Results of Egypt’s vote on a new Islamist-backed constitution. We get the latest from Cairo. Also, a World War II heroine is honored, thanks to the work of a Belgian historian who discovered she was still alive and well. And we explore the origins of Maggi seasoning, a condiment many cultures claim as their own.
Christians may be a minority in India, but Christmas is a national holiday. And citizens of all religions celebrate the festival, which Indians call the Badaa Din, or the Big Day.
In Egypt, supporters of a new constitution are claiming victory. The country’s electoral commission announced Tuesday that the constitution was approved with 63.8 percent of the vote.
There’s a little brown condiment bottle known as Maggi seasoning, and for many immigrants, it’s the taste of home. But home might be the Philippines, Burundi, Poland, or Austria. They all claim Maggi for their own.
Until recently, people interested in their family history relied on relatives or archives for genealogical information. These days, they can also look to DNA testing for clues about their ancestry. The World’s Carol Zall decided to see what she could find out from her genes.
How often does a tune intrude on your thoughts and plays and replays in never-ending loops? Scientists call these intrusive musical thoughts “ear worms.”