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Pope Who?

Today I’ve been in the city of Rome, and the trinket trade is immediately noticeable.  Being symbiotically attached to the Vatican City as a remora to a shark (you guess which one is which), there are a lot of papal trinkets around.    Whether it’s

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The Real Origin Of Valentine’s Day

Whatever the twists and turns in the threads of historical connection between then and now, it’s clear that the association of February 14 with love and sex predates anyone carrying the name of Valentine.

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Have A Tuchulcha Morning

Answer quickly: Who is the Roman god of the dead? It’s Pluto, right? Yes, and no. Pluto is a Roman god of the dead, but it turns out that he’s not the only one. Pluto was inspired by the Greek Hades, who had the nickname

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?

Fight the Republican beast!