Category Archives: Culture

‘Good on her’: how Jackie Weaver became an internet star | Guardian

Handforth residents, a comedian and young political activists helped explosive parish council meeting go viral t was the distraction the nation didn’t know it needed: a poor-quality recording of an online meeting of a Cheshire parish council, called by two … Continue reading

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Toasts Around the World | 100,000 Subscribers | Thank You!

Thank you all so much for your curiosity and willingness to share your stories with me!

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Boiúna | A Book of Creatures

Variations: Anaconda, Boi-úna, Cobra Grande, Cobra-grande, Eunectes murinus, Mae-d’agua, Mae-do-rio, Mboia-açu (“Large Snake”), Mboiúna; Mru-kra-o (Kayapo); Vai-bogo (Desana) Boiúna or Cobra Grande is one of the most widespread and polymorphic myths of the Amazon basin. The name is applied to concepts … Continue reading

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Yan, Tyan, Tethera and other sheep related historical facts…and a cross stitch sampler

Traditionally shepherds counted their sheep in scores – or lots of twenty – twice a day, morning and evening, just to check that they hadn’t lost any in the night.    When the shepherd got to twenty he or she would place … Continue reading

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Sheep in British Folklore & Superstition

Welcome to my channel! Here you’ll find folklore from across the British Isles. In this video I look into the folklore of sheep and shepherds from across Britain. I start by looking at the origins of some of their oldest … Continue reading

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Top 10 Nursery Rhyme Dark Origins

Most nursery rhymes that date far back, if not all of them, seem to carry a dark part of history with them.

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Barbara Windsor: you’re more likely to hear a cockney accent in Essex than east London now

Jo Adetunji Managing Editor Barbara Windsor was the Cockney queen of EastEnders but you’re more likely to hear her famous accent in Essex now rather than London. The word “cockney” conjures up a plethora of London-based cultural expectations. Maybe you … Continue reading

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SAOIRSE

Dublin is a city in the midst of a property development boom and with the gentrification of the inner city, working-class horse culture is being marginalised. It’s something quite unique to the city and likely won’t exist in fifteen years. … Continue reading

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Learn Some Black American Sign Language | Kottke

After a video Nakia Smith did with her grandfather went viral, Netflix asked her to explain what Black American Sign Language is, how it came about, and how it differs from American Sign Language. Black American Sign Language is a … Continue reading

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China’s Vanishing Muslims: Undercover In The Most Dystopian Place In The World

China’s Uighur minority live a dystopian nightmare of constant surveillance and brutal policing. At least one million of them are believed to be living in what the U.N. described as a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy,” while … Continue reading

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