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Where Does Pie Come From?

Where does pie come from, and why do we eat it on Thanksgiving? The answer involves a certain bird known for collecting miscellaneous objects, Queen Elizabeth I, and elaborate dinnertime entertainment.

Where Does Halloween Come From?

Where does Halloween come from? The answer involves community bonfires, ritualized hospitality, and visits from the Otherworld.

Why Do We STILL Do Daylight Saving Time?

Why do we do change our clocks twice a year for Daylight Saving Time? The answer involves Benjamin Franklin’s trusty almanac, bug hunting, and coal-powered warfare (notice that farmers are not on the list).

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