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The History Of Gunpowder

Used as far back as Ancient China, gunpowder has had a long history, and applications for everything from warfare to fireworks displays. The processes and technology involved in using gunpowder for explosions and fireworks displays has changed considerably over time, but still retains some basic principles and ingredients. What, then, are the origins of gunpowder, and how has it developed over time into som ...

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A BBC Institution – The Antiques Roadshow

Sunday evenings wouldn’t be the same without the Antiques Roadshow, which has been a regular television fixture since 1979. We all love to hear the stories behind the objects which people bring in to the show, and gasp in astonishment when an old, chipped plate found at a car boot sale is valued at several thousand pounds. History The idea for the Antiques Roadshow came about in 1977 after the BBC produced ...

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12-12-12: How The Sandy Relief Concert Drew Billions Of Viewers

If there is one defining characteristic of America, and people in general, it is that when disaster strikes we come together. Hurricane Sandy was a freakish storm that caused intense damage to an area not prepared for hurricanes, took people's lives, and left many without food, water, or electricity. In response to the devastation, the 12-12-12 Concert was organized to provide relief. Within minutes of tick ...

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Cigars From Christopher Columbus To Facebook

A brief history of the cigar When Christopher Columbus landed in the Indies in 1492, he found the inhabitants drying and smoking tobacco leaves. When he returned to Europe he brought this strange new custom with him. Within fifty years, smoking was all the rage in Europe and in less than 100 years, it was a worldwide phenomenon. While we wouldn’t necessary recognize what they were smoking as cigars, smoking ...

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The 5 Popular Books Of 2012

At present there is no official database which collates accurate information about what are the current most popular books outside individual bookshop chains. This is due in part to the many mediums used to sell or lend books to the public and the difficulties with gathering information from so many varied sources. Bookshops, ebooks, public libraries, second hand stores and people lending to friends – not a ...

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Just How Much Do We Drive Over The Holidays?

The festive season is now well and truly over and for all of us January - and reality - have set in and made us come back down to earth with a resounding bump. As public transport tends to grind quite literally to a halt over the festive period it’s no big surprise that people turn to their cars more than usual as their preferred mode of transport. Car hire provider Hertz conducted a survey this Christmas a ...

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Un-Romantic Valentines Days

Love comes in many forms. In fact, some of the best ways to demonstrate love is through gift experiences, rather than traditional presents. As Valentine’s Day approaches, below are some interesting and unconventional ways to celebrate the day. 1. Share the love Volunteering is a great way to spend time with anyone, particularly a loved one. For many people, the joy of giving is far greater than any gift the ...

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Introducing PayPal Bingo Games

The number one global online account is PayPal.  More than one hundred million people use PayPal to pay and receive payments. Payment processing on the internet has never been easier. PayPal for Online Bingo The premier online payment system is PayPal.  Due to its user-friendly qualities, PayPal has become the funding system for many bingo rooms.  While there are several payment processing companies, PayPal ...

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Top DJ Mobile Apps

The DJ craze has taken the world by storm as mixing equipment has become ever more available to the masses, at least as far as cost is concerned. But even though the basic gear may be more accessible than ever (even a couple of iPods can technically make up the bulk of a novice DJ’s mixing table), many people may still have problems finding the funds to get started. Cue the mobile DJ apps found in iTunes’ p ...

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UK Recording Artists Support the Public’s Right to Download Free Music

Remember when you were a kid and going to the music store to buy a new CD was a highlight of the week? If you had a conservative Christian mum like mine, the CD’s artwork was scrutinized for the devilish and grotesque (obviously I was not allowed to own an Iron Maiden Album). But oh how the times have changed. For most, the thought of going to the store to buy a CD is a total waste of time. But it is also a ...

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