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The Complete History of Coffee Making

This is a complete guide to making coffee around the world. How much is consumed, where it’s consumed the most and the history of brewing and harvesting methods over time.


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101-Objects-Banner-970101 Objects that Made America

“We Americans have yet to really learn our antecedents,” Walt Whitman said, “and sort them, to unify them. They will be found ampler than is supposed, and in widely different sources.”

This month, Smithsonian released the 101 objects that shaped American culture. There will also be a four-part series released beginning November 25 called Seriously Amazing Objects on the Smithsonian Channel.



Regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting as a dialect.

Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of Professor Bert Vaux and Scott Golder’s linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words. (via detsl on /r/Linguistics)

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