Spirit of the Age
In honour of April Fool's Day, this week's video looks at the classic cocktail the "Tom Collins": The name Tom, by the way, is a biblical name from a semitic root meaning "twin", and the name Collins is a diminutive of Nicholas, which comes from Greek meaning "victory people", the first element being Nike, the goddess of victory, who of course lends her name appropriately to the sportswear company.
The Endless Knot
New blog post
More on historical hoaxes, and details about Chaucer's connections to April Fool's Day, in this follow-up blog post to the Tom Collins video.