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Ask MHQ: King Frederick II of Prussia

King Frederick II of Prussia introduced potatoes into his army’s diet in 1744 despite popular belief that they were unfit for human consumption.
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Veteran of Countless Small Skirmishes Turns 45

GI Joe is celebrating 45 uninterrupted years on the market this February. While the toy evolved to reflect different eras—Joe was an adventurer in the 1970s, fighting crocodiles and sharks, and in the 1990s, equipped to nip the terrorist threat in the bud—it never strayed far from its basic mission.
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St.Fagans: Time for Welsh History

St. Fagans National History Museum contains more than 40 historic buildings from all over Wales on its 100 acres of parkland, behind the Elizabethan manor house known as St. Fagans Castle.
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The Cornwall of Daphne du Maurier

Alfred Hitchcock and other film directors found inspiration in the works of author Daphne du Maurier. She found her own inspiration for "Rebecca," "The Loving Spirit," and other stories in her beloved Cornwall.
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Dorchester: A Step Back

Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful scenery, the town of Dorchester is a pleasant step back in time.
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Potteries of Staffordshire

One of England's most renowned industries -- pottery manufacturing -- grew in the towns that became Stoke-on-Trent.