History Schmistory: December 10. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… a mouse?

1955: One of history’s greatest cartoon superheroes comes to television to save the day…Mighty Mouse!

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Today’s MarcoWord (Danish): Glædelig Jul (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Danish): Glædelig Jul. Merry Christmas. Glædelig Jul! Let’s have a sweet flat pastry thingy for Christmas breakfast.

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History Schmistory: December 9. These Woods Rock!

1962: The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona. Local trees are too petrified to speak.

By Kumar Appaiah [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Kumar Appaiah [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MarcoWord (Greek): Kala Christouyenna! (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Greek): Kala Christouyenna!. Merry Christmas. Kala Christouyenna!! Did you know the “X” in Xmas comes from the Greek letter “chi” which represents ‘Christ?’ Well, it does :-)!”

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History Schmistory: December 8. Duck and Cover!

1953: United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the speech that launches the “Atoms for Peace” program, which supplied information to schools, hospitals, and research institutions on how to stop worrying and love the bomb.

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Today’s MarcoWord (Filipino): Maligayang Pasko (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Filipino): Maligayang Pasko. Merry Christmas. Maligayang Pasko! I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted since we’ve just completed our Philippine tradition of 9 days of attending pre-dawn Mass.

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The Christmas Elves of Scotland

In Scotland, during Christmas, roving bands of elves are warded off by defensive walls of fire. AWESOME!

Today’s MarcoWord (Spanish): Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Italian): Feliz Navidad. Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad, Mr. Feliciano. Really? That gave you an idea for a song? I’m sure we’ll never get sick of hearing it played over and over!”

Today’s MarcoWord (Latin): Natale hilare et Annum Faustum (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Italian): Natale hilare et Annum Faustum. Merry Christmas. Natale hilare et Annum Faustum, Centurions. By the way, who’s this Santa guy all the Gauls are talking about?”

MarcoWord (Irish): Nollaig Shona Dhuit (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Irish): Hyvaa joulua. Merry Christmas. Nollaig Shona Dhuit, fellow Irish-speaking person.”

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