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The Origin Of The Candy Cane

The Origin Of The Candy Cane

First, let’s start by dispelling a somewhat popular myth that more or less goes like this:

Happy Hour: 11 Origins Of Common Drinking Phrases

Happy Hour: 11 Origins Of Common Drinking Phrases

There’s a lot of slang associated with drinking. Three sheets to the wind. Hair of the dog. On the wagon. We all know them, we all use them, but most of us don’t know where they came from or what they really mean. Read on, and you’ll be the smartest…

OLPC Origins: US and Taiwan’s Hardware Lovechild

OLPC Origins: US and Taiwan’s Hardware Lovechild

In November of 2005, Nicholas Negroponte and his OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen travelled to Tunisia for the UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society, where they were able to present a “working” US$100 laptop concept to Kofi Annan, UN secretary general. No longer did the machine rely on that…