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Rose Wine History
Marika Josephson -- 2012-06-09 16:17
Rosé, whose French name means "pink" or "reddish," is a light red wine whose popularity with wine connoisseurs in the United States has always been tenuous due to its apparent similarity to sweet pink wines like white zinfandel. However, rosé wine is delicate and complex when made in the style of ...
About Barn Dancing
Kaye Wagner -- 2012-06-09 16:15
Today, barn dancing provides the same function that it did hundreds of years ago; it provides a group, family or community with the opportunity to socialize and celebrate. Today, barn dancing can also be referred to as country line dancing. Despite its athletic and rowdy appearance today, barn danci...
About Flamenco Dancing
Debra Stein -- 2012-06-09 16:11
Flamenco dancing is much more than a pattern of steps or a style of movement. It is defined by the emotional interpretation of music and song, and the influence of a culture that shaped its form. Words and rhythms drive emotionally charged movements expressed by the artistry of the performer. Origin...
About The History of Birthday Candles
Peggy Epstein -- 2012-06-09 16:10
When the iced and decorated cake is brought to the table at a birthday party, it's ablaze with candles. A longstanding tradition, the lighting of birthday candles is said to have started with the ancient Greeks; it has taken on various meanings through the years, some religious and some just for fun...
The History of Parachute Pants
Bettina Palileo -- 2012-06-09 16:07
Parachute pants are characterized by their material. Just like actual parachutes, they are made of nylon, allowing them to be lightweight and durable. The crotch is low and pockets and zippers adorn the pant legs. At their advent, parachute pants were tight all over. Later on, they acquired a looser...
Types of Wooden Shoes
Mitchell Land -- 2012-06-07 19:45
The term "clog" can refer to any shoe that is made of wood and is often associated with the popular Dutch variety; however, there are many types of wooden shoes that have developed out of various ancient traditions across the world. Wood has been a popular material for shoe production in many civili...
Chinese Shoes From China's History
Catalina Bixler -- 2012-06-07 19:43
Archeological finds, ancient texts and art works reveal how the Chinese people historically responded to geological and natural changes, which influenced the evolution of their shoes. The military history of China figures predominantly in the influence on shoe development. Whims of emperors within t...
The History of Chinese String Instruments
Lee Millisaw -- 2012-06-07 19:35
Chinese stringed instruments date back well over 2,000 years. Some instruments, such as the erhu and the guqin, are considered symbols of Chinese cultural heritage. Over the centuries, many stringed instruments have undergone structural changes in both the number of strings and body shapes. Addition...
Why Do the French Wear Berets?
Kathryn White -- 2012-06-06 22:42
Early Origins The ancient Greeks first used a beret style hat in the 5th century BC, 2500 years ago. The "pilos," as they called it, was practical and water tight because it lacked any seams.The Romans then adopted the floppy cap from the Greeks and referred to it as a "pilus" but eventually changed...
History of Western Education
Joshua Wallace -- 2012-06-06 22:39
The History of Western Education is a vast subject and beyond the scope of this article to cover in its entirety. However, the essential theme concerning Western Education involves the technological advancements shaping it. For example, education is related to mankind's immediate circumstance and th...
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