Fairy tales have ancient origin – Telegraph

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Dr Jamie Tehrani, a cultural anthropologist at Durham University, studied 35 versions of Little Red Riding Hood from around the world. Whilst the European version tells the story of a little girl who is tricked by a wolf masquerading as her grandmother, in the Chinese version a tiger replaces the wolf. In Iran, where it would be considered odd for … Read More

Fairy tales have ancient origin – Telegraph

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Dr Jamie Tehrani, a cultural anthropologist at Durham University, studied 35 versions of Little Red Riding Hood from around the world. Whilst the European version tells the story of a little girl who is tricked by a wolf masquerading as her grandmother, in the Chinese version a tiger replaces the wolf. In Iran, where it would be considered odd for … Read More

Where Did All the Flowers Come From? – NYTimes.com

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Throughout his life, Charles Darwin surrounded himself with flowers. When he was 10, he wrote down each time a peony bloomed in his father’s garden. When he bought a house to raise his own family, he turned the grounds into a botanical field station where he experimented on flowers until his death. But despite his intimate familiarity with flowers, Darwin … Read More

Nixon vs Kennedy and EQ dangers

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I’d accepted as one of those givens, because I’d heard enough people say it, that one of the reasons Nixon lost out to Kennedy in the 60’s election was the media-savviness of Kennedy. “People who heard the first televised debate on the radio thought that Nixon had won, while the TV viewers thought that Kennedy had won. However, since far … Read More