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  • Christmas in small-town America
    Christmas in small-town America
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    Now that Thanksgiving is past, everyone decorates for Christmas – if they haven’t already done so. Americans love to decorate the exteriors of their homes. In many small towns, the streets and public parks are transformed into fairy-like light displays.

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  • Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving
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    This week, across the United States, families are traveling or preparing for the most American holiday of the year: Thanksgiving, which falls on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Many people are looking for their family’s favorite recipes, buying ingredients and beginning to cook the meal that represents the ideal Thanksgiving.

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  • Remember, remember the fifth of November…
    Remember, remember the fifth of November…
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    In 1605, Guy Fawkes and his friends wanted to blow up important buildings in London where the king and the leaders were meeting so that someone else would rule England. This was called the Gunpowder Plot.

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  • The great milk debate – before or after the tea?
    The great milk debate – before or after the tea?
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    There is nothing more British than a cup of tea (or a ‘cuppa’, as it is sometimes called). Many Brits take their tea with milk. The milk helps balance the tannins in the tea and makes it more mellow. I’ve always had one question: does one put the milk in the teacup before or after the tea?

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  • Why people are uneasy about the Will Smith’s Genie and the CATS film trailer
    Why people are uneasy about the Will Smith’s Genie and the CATS film trailer
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    In previous blog entries, we’ve talked about the general reaction of the public when they released trailers for the live-action film ALADDIN and musical film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS. In general, people watched both trailers and found them both to be a little…creepy. This phenomenon has a name: the Uncanny Valley.

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