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Is the Croissant Really French?

A brief history of the croissant – from kipfel to Cronut

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Cancan

The high kicks and petticoats of the cancan exist in older dances. Fandango, a flamenco-style dance from Spain, involves twists and flicks of colorful skirts, and the fertility rites of ancient Egypt featured high kicks.

About Amanda Fiegl

Amanda Fiegl is a former assistant editor at Smithsonian and is now a senior editor at the Nature Conservancy.

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