How to Circumnavigate the Earth

Paul De Lancey, circumnavigating On September 8, 1519, Ferdinand Magellan and 238 seamen of various ranks left Spain to circumnavigate the Earth. It was a long ocean voyage! Just over two years. Only 30 of […]

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Quinoa Api and the Birth Of Agriculture

Bolivian Breakfast QUINOA API INGREDIENTS 1¼ cups quinoa2¾ cups milk2⅔ cups water1 cinnamon stick1 tablespoon honey2½ tablespoons sugar¼ teaspoon vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSIL fine-mesh colander Serves 4. Takes 45 minutes. PREPARATION Rinse quinoa in colander. […]

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Il Pomodoro Wins Tutta Italia Soccer Title; Opponents Cry Foul

Cesare “Instant Death” Borgia, tenacious defender Italian soccer fans still buzz about the tiny, virtually unknown, Il Pomodoro club winning the prestigious Tutta Italia Championship.  Pomodoro took a 1-0 leader just 33 seconds into its first-round game […]

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Cranberry Sauce and the Colosseum

Bosnian Appetizer CRANBERRY SAUCE INGREDIENTS 1⅓ cups sugar¾ cup water½ cup orange juice1 pound cranberries Makes 3¼ cups. Takes 1 hour 30 minutes. PREPARATION Add sugar, orange juice, and water to pot. Simmer at low-medium […]

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Fun Festivals – The International Witches Fair

Is Halloween your favorite holiday of the year? Did you or your mom spend days making a truly scary costume? Do you want another such day? Each and every year? Then go to the Witchcraft […]

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Kitchen Explosion and the Big Bang Theory

They sure don’t make plastic bags to hold tamarind bags like they used to do. I took my tamarind bag out of my plastic-grocery bag and it ripped open sending tamarind pods everywhere. Many of […]

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Fun Festivals – Cattle Calling Championship

Can’t speak Finnish, but still love to make yourself heard? Alapitka, Finland, puts on the renowned Cattle Calling Championship. Techniques of the champions are closely guarded secrets. However, successful participants tend to know the names […]

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Polish Doughnuts and Death From the Sky

Polish Dessert PĄCZKI(Doughnuts) INGREDIENTS 1½ tablespoons yeast1 cup milk, warm1½ tablespoons water, warm⅓ cup butter, softened1 teaspoon rum extract or 1 tablespoon brandy (optional)1 teaspoon salt½ cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract6 eggs6 cups flour (2 […]

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Bicycle Chicken

Burkina Faso BICYCLE CHICKEN(Poulet Bicyclette) INGREDIENTS 1 MaggiTM chicken or vegetable bouillon cube*2 tablespoons peanut oil or other oil1 teaspoon vinegar¼ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoon salt2 chicken breasts with bone and skin2 chicken thighs with bone […]

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