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Article: History of the Smiley Face


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the history and origin of the smiley face.

For more visit:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/design/2013/03/who-really-invented-the-smiley-face/


Article: Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve


The link below is to an article that looks at the origin of the phrase, ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve.’

For more visit:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/threaded/2013/02/the-origins-of-wearing-your-heart-on-your-sleeve/


Article: History of the Emoticon


The emoticon has turned thirty. The link below is to an article that looks at the history of the emoticon and its origin.

For more visit:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-emoticon-is-thirty-but-where-did-it-come-from-geek-history/


Article: Famous People Who Died Penniless


The link below is to an article that looks at 10 famous people who died penniless, including Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland and Vincent van Gogh.

For more visit:
http://www.paydayloan.co.uk/Fun-Stuff/famous-people-who-died-penniless.html


Article: The History of Emoticons


The link below is to an article that looks at the history of emoticons.

For more visit:
http://mashable.com/2012/09/19/emoticons/


Article: History of the ‘@’ Symbol


The link below is to a short article dealing with the history of the ‘@’ symbol.

For more visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Accidental-History-of-the-at-Symbol-165593146.html


Article: The History of the Exclamation Point


I like to focus on the big issues here and so today, the article linked to below is on the history of the Exclamation Point. That’s right!

For more visit:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/08/the-history-of-the-exclamation-point/


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