The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
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Humans have always been cooking up brand new ways to slice, dice, hack, and stab. You definitely wouldn’t want to tangle with any of the historical swords in this gallery—especially the last one.
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The bugle call "Taps" is used at military funerals and memorial services as well as for lights out. Where did this song originate, and why does it affect us so?
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One thing that surprised me about Venice was that graffiti was everywhere.
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