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13 Colonies

When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Mental Floss | Posted 03.19.2012 | Weird News

The United States was a British colony for more than 150 years and they share a common language, but at some point, the way the citizens of both count...

Herbie The Elm Tree Cut Down: Yarmouth, Maine's Champion Elm Had Dutch Elm Disease

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

YARMOUTH, Maine — Herbie, a massive tree that stretched 110 feet into the sky, captured the imagination of a town's residents and earned the tit...

Will The Real America Please Stand Up?

Ben Fractenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Fractenberg

What really bothers me is the notion of the East Coast as un-American. It's been a couple years since my high school civics class, but wasn't this country founded by a certain 13 colonies?