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13 February 2012

Today is the 320th anniversary of the Massacre of Glencoe.[?]

[Campbells vs MacDonalds]

The short version of the story is that soldiers from the Campbell clan requested lodging with the MacDonald clan. Scottish tradition requires one to extend hospitality to travelers (this tradition extends to this day, if someone knocks on your door and needs to use your toilet, you are legally obliged to give them access to it[?]). But the Campbell soldiers abused this hospitality and slaughtered the MacDonald clan in their sleep. The massacre was so shocking that even three centuries later there's still a stigma associated with being a Campbell.[?]

Oddly for someone living in the US, I think that the fries for the above photo were my first ever purchase from McDonald's.

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