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Why Do We Think of Owls as Wise?

If A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories taught us nothing else, it’s that owls are wise, knowledgeable creatures who generally mean well, even if they tend toward pedantry at times. Right? Well… maybe not. We might often think of owls as wise, but whether or not they are wise is a different story entirely.

What Are “Fairy Rings?”

They’re a curious sight: Perfectly round rings of mushrooms, growing that way all on their own. You might find them in forested areas, or you might find them on your lawn. You might even know what they’re called: “Fairy rings” —a seemingly magical name for a seemingly magical phenomenon.

The Strange World of Seances

You may have only seen seances in movies, but people host them in real life too. It was a big thing in the U.S. and Europe from the nineteenth century into the early twentieth.
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