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About westvirginiarebel

I enjoy blogging and writing in general.

Of Fidgets And Fads Gone By

It’s official: 2017 appears to be the year of the Fidget: What is it for? The fidget spinner has been framed as just a toy—but also as a stress-relief tool, a classroom menace, a treatment for ADHD, and a possible … Continue reading

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Doughnut Day And Other Milestones

First, a history of the doughnut: Hanson Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was 16 years old. Gregory was dissatisfied with the greasiness of doughnuts twisted into various … Continue reading

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What’s In A Word?

So Donald Trump set the Internet ablaze with his creation of a new word: The trouble began, as it so often does, on Twitter, in the early minutes of Wednesday morning. Mr. Trump had something to say. Kind of. “Despite … Continue reading

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Slow Ride

There’s apparently a new phenomenon sweeping Norway: It began with the broadcast of a train journey from the coastal city of Bergen to the capital, Oslo. The formula was simple: put a few cameras on a train and watch the … Continue reading

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RIP Family Member

Ronald Edward Canary passed away over the weekend. 1940-2017  

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Easter Yeggs

It’s Easter-the official start of Spring, with warmer weather (and allergies). Easter brings with it the yearly traditions of a rabbit trying to deliver eggs: And of course, the rabbit’s counterpart: Ultimately, though, Easter is about…zombies? At any rate, happy … Continue reading

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In Praise Of…Spam?

Spam, that pre-processed meat that was born during World War Two, is getting some new love: When most people think about Spam, the phrase “gourmet cooking” doesn’t come to mind. The processed pork-meat product looks about as unappetizing as the phrase … Continue reading

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