculpted' to form an impression of her vulva. The baked bread ...Read More »

Medieval cuisine

{ Article added: 01/16/2011 }
The foods, eating habits, and cooking methods during the Middle Ages (5th century to 16th century) varied by region and by class. The most common element is the reliance on cereal, particularly wheat consumed in the form of breads, ...Read More »

The Bus Uncle

{ Article added: 06/10/2009 }
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The Bus Uncle is the name given to a video clip of a confrontation between an older man accused of talking too loudly on his cell phone by a younger man while the two were riding on a bus in ...Read More »

List of common misconceptions

{ Article added: 05/08/2009 }
Through the years, many tidbits, anecdotes, and stories have entered popular culture and have been interpreted as facts when they are actually misconceptions. A sample of these misconceptions: George Washington did not have wooden teeth, Napoleon Bonaparte was slightly ...Read More »

Black bloc

{ Article added: 05/04/2009 }
A black bloc is an often non-violent protest tactic utilized primarily by radical leftist activists. Originating in Germany in the 1980s with anti-nuclear activists, the protesters wear all black clothing along with ski masks and helmets. Also known ...Read More »

Pieing

{ Article added: 03/28/2009 }
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Largely used as a form of protest, pieing is the action of hitting a person in the face with a pie. The act has its origins in slapstick comedy in the early-to-mid 20th century, but since the 1970s has ...Read More »