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A Short History of the Ampersand

The ampersand. Swoopy, popular with designers, and weirdly tricky to hand write. But where does it come from? Why is it called the ampersand and not something more literal, maybe something like “and sign” or […]

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What Makes Food Spicy?

What makes food spicy? Hot sauce aficionados may think they have an easy answer to this, but the explanation actually goes beyond Scovilles. Hot sauces often proudly display their Scoville units prominently on packaging, and […]