Shakespeare + birds of prey = modern English


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“The world is your oyster.” 5/23/17

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How Falconry Shaped the English Language

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Feeling hoodwinked or fed up? You can thank falconry for those particular turns of phrase. During the 16th century, a rather notable amateur falconer named William Shakespeare became enamored of the sport. The playwright loved training birds of prey so much that he began adding falconry references to his plays. And guess what? He successfully wrapped us all around his little finger. (See what we did there?) 

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Explore the Melting Ice Caves of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier

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Mendenhall Glacier is a spectacular 12-mile-long glacier near Juneau, Alaska. Ice caves make up its surreal interior. Only the truly adventurous can access its icy walls, as the trip to see them requires a kayak trip, an ice climb and—once you’re inside—the faith that the glacier’s melting walls won’t give way. 

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It’s Hockey, But Underwater

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Think hockey is tough? Take the speed, force, and agility of a hockey game—add water and hold your breath—and now you’ve got underwater hockey. It’s a real sport with a passionate following. We caught up with the captain of Team USA to find out what it takes to make waves underwater.

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