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When a DNA test revealed that a man’s taste buds would prefer bitter over sweet, a new beer was born!
So much for freedom of naming a child… at least in Switzerland! There, children’s names are approved or rejected by a special court. Here’s the story of one that got rejected.
If you don’t think you can impact a young person in your family, read this.
At the height of the Gold Rush in the 1850s, numerous ships came to San Francisco and never left! Today, many of them are under your feet when you walk the streets.
Talk about Dad helping his boy with a homework project. When the son was assigned to write about World War II, his father had an idea of how to bring the assignment to life… even if he didn’t think it would come to anything.
Allan Evans of Colorado says he has really done his genealogical homework, and out of deep respect for Queen Elizabeth II, will wait until her passing before claiming the throne of England! (Some things you can’t make up!)
I remember the story of how my Dad’s first wife was so enamored with her engagement ring, she tripped down some subway stairs as she stared at it! (Imagine that… and she couldn’t even use it for texting!) That was in 1934… just when this whole diamond engagement ring thing started. Talk about marketing!
We hear a lot about siblings meeting each other for the first time these days, but usually it has to do with DNA. Here’s the old fashioned gumshoe version that even crosses the Atlantic!
Harvard University is the latest educational institution to acknowledge its links to slavery in America.