Jul 22 - Neolithic Hand Axe Found In Gorham’s Cave

A 7.5 thousand year-old polished hand axe, from the Neolithic, was excavated by archaeologists working in Gorham’s Cave this Saturday. This is the first such hand axe recovered in context from a Gibraltar cave and is further testament of the presence of people on the Rock at the critical time when agriculture and farming were arriving in the west from the Middle East.

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Jul 22 - Duchess of Cambridge in 'Early Stages of Labour'

kate middletonThis morning an official announcement was made via the British Monarchy’s website and social media profiles stating that ‘ Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour.’ The statement adds that the Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace, to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s, with The Duke of Cambridge.

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Jul 19 - Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

ice creamAs Summer rears to that almost unbearable peak, a pleasant thought to keep in mind is that this Sunday marks annual National Ice Cream Day. The fairly unknown holiday is, unsurprisingly, a creation that stemmed from the US. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a proclamation that each July would mark national Ice Cream month, with every third Sunday playing host to National Ice Cream Day.

Within his proclamation, President Reagan explained that the ice cream industry generated $3.5 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens. He added that almost ten percent of all the milk produced in the US in the 80s was used to produce ice cream.

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