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  1. Haunted Houses Are Big Business part 1 of 2

    This week's blog is part 1 of a 2 part blog, Haunted Houses Are Big Business. Part 1 covers the history of haunted houses starting with the Egyptians/Ancient times up through the present. I've also...
  2. Horror Movies For The Halloween Season

    Check out my blog this week for a look at some of the classic horror movies that come to mind during the Halloween season.
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    Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival

    With Halloween only a month away, I thought I'd start a series of blogs representing the spirit of the holiday. According to Chinese legend, hungry and restless ghosts roam the world to visit their...
  4. Are The Holidays Getting Confused

    We're still a month away from Halloween yet the stores are already filled with Christmas items. Check out my blog this week for a look at the question Are The Holidays Getting Confused.
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    Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

    Friday, September 22nd, is the official start of autumn. Check out my blog this week for a look at the change of seasons...Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn.

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    Total Solar Eclipse

    On August 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. watched a coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun. And I was one of those who traveled to the nearest location where where it would be total. ...
  7. Cats Have Super Psychedelic Vision

    Last week it was dogs. This week on my blog I'm talking about cats. Check it out--Cats Have Super Psychedelic Vision. http://shawnadelacorte.blogspot.com
  8. 10 Incredible Scientific Discoveries About Dogs

    Dogs...commonly thought of as man's best friend. They were among the first of the animals to be domesticated by man thousands of years ago. Check out my blog this week for a look at 10 Incredible...
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    Weird August Holidays

    Every month has its collection of strange, weird, and obscure holidays, many unknown to the general public. Check out my blog this week for a look at Weird August Holidays. ...
  10. 10 of History's Overlooked Mysteries

    History is filled with mysteries. Some were eventually solved and others have remained unsolved. Then there is that third category of those that have been mostly overlooked. Check out my blog this...
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    10 Lies You Hear Every Day

    We all hear lies every day, but there's also the reality that we all tell lies every day--some small and inconsequential and others huge. Check out my blog this week for a look at The 10 Lies You...
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    Fourth of July holiday

    Today, July 1, is Canada Day. This Tuesday, July 4, is the U.S. Independence Day holiday. This is a week of celeration for both countries.


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    Quirks Of The English Language

    Where most languages seem to have grammar/spelling rules, it seems that English has more exceptions than rules. Check out my blog this week for a look at some of the quirks of The English Language. ...
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    10 Little Known Wars

    Wars have been a fact of life for as long as man has been on this planet. Check out my blog this week for a look at 10 Little Known Wars--some fought over serious issues and others ludicrous. ...
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    6 Infamous Ghost Ships

    Ghost ships--famous or infamous--have been with us throughut history. Check out my blog this week for a look at Six Infamous Ghost Ships. http://shawnadelacorte.blogspot.com
  16. The Hound Of The Baskervilles--the real story

    THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Arthur Conan Doyle's most popular Sherlock Holmes' story. But is it strictly a work of fiction or is it based on something other than Doyle's imagination? Check out...
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    Memorial Day holiday history

    This weekend--Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29--is the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S. Check out my blog this week for a look at the history and meaning of this holiday.
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  18. 9 Dangerous Scientific Work Locations

    When you hear the word 'scientist' the image of someone wearing a white lab coat and surrounded by test tubes pops into your mind. And in most cases, that's probably true. But there are some...
  19. 10 Things That Kill More People Than Sharks

    Shark Attack! Just the words send a shudder through the body. However...not counting crime and war, there many things far more dangerous. Check out my blog this week for a list of 19 Things That...
  20. 10 Things You May Not Know About Vikings

    How much do you really know about the Vikings? You've watched the movies and television shows, been exposed to the caricatures and stereotypes. But I'll bet there's a lot about the Vikings you don't...
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    Cinco de Mayo--What and Why

    Cinco de Mayo...the 5th of May--a holiday in Mexico. Like St. Patrick's Day, a foreign country holiday that many here in the U.S. have embraced over the years. Check out my blog this week for at...
  22. Earth Day--When, Where, And Why

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 -- Earth Day. Check out my blog this week for a look at the where, when, and why of this annual observation. We only have one planet. We need to do everything we can to...
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    The Last Czar

    With Russia being in the news so much for the last several months, I thought the contents of an article I came across about a year and a half ago might be of interest. The article told about the...
  24. Crazy Tax Deductions--part 2 of 2

    Continuing with my 2-part blog dedicated to income tax season, check out this week's post for more crazy deductions rejected by the Internal Revenue Service and some surprising deductions that they...
  25. Crazy Tax Deductions That Didn't Work pt 1 of 2

    It's that time of year again (at least here in the U.S.) -- income tax is due! Check out my blog this week (and next week) for a 2 part post about Crazy Tax Deductions That Didn't Work. ...
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