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2014-12-01 20:21:29

Mention BeAnElf.org in news coverage because unlike USPS.com, it readily offers a list of participating USPS branches and great tips for volunteering NEW YORK, Dec.

2014-12-01 08:34:18

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All systems are go and the holiday season is clear for takeoff at Macy's Herald Square with the unveiling of its 2014 Christmas windows.

2014-11-28 08:23:53

Macy's Santaland® Opens on Friday, November 28th NEW YORK, Nov.

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2014-11-27 08:53:33

In 16th and 17th century Poland, people who died and were suspected of coming back to life as a vampire received a special kind of burial treatment – involving sharp, curved knives around their necks and rocks on their jaws.

2014-11-26 08:28:30

NOTTINGHAM, England, November 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year Wrappler, the social media gift registry site, has decided to spread even more Christmas cheer by awarding

2014-11-24 23:03:27

Christmas game mobile app "Baby Santa Christmas Delivery" now available for download Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 The DeLand Media

2014-11-20 23:12:14

Recruiting for Good a socially progressive staffing solution helping moms enjoy, fund, and gift life, sport, and travel experiences; and is sponsoring a fun creative writing competition to inspire

2014-11-19 23:07:41

Michigan-based company, PackageFromSanta.com has partnered with twelve local and national charities and created its 12 Days of Giving promotion, providing families with an opportunity to give


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Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Mapinguari
2014-04-22 13:41:18

Mapinguari The mapinguari or mapinguary is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as the Isnashi. Several attempts to find physical evidence that the creature exists have been conducted. Samples have been gathered, but when analyzed it was found to be from known animals and some of the castings of tracks were inconclusive. Native folklore has described the creature as having only one eye, long claws, backward feet, a...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.