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During World War II, Velvalee Dickinson, who owned and managed a doll shop in New York City, used correspondence about dolls to conceal information about U.S

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{July 30, 2010}   Edutainment: Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

From: http://ping.fm/8l6PP



A great Japanese warrior named Nobunaga decided to attack the enemy although he had only one-tenth the number of men the opposition commanded. He knew that he would win, but his soldiers were in doubt.

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{July 30, 2010}   His~Story

A girl’s legs are her best friends… but even the best of friends must part ~ Redd Foxx

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After the downfall of traditional Druidism, the myth of the witch became even more popular. The myth of witch cults had existed during the time of Celtic Paganism, but its source lied more with the Pagan rituals and traditions of sorcery.

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At 2.00am on Sunday 2nd September his workman smelled smoke and woke the household. The family fled across the nearby roofs, leaving only a maid, too scared to run, who soon became the first of the four listed casualties of the fire.

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Te means ‘hand’ or ‘hands’, but in its widest context means martial arts. Te is the newer description of ‘Ti’ that has been practised, nurtured and developed through time in the Ryukyu Islands.

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The founder of the Ving Tsun (Wing chun) Kungfu System, Miss Yim Ving Tsun was a native of Canton China. As a young girl, she was intelligent and athletic, upstanding and manly. She was betrothed to Leung Bok Chau, a salt merchant of Fukien.

From: http://ping.fm/Wuap7



Æthelred, whom Emma had married in 1002, had been dead less than a year when she became the wife of the Danish king and acquiesced in the exile of her children.

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Mary Allen, the daughter of the manager of the Great Western Railway, was born in Cardiff in 1878. Educated at Princess Helena College, Ealing, she joined the Women’s Political and Social Union (WSPU) after meeting Annie Kenney. In 1912 she became head of the Hastings branch of the WSPU.

From: http://ping.fm/MaUCY



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