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Fast food chains may be a dime a dozen, but there is none other like Tim Hortons, a brand that has managed to become an inseparable part of the fabric of Canada.
The mere sound of its name brings a ton of nostalgic memories for many Canadians and it has since become a proud representation of the country, along with its values.
For many, June is a month-long celebration for the LGBTQ+ community – a community that has historically been forced to put up with prejudice, discrimination, violence, and persecution.
Pride Month is an event celebrated by millions of people globally, spurring even the most prominent companies to voice their support for the LGBTQ+ community and everything it stands for.
But how exactly did Pride Month come to be?
Perhaps no other board game has captured the public’s imagination more than Monopoly, which – for decades – has infamously destroyed relationships with friends, as well as family game nights.
Nearly everyone in the world has played or knows how to play Monopoly. Unfortunately, only a few are aware of its fascinating roots and its incredibly controversial history.
There’s probably a good chance that you recently ordered a box of pizza. It might have been for sharing with your friends and family. Or maybe it was likely for a night-in alone, or binging Netflix with a glass of wine - just some of the ways in which we easily enjoy pizza nowadays. The classic Pizza and a movie.
No other food item is as international as the humble pizza, with each country carrying its own variations. Cultural var...
For years, Elizabeth Holmes was lauded as a pioneer in the medical technology industry after having invented a device that could run countless tests on a single drop of blood. With lucrative deals and multiple funding rounds, she managed to claw her way to the top, becoming the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire with a staggering net worth of 4.5 billion dollars.
But in 2015, these all came crumbling down, when an expos...
Many people – us included – have many fond memories of Blockbuster.
This video rental franchise dominated the market and became well known as a family friendly business. How did they do it?
The smell opening up one of those bulky Blockbuster cases was intoxicating. It’s a shame that future generations will never be able to experience the beauty and comfort that was Blockbuster. With one store left in the entire world, it’s safe t...
The city of Baltimore is considered the largest and most populous in the state of Maryland. It attracts thousands of tourists, most of whom come for the scenic Inner Harbor and for a taste of the mouth-watering crab dishes served in practically every restaurant.
But Baltimore in the 18th and 19th centuries had an entirely different reputation. At the time and under the cover of darkness, men would routinely sneak into cemeteries l...
Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but the photo of a divorced couple picking through their massive collection of Beanie Babies is definitely one that encapsulates an unbelievable movement that lasted nearly a decade.
The 90s were marked by many things, although one of the most memorable – and arguably, the most ridiculous – was the mania caused by a few stuffed animals. These toys were originally meant for children, but ulti...
Waking up today consists of an alarm clock – one whose incessant ringing, unfortunately, brings us out of our dreams and the comfort of our beds. Many have even attempted to make this process more pleasurable by inventing alarm clocks that mimic natural sunlight, as well as ones that force you to run after them if you want to hit their snooze button.
But these devices weren’t always the nifty and creative ones that we know today. ...
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