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Alexandra Russel

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Joined in October 2019

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Cakes
Baking

Why do we blow out candles on birthday cakes?

This tradition has murky origins, but some believe it can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. They would put candles on round, moon-shaped cakes to pay tribute to the moon goddess, Artemis, with the glow of the candles symbolizing moonlight.

Many ancient cultures also believed that smoke could carry prayers up to the heavens, which could be the basis for why many people make a wish before blowing out their candles.

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News Television

Can you subscribe to CNN without cable?

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News Television

Don lemon MSNBC?

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2020 Presidential Campaign
Elections and Voting

What time tonight is the democratic presidential debate?

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2020 Presidential Campaign
Elections and Voting

How does a presidential debate work?

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