Winter Holidays
Winter Holidays

Read about the history and traditions of the major winter celebrations.

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Human Rights Day
The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948, signalling the birth of the birth of the modern human rights movement. Learn how Human Rights Day is observed.
WWII Timeline
Find the stats and facts for the most important milestones of WWII.
Fattest Countries
Globally, 39% of adults are overweight and 13% are obese. Find a list of the fattest countries.
Charlie Brown Christmas
The classic and beloved TV special that almost wasn't. Learn how the story came to be, take a quiz, and more.

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Which band is the most influential of all time?

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  • Pick choice 7 The Rolling Stones
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  • Pick choice 9 Rush
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