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Bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskeys are displayed at Rossi's Deli in San Francisco

Jack Daniel's is the world's most popular whiskey brand, but until recently, few people knew the liquor was created by Nathan "Nearest" Green, an enslaved Black man who mentored Daniel.

"We've always known," says Debbie Staples, a great-great-granddaughter of Green's who heard the story from her grandmother. … "He made the whiskey, and he taught Jack Daniel. And people didn't believe it … it's hurtful. I don't know if it was because he was a Black man."

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Sindoor implies the longevity of a woman's marriage to her husband in the Hindu tradition

Married Hindu women are recognised by a red streak of vermillion in the middle of their foreheads. This is traditionally called 'sindoor', which is derived from the Sanskrit word sindura, meaning 'red lead.'. Sindoor is traditionally powdered turmeric and lime, sometimes red saffron, or red sandalwood. It is also called vermilion, or Kumkum.

Vermilion powder mixed on a plate Sindoor is traditionally powdered turmeric and lime, sometimes red saffron, or red sandalwood. It is also called vermilion, or Kumkum. Image source: Photo by Gayathri Malhotra on Unsplash

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Known as Incy Wincy Spider in British territories, this rhyme uses allegorical representation to describe the class struggles in America.

Nursery Rhymes have been known to teach children many things, functioning as co-curricular exercises at the preschool level. Through certain rhymes, children learn to count, to follow hygiene, and to even say their alphabets. Most of the rhymes, however, have been written with the intent to mask the truth about Reformation England in a form that is non-threatening to any particular group of people. It is one of the ways that certain integral histories have survived in the minds of the people.

Itsy Bitsy Spider is one such rhyme among others. Most of the rhymes written during this time focus on the religious crusades and persecutions carried out by the ruthless monarchy. This rhyme changes the theme a little. It focuses on the people as a society, and it is not about England, but the American Society.

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The tiny red and yellow insects that serenely sit on green leaves in gardens are considered almost jewels of any botanical space

The tiny red and yellow insects that serenely sit on green leaves in gardens are considered almost jewels of any botanical space, given their shiny appearance, and biological value. They keep plants healthy by eating the organisms that cause damage to their roots. Farmers are always happy to host ladybirds in their fields. They also serve as a good indicator for fires. When a fire is approaching, these ladybirds fly away quickly.


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