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Unmasking Christmas: Exploring the Pagan Origins and Early Traditions

Pulling back the mistletoe on the origins of Christmas, you'd find a delightful weave of cultures, traditions, and beliefs spanning thousands of years. History bears witness to the numerous rituals and festivities, some of which have been subtly woven into the fabric of what we now know and observe as Christmas. The crux of this article aims to throw a spotlight onto these diverse sources of the Christmas tradition. 

Is it Safe to Swallow Gum? Busting Myths and Understanding the Science for Kids

So you've just enjoyed a minty stick of gum, but you're not anywhere you can easily dispose of it. The temptation arises - what if you...

Did Orange the Color or the Fruit Come First?

Imagine sitting down to enjoy your favourite snack, a juicy, ripe, and sun-kissed orange. A thought pops into your head, a fun little riddle: what came first, the colour or the fruit named orange?

Were Olaf’s Fun Facts correct?

Get ready to embark on a fun fact journey with the guileless and lovable little snowman from our favourite flick. Yes, that's right, we're talking about Olaf! Famous for his heartwarming (but thankfully not melting) quips and sagacity, our icy friend also shares quite the array of 'facts' throughout the film. But are these tidbits from Toontown genuine or just thawed out fiction? Well, isn't that what we're about to find out? Let's don our detective hats and give Olaf's 'fun facts' a proper reality check, shall we?

What does “touché” mean?

I love being asked questions by the kids that challenge me. Recently, my younger daughter responded with "touché" - it was the wrong context, so I said, "good word!" and asked if she understood the meaning. Of course, she said no, can you tell me.

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