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History of the Pinata and Mexican Candy

History of the Pinata and Mexican Candy

Chances are good that you've been to a party with a piñata. Whether they're celebrating a birthday or some other occasion, Mexican fiestas are often the place to find guests circled around a piñata, taking turns trying to break it open to spill out the candy. Kids aren't the only ones who can have fun with this party activity, though:… read more

From Candy Canes to Christmas Trees: Christmas Related Facts

From Candy Canes to Christmas Trees: Christmas Related Facts

The holiday season, with its many traditions, family gatherings and general good feelings, will soon be upon us. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its data collection. From Candy Canes to Christmas trees, read the interesting facts and figures about the holiday season! Season's Greetings 1.9 billion Number… read more

Sweet Work – All About Hershey’s

Sweet Work - All About Hershey's

Hershey, Pennsylvania is a located within Derry Township, which is near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. What makes Hershey a very special place is that it is the home of Hershey's Chocolates. With the chocolate manufacturer there, Hershey has been called "The Sweetest Place on Earth", and "Chocolatetown, USA". While these are unofficial designations, you can argue that the nicknames are very appropriate.… read more

Living Sugar-Free: Diabetic Resource Guide

Living Sugar-Free: Diabetic Resource Guide

Diabetes is a disease that affects the sugar level in your blood, called your blood glucose. The sugar in your blood comes from the carbohydrates you eat, like bread and cereal. During digestion, your body breaks the carbohydrates into a simple sugar called glucose, which releases into the bloodstream. A hormone called insulin helps cells absorb the glucose from the… read more

Chocolate Stories: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Chocolate Stories: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was the first movie based on Roald Dahl's 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The 1971 movie is about a poor boy who finds a golden ticket that lets him go on a tour of a chocolate factory with four other kids. Dahl actually didn't like how the movie of his book turned… read more

Glossary of 1950’s Slang

Glossary of 1950's Slang

Some of the slang words used by the very coolest kids in the 1950s still infiltrate popular culture today, though others have fallen by the wayside. But just because some of these words are still around doesn't mean that everyone understands them. Once you learn these terms, however, you might just find yourself using them, too. Actor: Most people hear… read more

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