Author: fuchsbau

Christmas orange tradition

  The orange became part of Christmastime tradition in the 19th century, in concert with the rise of hanging stockings near the fire. According to Emily Spivack, who wrote about the origin of the...

Best ping pong shots 2018

Pongfinity is a Finnish content creator team specialized in table tennis entertainment. The team consists of Emil, Otto and Miikka. Each team member has a background in the national team of Finland.

Yule

Yuletide is a pagan holiday also known as the Winter solstice. Generally celebrated by Wiccans and Northern European Christians. “Yuletide” celebrates the birth of the Sun and also celebrates the “Mother” at the height...

Best Christmas movies

It’s the time of year when Christmas movies come out in storm to be watched by millions of people from all over the world. While there are many Christmas movies that have become holiday...

The best Christmas destination in Europe

Tallinn, the beautiful, medieval capital of Estonia, on the Baltic Sea, has been chosen as the #1 European Christmas Destination 2019, by more than 208,000 global travelers from 106 countries who voted over the...

O Come, All Ye Faithful

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” (originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol that has been attributed to various authors, including John Francis Wade (1711–1786), John Reading (1645–1692) and King John...

Why is meningitis so dangerous?

In 1987, thousands of people gathered in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. But what started out as a celebration led to a worldwide health crisis: more than 2,000 cases of meningitis broke...

How Shazam works

Shazam app can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The company was founded in 1999 by Barton and Inghelbrecht, who were students...

The legend of panettone

A slice of panettone and a flute of champagne (or prosecco)… there is no more Italian way to wish a happy holiday season. It’s a ritual in many homes where panettone is a welcomed...

Ketogenic diets: beyond the hype

Despite the recent hype, very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet isn’t a new kind of diet. Ketogenic diets have been used for years as a medically prescribed treatment for difficult cases of epilepsy, especially in children....