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The History of Chocolate

Chocolate

Although it has been a much-loved delicacy that seems to have been around forever, most of the world, and especially Europe has been slow to catch on to the wonder that is chocolate. The fermentation of cacao beans into an alcoholic beverage has been going on since at least 1400 BC, with scientific analysis of substances coating the inside of ...

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Discovery of Hawaii

Discovery of Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands had been discovered many hundreds of years before the English explorer James Cook landed on what he called the Sandwich Islands.  Polynesian seafarers from the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia came to Hawaii in around 400 A.D.  They navigated there by studying wave patterns and currents, and utilizing astronomy. However, Captain James Cook was the European settler ...

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