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Diversifying Restaurant Menus Suggest Taking a Look at What the World Eats

June 21, 2019

Menus at restaurants—especially fast food—are becoming more diverse. McDonald’s has a new “Worldwide Favorites” menu, the “Los Angeles Times” reported. “The Sacramento Bee” said a local Taco Bell will feature multiple alcoholic beverages this fall. With new menus everywhere, it’s worth looking at what the world is eating. […]

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New Ravens Born in Tower of London, Continuing Building’s History

June 13, 2019

New ravens have hatched in the Tower of London for the first time in 30 years, the tower’s official website said. A superstition-based royal decree dating back to Charles II mandates that at least six ravens bred by a ravenmaster must live on the grounds at all times, lest England fall to calamity. The Tower of London is steeped in history. […]

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Belgian Monks to Return to Brewing Beer after 200-Year Hiatus

June 2, 2019

A recent article in Reuters said that Belgian monks will soon reopen a brewery destroyed by French troops in 1795. The Grimbergen Abbey, north of Brussels, will rebuild its brewery, which was initially constructed in the 13th century. Beer history is surprisingly linked to human history the world over. […]

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Australia’s Central Bank Issues Millions of Bills with Typos

May 25, 2019

Australia has accidentally released millions of A$50 notes with a misspelled word, as reported by Reuters. Ironically, the word “responsibility” is the culprit, missing its final “i” and appearing as “responsibilty” three times on each bill. However, making mistakes is ingrained into human nature. […]

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Whale Found Wearing Russian Harness Sparks Concerns of Naval Ops

May 7, 2019

A beluga whale spotted in Norway wearing a Russian harness sparked heightened concern over Russian special ops, “The Washington Post” reported. The creature’s harness read “Equipment of St. Petersburg,” raising concerns that it may be part of a top secret Russian intelligence program. Are marine mammals smart enough to spy on us? […]

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