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Thanksgiving Traditions

As America prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, you might notice that there are many different Thanksgiving traditions celebrated around the country. Here are some of the most popular traditions, and a bit about where they come from. The traditional Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce followed up with read more »

The Original Olympics

As we gear up for this years Olympic games in London, it’s fun to look back a few thousand years at the origins of the Olympic games. The Olympic games first got their name because they were both dedicated to the Olympian gods, and they were held on the plains of Olympia in ancient Greece. read more »

Fun Facts About America’s National Anthem

The Fourth of July is a great day to remember what makes America such an amazing place to live. This Independence Day, let’s celebrate by taking a look at one thing that makes America so special, our national anthem. During the was of 1812, Major George Armistead, of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, commissioned the read more »

Cinco de Mayo Pinatas

One of the most common traditions associated with Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican pinata. A pinata is a paper mache type container filled with toys, candy and other fun treats. The pinata is usually hung from up high, and then hit with a bat by a blindfolded person until it explodes with goodness. Although read more »

What is Cinco de Mayo?

This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, the fifth day of May. Although the holiday originated as a holiday to celebrate the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over France in the Franco-Mexican war, the holiday has spread throughout the United States as a day to celebrate Mexican culture. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo cities all read more »

Cleaning 101: The Evolution of Dry Cleaning

Like most important discoveries and inventions throughout history, dry cleaning came into existence on accident.

The History of Synthetic Dyes

Ever wonder where that awesome neon green color for your sweater came from? Find out here.