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The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse) 'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990

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How the British as seen by Americans and Europeans

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Comanche girl's dress - replica of dress made for Quanah Parker's daughter when she was around six years old.

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Black Liverpool: The Early History of Britain's Oldest Black Community 1730-1918 by Raymond Henry Costello, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1873245076/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4GGHub00C1M35

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medievalpoc: Alessandro Longhi Portrait of a Young Black Man Italy (c. 1760s) Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm. The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University [x] [x]

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from Explorista.net - Female Digital Nomads

The ultimate UK Bucketlist: 56 dreamy destinations

Soon I will be making some road trips through the country! This is the ultimate Great Britain bucket list: 56 dream places you should not miss.

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Looks like someone decorated this bird

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Ishi - The gold rush brought tens of thousands of miners who damaged the water supplies and killed fish; the deer left the area. The northern Yana group became extinct and the central and southern groups and Yahi populations dropped dramatically. Searching for food, they came into conflict with settlers, leading to bounties on the natives by the settlers. Prices included 50 cents per scalp and 5 dollars per head. In 1865, 17 men surrounded and executed 50 Yahi Indians while they slept in…

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Not sure where this is, but it's a European style carousel. The horses face left and not right, like American carousels do.

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