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To this day, Poland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 17 times, achieving its best result with a second place on the year it first participated, in 1994.

About this year's entry — the Bonnie-Tyleresque ballad "In The Name Of Love" — singer Monika Kuszynska said: "This year's Eurovision Song Contest's motto is Building Bridges and it fits perfectly the idea I convey through my song. The contest's phrase also inspired me to write lyrics to "In the Name of Love." Because in the name of love we are able to overcome every barrier, aren't we?"

And we won't tell you too much about either the singer or the song, because the video comes with a twist.

Intrigued yet? So just watch it below — then go read Monika Kuszynska's bio here.

Our vote:

Does it make you want to visit that country? 1/10

Was there enough glitter? 3.25/10

Ok to quit your day job? 4/10

OVERALL AVERAGE: 2.06/10

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Colombia Celebrates Its Beloved Drug For The Ages, Coffee

This essential morning drink for millions worldwide was once considered an addictive menace, earning itself a ban on pain of death in the Islamic world.

Colombia's star product: coffee beans.

Julián López de Mesa Samudio

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BOGOTÁ — October 1st is International Coffee Day. Recently it seems as if every day of the calendar year commemorates something — but for Colombia, coffee is indeed special.

For almost a century now we have largely tied our national destiny, culture and image abroad to this drink. Indeed it isn't just Colombia's star product, it became through the course of the 20th century the world's favorite beverage — and the most commonly used drug to boost work output.

Precisely for its stimulating qualities — and for being a mild drug — coffee was not always celebrated, and its history is peppered with the kinds of bans, restrictions and penalties imposed on the 'evil' drugs of today.

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