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World Cup Qualifying Playoffs: Mexico and Uruguay Secure Berths in Final Day of Qualifying

There are just under two weeks remaining until the final draw for the group stage of the 2014 World Cup, and the remaining two slots in the 32 country lineup were decided on November 20th. Both Mexico and Uruguay successfully … Continue reading

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World Cup Qualifying Playoffs: Uphill Battles Ahead for Jordan and New Zealand

Wednesday marked the start of the final week of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and the results of the intercontinental playoffs already seem to be decided. Jordan, always the underdog and proud to have even made … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: Hasekura Tsunenaga

During the Age of Sail, many European merchants went on long expeditions to the East Indies to establish trade and bring back the lucrative spices that would make them rich. This resulted in a large expansion and creation of trade … Continue reading

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Historical Odditites: The Pastry War

The Pastry War must be one of the more strangely named wars in history. It was a French action against Mexico in the end of 1838 and beginning of 1839. The name comes from a supposed incident that started the … Continue reading

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