Magazine - Gambling
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Human beings have spent large amounts of money trying to beat the laws of probability for centuries.

Magazine - Calendars
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To the first people it was obvious that time went in circles. The basic problem for calendar makers is how to get the months (which come from the moon) to stay in synch with the years.

a bunch of daffodils
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'…That floats on high o'er vales and hills…' This famous poem by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was inspired by the spring flower, the yellow or golden daffodil.

Story: Beginner's luck
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When James Milner lands a job in his uncle's bank he rides his luck for a while and even earns himself a huge bottle of vintage champagne for one transaction. But how long can his luck last?

How to greet someone you haven't seen for ages
198

It's always good to keep in touch with old friends.

Poems image
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In this poem some words have been substituted by homophones - words with the same sound but different spelling. It proves that computer spelling checkers are not infallible!

Magazine - Great films that aren't really about Canada
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You can’t see much of Canada in American films like the 1953 movie 'Niagara'. For me, Canada is a place that starts somewhere on the other side of that enormous waterfall.

Stories: The Interesting Most Boring Man in the World
71

People often said that Thierry Boyle was the most boring man in the world. Thierry didn’t know why people thought he was so boring. Thierry thought he was quite interesting.

Magazine - Weather
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The weather – it affects where we choose to live, what we wear, our moods, and perhaps even our national characteristics. A sunny day can relieve a deep depression.

UK Culture: Population and Demographics
57

Do you know how the UK is governed and who lives there? Watch the first of a new series of videos on UK life and institutions. 

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