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Where Do Playing Cards Come From?

Where do playing cards come from? The answer involves swords and lawn games, the evolution of printing technology, and the devil.

Where Did the Calendar Come From?

Where did our calendar system come from? The answer involves the sun, moon, and stars—with a dose of Roman Catholicism, colonialism, and globalization.

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