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Video Of The Week - The History Of Thanksgiving

By Meera Dolasia on November 24, 2014
Video Of The Week - The History Of Thanksgiving

On November 27th, North Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving, an annual holiday during which families and friends get together for a scrumptious feast and reflect on all the things they are grateful for. The ancient tradition dates all the way back to 1621, when the pilgrims celebrated their first harvest with a feast that lasted for three days. While most people are aware of that, very few know that the holiday was once celebrated several times a year or that Thanksgiving as we know it today, is possible thanks to 19th century writer, Sarah Josefa Hale.

Does Oscar The Cat Have A Sixth Sense? One Doctor Certainly Thinks So

By Meera Dolasia on November 22, 2014
Does Oscar The Cat Have A Sixth Sense? One Doctor Certainly Thinks So

When the administrators of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, adopted six 'therapy' cats from an animal shelter, they had no idea that among them was one that possessed an uncanny sixth sense to predict the impending death of terminally ill patients.

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Leaves Ferrari F430 Scuderia In The Dust!

By Meera Dolasia on November 21, 2014
Rocket-Powered Bicycle Leaves Ferrari F430 Scuderia In The Dust!

With its slightly elongated frame, thick tires, normal brakes and pedals, Francois Gissy's two-wheeler looks just like any other high-end customized bike. However look closer, and you will notice a modification like none other - rocket thrusters that are filled with concentrated hydrogen peroxide that help the daredevil attain speeds that no man has reached before, on a bicycle.

World's Largest Corn Labyrinth Elicits Distress Calls From Disoriented "Maze Runners"

By Meera Dolasia on November 9, 2014
World's Largest Corn Labyrinth Elicits Distress Calls From Disoriented "Maze Runners"

For those that love labyrinths, there is nothing like the Cool Patch Pumpkins corn maze in Dixon, California. The intricate collection of winding paths, twists, turns and loops that is hand-cut by farm owners and brothers, Matt and Mark Cooley, can disorient even the most experienced "maze runner". This year's creation was particularly bewildering given that the brothers had expanded their already large puzzle into a 60-acre behemoth, a feat that earned them a second Guinness World Record!

Central London Hotel Draws Harry Potter Fans With "Wizard Chambers"

By Meera Dolasia on November 7, 2014
Central London Hotel Draws Harry Potter Fans With "Wizard Chambers"

Though the last book of the spectacular Harry Potter series was released seven years ago in 2007, the young wizard continues to be extremely popular with both kids and adults. Over the years, Potter fans have been able to experience numerous aspects of the young wizard's life, right down to his favorite drink - Butterbeer. Now thanks to a British hotel, they can also spend a night in the wizard's Hogwarts Castle dormitory room.

The Crunch Of An Apple And Fizz Of A Soda? Yum!

By Meera Dolasia on November 1, 2014
The Crunch Of An Apple And Fizz Of A Soda? Yum!

First there were the delicious cotton candy grapes and now an effervescent apple that will have your mouth tingling with joy! Called "Paradis Sparkling", the unusual fruit is the result of eight years of research by Swiss fruit nursery Lubera.

Pumpkin Carving Maestro Ray Villafane Creates Yet Another Masterpiece

By Meera Dolasia on October 30, 2014
Pumpkin Carving Maestro Ray Villafane Creates Yet Another Masterpiece

No Halloween celebration would be complete without a peek at pumpkin carver extraordinaire Ray Villafane's incredible masterpieces. As has been the case for the past three years, the artist and his team of equally talented carvers, spent the weekend of October 18th and 19th at the New York Botanical Garden, transforming some of the world's largest pumpkins into scary zombies.

New York's Annual Halloween Dog Show Does Not Disappoint

By Meera Dolasia on October 27, 2014
New York's Annual Halloween Dog Show Does Not Disappoint

Though there are numerous Halloween dog parades across the country, very few are as famous as the one held at New York City's Tompkins Square Park. Now in its 24th year, the annual pageant that doubles up as a fundraiser is one of the most competitive dog events in the world, with owners going through incredible efforts and expense to don their best friends in the most unique Halloween costumes.

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