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Dec 19, 2013 12:30 PM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
For more than a thousand years, elves have been evolving from mysterious nature spirits to Santa's little helpers.
Nov 25, 2013 01:30 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The alignment of the two holidays is a once in more than 70,000-year event.
Apr 1, 2013 07:01 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Figuring out the origins of the holiday can be as tricky as getting to the source of a joke. ->
Feb 12, 2013 02:35 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The tradition of sending paper valentines is traced to a young woman in the mid-1800s who decided to make them her business. ->
May 3, 2013 02:57 PM ET // Trace Dominguez
Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico's freedom from France -- but it's celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico!
May 5, 2011 11:45 AM ET // Lauren Effron
Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico's freedom from France -- but it's celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico!
Oct 26, 2010 05:02 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Syphilis arrived in Europe centuries before the famous explorer Christopher Columbus even set sail for the New World.
Oct 28, 2010 01:42 PM ET // James Williams
Ever wonder where Halloween comes from? Was it created in the 1950s by marketing companies, or does it have a much older and darker past?
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