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Overfishing - Putting the entire ocean system at risk

Damage done by overfishing goes beyond the marine environment. People rely on fish for protein. Fish is also the principal livelihood of millions of people around the world

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Chernobyl Facts to Learn After Watching HBO’s Popular Show

At the time of the disaster, the Soviet Union did not want to alert the Western World, and waited 36 hours for evacuation and first statement

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Introduction to Yunnan Ethnic Minorities

There are 25 minorities in Yunnan, 25 of which have more than 5,000 members. Among them, 16 are indigenous. The biggest population is the Yi, and the smallest is Dulong

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Rats – More Than Just Laboratory Experiment

Rats are social and affectionate animals, and unless you have one as a pet, you probably do not know much about them. Many people cringe at the thought of rats being anywhere near them. But despite th...

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How Facebook Became the Social Media Powerhouse

Facebook was launched in 2004, at a time when MySpace was still the King of the social media. Younger people also used Hi5. But thanks to development and evolution, Facebook became a global icon

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Yakuza – The Japanese Sophisticated Crime Organization

Yakuza, or gokudo, translating to “the extreme path”, are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. Japanese police calls them the “violent groups””, while th...

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More than 500 Years Ago, the Pope Allowed Slavery and Conquest with Inter Caetera

The degreed aimed to justify explorers’ claims on land and waterways they discovered, and promote Christian domination and superiority. The doctrine applies to Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, ...

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Little-Known Facts About the Most Beautiful City in France, Colmar

With just little under 70,000 residents, Colmar feels more like a quaint country village than a city. All of the architecture and the street layout add to the charm

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Inside the Private Train of Kim Jong-un, Top Security Train

Much of what is known about the train comes from intelligence reports. The truth is that North Korea leaders have no allowed people to see what is inside. But according to intelligence reports, recoll...

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Chichen Itza – What is so Special about the Ancient Mayan Temple?

Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya People of the Terminal Classic Period. In the 2000s, the ancient Mayan temple was classified as one of the new seven wonders of the world

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The Precious Relics of Notre Dame, Which Ones Survived the Fire?

On April 15, 2019, shortly before 18:50 CEST, a fire broke out in the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Investigation revealed that the fire alarm broke out two times, but the first time, firefig...

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All the Traditions Japanese Emperor Akihito Has Broken

According to the Constitution of Law, the emperor in Japan is “the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people”. His function is defined as entirely representative and ceremonial in nature....

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7 Mysteries about Ancient Egypt We Haven’t Unraveled Yet

Despite all of the research and studies, we still have a lot to learn about the land of hieroglyphs.

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Andy Warhol, Pioneer of Pop Art and Highest Paid Commercial Artist in New York

During his time, Warhol was one of the highest, if not the highest and most prolific commercial artists in New York. His work is considered precious nowadays as well. In 2013, a famously macabre paint...

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Egypt – Israel Treaty, Model for Successful Peace Treaty

For more than 40 years, Egypt and Israel peace treaty serves as a stabilizing force in the Arab region

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Sculpture by the Sea – Largest Free to Public Sculpture Exhibition in the World

The walk from Bondi to Tamarama is approximately 1.3 km long (close to one mile), and it will take you between 20 to 25 minutes at a casual pace. Walking you can see playful, amazing, surreal installa...

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Alvin Karpis – Longest Serving Alcatraz Prisoner

Alvin served 26 years in Alcatraz, and was released on a parole in 1969

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King of my Castle – King Mario Lives in a Sand Castel for More than 20 Years

Marcio Mizael Matolias lives on the most popular beach in Rio de Janeiro, and pays no rent because his home is a sand castle

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Meet Robert John Maudsley, the Real Hannibal Lecter

Robert was a British serial killer, responsible for murders of four people. He committed three of these murders in prison, after receiving a life sentence for a single murder. Born in 1953, he is stil...

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Meet Lucy, a Diamond Star

Lucy, or with its official name BMP 37093, was discovered in 2004. Astronomers nicknamed the space diamond star after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”

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How Does a World Ruled by Women Look Like? the Mosuo Tribe Has the Answer

Mosuo tribe families consist of 10 or more members, but all of the real estate and property is in the hands of the woman. The most unique aspect of their life is the so called “walking marriage”. ...

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5 Ways your Brain is Playing Mind Games with You

There are many ways our brain can outsmart us. Fact of the matter is that our brain is very smart, and we are just puppets in some cases

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How Rich You Need to Be to Be Considered Wealthy?

According to a poll, Americans say you need an annual income of about $100,000 to be considered rich. In the poll, Americans said that if you earn $90,000 per year, you are considered “neither rich ...

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Three Ancient Greek Philosophers That Shaped Economy as We Know Today

These days, most of the universities of economics and business in the world teach their students about the origin of economy related to Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Milton Friedman, and...

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Devil’s Island Horrific Facts – Place Where More than 70,000 People Were Sentenced to Death

In the beginning, Devil’s Island was used as a leper colony. However, it was later transformed to a prison for political prisoners. There was no other safe access to and off the island than a cable ...

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Cristopher Columbus and the Mermaid Myth

In his journal, he described them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted”. He also noted that they had “a human appearance in the face”. Later in the journal, Columbus described the way...

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The Way to Right Wrongs – Legacy of Ida B Wells

She tackled issues regarding the political, economic, and social standing of black people in America through her writing. Ida managed to shed lights on some important issues regarding racial discrimin...

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Anna Chennault – The Spy Most People Haven’t Heard Of

Anna Chennault is remembered for her actions helping President Nixon win the elections in 1968. She did that by interfering in the Vietnam peace talks. But those actions left a stain on many years ser...

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You Can Get in Trouble with These Hand Gestures Outside of the US

While some hand gestures are universal, others are not. The result is, you might be caught in an awkward situation to explain what you wanted to say or show

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How the Pirahã People Became the Happiest Tribe in the World?

In 1977, Daniel Everett traveled to Amazonia to try and convert the Pirahã people. But instead, they converted him, and he shared the story why they are the happiest tribe in the world

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Gorakhpur Railway Station – The Longest Platform in the World

With its length of 1366.33m, the Gorakhpur Railway station boosts the longest railway platform in the world

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The Big Apple – Origin of New York’s Nickname and other Famous Cities

he Big Apple, the Eternal City, the City of Love, Sin City, and many more. But why are they called like that? Here is a quick guide to the nicknames of some of the most famous cities

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Mermaids Live in South Korea – The Haenyeo Tradition

Young girls begin their training at 11 years old. They start in shallow water, and work their way up to more challenging depths from there. It takes about 7 years of training for a girl to become a fu...

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Can Denmark actually become 100% organic by 2020?

The 10 most popular organic products bought by consumers in 2017 were oatmeal (52%), carrots, eggs, milk, bananas, flour, cooking oil, pasta, vegetables, fruits. All accounted for more than 20% of the...

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How Little Foot Lived? Science reconstructs the Brain of Our Oldest Ancestor

The Micro CT scan revealed a small brain combining ape-like and human-like features. The scan shows that the brain of Little Foot was small and shows features that are similar to our own brain

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Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain – Absurd piece that Changed Art Forever

The “Fountain” was submitted to the Society of Independent Artists, which is one of the first venues for experimental art in the United States. And from the moment it was submitted, it produced a ...

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What Is so Special About Surtsey Island, a Place Tourists Can Never Visit?

Surtsey Island provides scientists with a nature laboratory they can use to explore colonization of new land by plants, animals, birds, and insects

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Onna-bugeisha – The Female Samurai Warriors Were Just as Strong as Male

The history of Onna-bugeisha dates long before the samurai. In fact, even before the emergence of samurai, Japanese fighters were trained to wield a sword and a spear. Women, on the other hand, learne...

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InSight has Landed on Mars – What Will it Tell Us?

The name of the mission stands for “Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport”

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White House Christmas Tree Factsheet

The first Christmas tree was placed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1889. Back then, President Harrison placed the tree in the Second Floor Oval Room. He decorated the tree with candles, toys, and o...

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Top 5 Most Prolific Gold Mines in the World

More than 40% of the total gold mined in the world has come from Basin, South Africa

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Can Russia and Japan put an end to the Kuril Islands dispute?

After more than 70 years, Japan and Russia are closing in on a peace treaty. Japan Prime-Minister Shinzo Abe recently said that they are in talks with Russia to sign the peace treaty

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First Live Look at China’ J20, Aircraft Superior to F-22 and F-35

There have been reports in the past few years that the jet had been built in part from plans of US war planes. To be specific, there were plans obtained from the F-22 raptor by Chinese hackers. Beijin...

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Australia’s floating dollar move was visionary 30 years ago

The country made a couple of changes. Here is a quick breakdown of how Australia managed to turn things around using a couple of economic and finance reforms in the 1980s. Can modern politicians make ...

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Top 3 Longest Railway Lines in the World

The US rail network, has an operating route length of more than 250,000km, making it the biggest in the world. There are 538 railroads, seven of them marked as Class I railroads. However, while the US...

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Room 39 – The Kingpin of North Korea’s court economy

Some experts believe the secret organization has more than 20 bank accounts in Switzerland, and owns more than 130 trading companies, bringing in revenue of $1b per year

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Ancient Egypt Beauty Secrets still Valuable Today

Cleopatra is widely considered one of the most beautiful women in the history of mankind, and her beauty rituals are still applicable today

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Cinnamon – The Oldest Known Spice

ack in Ancient Egypt, people used cinnamon in their embalming mixtures, and it was also used by Moses as an anointing oil

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The Thinker by Rodin – 7 Facts about the Iconic Statue

You can see the Thinker all over the world. Rodin himself made more than 10 castings of the Thinker. After he died in 1917, the nation of France got the rights to recast Rodin. Since then, the number ...

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Vasco da Gama Facts You Do Not Learn in School

His discoveries were made possible after a few years earlier, Bartolomeu Dias found out that the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean were connected. That paved the way for explorers to go to India and other...

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