The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
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The commercial Christmas card as we know it originated in London in 1843.
Time for your daily mind-blow. In this four-minute video (tsk tsk!), Minute Physics explains why the night sky is dark, and in turn tackles the more interesting question of why space itself is dark.
Installment #48: As 1912 drew to a close, Europe seemed to be teetering on the brink of war.
Making a gingerbread house is a fun and traditional craft for the holidays, but there's no reason why crafting with gingerbread should be limited to architecture.
Every year, a few weeks before Hanukkah begins, eminent scholars don their formal academic robes and convene in one of the great Gothic halls at the University of Chicago to present their arguments on
Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown. Wanna lighten up the Festival of Lights? Check out these 15 funny, unique, and just plain geeky menorahs.
1. Circuit Board
Very, very happy to be able to share this link and video this week -- I saw this short film at that Atlanta 48-hour Film Festival last year and was blown away by the emotion behind it.
M. Alice LeGrow is a professional party princess. It wasn't a job she expected -- she was a graphic novelist until a few years ago, when her publisher went out of business.
No snow in my neck of the woods yet this year, but we are looking forward to it! Meanwhile, enjoy watching some cute animals in the snow.
English has taken over pop music to the point where many bands from other countries will write their songs in English in order to appeal to a wider audience.
You probably already know that most things shatter when they are frozen in liquid nitrogen and then hit against a solid surface, but knowing something to be true and seeing it happen are two different
Do you like art, science, and parties? If you do, you live in Los Angeles, and you have some time tomorrow, you might want to check out GALAXY.
The Amazing Origami Home
This folding house idea is so freaking cool:
D*Haus Dynamic from The D*Haus Company Ltd on Vimeo.Where is the contract and how soon can I move in?
Death By House
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