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Rowan trees are said to protect against bad spirits. It was used in butter churns so that the butter would not be overlooked by Faeries. Bewitched horses may be controlled by a rowan whip. Druids used rowan wood for fires with which they called up spirits whom could be forced to answer questions when rowan berries were spread over the flayed hides of bulls.

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100 years of scientific breakthroughs - by women

In 1982, Virologist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize.


Vortigern - King of Britons - Germanic barbarians used as auxiliaries by Roman's in Britain - He was pushed back into the west by the Saxon Invaders.

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Prince Charles makes stars laugh at Prince's Trust gala dinner

As always, the Prince (third right) was able to attract a plethora of celebrities to aid his cause (L-R) Sir Ben Kingsley, Samantha Bond, Jools Holland, Ronnie Wood, Melanie Chisholm and Dynamo

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10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth (and What to Do About It)

Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, a very small amount of which lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption but, when it is overproduced it breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic byproducts into your body and causing leaky gut. This can lead to many different health problems ranging from digestive issues to depression.


Scorpion sting is a cutaneous (Relating to skin) condition usually resulting in pain and variable swelling. Scorpions hunt at night and during days they hide along rocks or trees. There are minimum 1,500 scorpion species and only 25 of them produce venom that causes serious harm to adults.

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