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5 Things You Need to Know about the Hijab

The meaning of Hijab is something many people get wrong. When translated in English, Hijab means “veil”. The word is derived from the Arabic root “Hajaba”, which means hide from view or conceal

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Dracula – Between Myth and Reality

Bram Stoker was responsible for popularizing the legend of Dracula with his Gothic horror novel. How much of it was true?

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Top 5 Famous Gamblers from history

From Casanova to Dostoyevsky, here are five famous people you probably didn't know they have gambling problem

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The Story behind Tiffany Yellow – Greatest Known Yellow Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow was discovered in South Africa in 1877 in the Kimberley Mine. The stone was purchased by Charles Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co. for $18,000

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Secrets of Auschwitz – What you don’t know about the infamous Death Camp

The camp has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home of the state museum that attracts more than 1 million visitors per year

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Japanese Samurai Warriors – 7 Facts You Need to Know

Samurai were noble warriors fighting evil and defending the country and lived by their moral code, the "bushido"

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Alfred Jewel – A priceless piece of jewelry

The jewel is about 2.5 inches long and shows an image of a man. Many believe that is Jesus Christ or St Neot or St Cuthbert

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Amelia Earhart – the woman that changed aviation forever

On May 20, 1932, Earhart broke down barriers as the first female to solo pilot a plane across the Atlantic

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Interesting Facts about the Quran

The Quran holds more than 50 stories, all of which describe parallel historical events found in the Bible

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Coca Cola Vault: Where is the Secret Formula kept?

The World of Coca COla museum is home of the high-tech vault that holds the original recipe. The museum is a 20-acre complex located across Baker Street

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Fort Knox: Secrets, Fun Facts, and the Defense

Fort Knox was originally opened in 1937 as a depository for gold. Nowadays, the building is one of the most secured places, if not the most secured places in the world

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Weird statues of the world: Belle in Amsterdam

The Belle statue honors all sex workers around the world. The plaque reads “Respect sex workers all over the world”. Belle is made of bronze. She is fortified with steel, a move made to prevent va...

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26 Delicious Chocolate Facts You Should Know

Chocolate was first invented by the Aztecs, who made chocolate from ground cacao seeds. They added seasonings so that they can product spicy and frothy drink

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Snake Island Facts: The Deadliest Island in the World

The island is home to between 3,000 and 4,000 deadly snakes. Visiting the island is banned by the Brazilian government

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Top 10 American Customs that are Rude Elsewhere

The truth of the matter is that Americans have their own customs, and Europeans have their own customs

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Christ the Redeemer Quick Facts

Christ the Redeemer is 98ft tall, and that is without the 26ft pedestal. The arms of Christ stretch for 92ft wide. The statue weighs 635 metric tons. Located at the peak of 2,300ft Corcovado Mountain,...

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Isadora Duncan – The Beauty of Simple Movements

Her influence transcended dance movements. She inspired a whole new lifestyle. She inspired people to express themselves through dance, be it in a classical institution, or in any other way possible

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Frances Folsom Cleveland: The Woman that Popularized the term “First Lady”

Frances was very unconventional and unique in her own way. The press and especially the Women’s Christian Temperance Union despised her “décolleté gowns”. They thought it was provocative and d...

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Champs-Elysees Quick Facts

The avenue is crowded with cafes, shops, cinemas, and everything in between enriched with scenic horse chestnut trees. And beyond that beauty, lies an even bigger mystery and appreciation of the avenue

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Month of Women – Valentina Tereshkova

In June 1963, Valentina orbited Earth 48 times, spent almost three days in space in Volstok 6, and she exchanged communications with another spacecraft

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International Women’s Day: Top 10 Things to Know

We use this opportunity to celebrate the fact that women are now able to vote, speak publicly, march freely, and organize events

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Belle Gunness – The True Black Widow of the Midwest

Belle was a serial killer who killed between 25 and 40 people from 1884 to 1908 before disappearing without a trace

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19 Addictive Facts about Heroin

The substance enters the brain rapidly, and then changes back into morphine. Heroin binds to opioid receptors on cells located in the brain, and binds mostly to cells involved in feelings of pain and ...

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Top 7 Enlightening Latin phrases we use daily

Latin is a dead language, nobody uses it in modern times. But there was a time when Latin was used to educate the masses

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15 Facts about Zeus from Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Zeus is sometimes portrayed as the rain god. Homer believed that the Gods live at Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece which is perfect for a “weather god”

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Buzludzha Monument – Abandoned UFO Cold War Monument

The cost of the building process was 14,186,000 leva, which equals to $35 million in today’s rates. The monument was opened on August 23, 1981. Todor Zhivkov announced the opening at the ceremony

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5 Things you Didn't Know About Thor

This is one of the 5 things you didn’t know about Thor, one of the most popular characters in the history and beliefs of Germanic people.

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America’s First Ladies: Fun Facts you didn’t know

The First Lady needs to be respectable, presentable, smart, intelligent, and so on. So far, America has had some great First ladies

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Meet Betty Cohen – The Woman who made the 90’s Awesome

Betty Cohen founded Cartoon Network in 1992, and she brought some of our favorite cartoons to life

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Top 5 Most Intelligent Dogs

“Do dogs really think”, “can dogs communicate with us”, “how can we understand our dogs”?

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The Live Casino Experience

One thing that online casinos have struggled to replicate is the excitement and glamour of the “real” casino experience...

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Unheard Heroes: Susana Trimarco

For her work in human trafficking, Susana has earned a number of awards. The biggest one came in 2013, when she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

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Civil Rights History: Six women you need to know of

Martin Luther King Jr. might be the first synonym for civil rights, but there were some extraordinary women in the movement as well

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Starlite – What happened to the material that could have changed the world?

Starlite was fire-retardant, and could have been used as a thermal barrier or heat-resistant coating

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Huaxi – Secrets of the Richest Village in China

From the outside, Huaxi is dubbed as a socialist village. But on the inside, it is actually a capitalist corporation, managed by Wu and his sons, and with 2,000 shareholders that live comfortably off...

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Eights Ways IBM Watson makes life Easier

The Watson has come a long way since the win in Jeopardy in 2011.

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Five Female Astronauts that paved the way

More than 50 years ago, US and NASA worked on a project to send women in Space. The project, which included medical test same as the Mercury astronauts, occurred in 1960-61

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Benjamin Franklin the Inventor

Between running a print shop, starting the first lending library in America, engineering the postal system, and helping America during the Revolution, he found time to draw up many devices

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The Curious Case of Lawrence McKinney – Can the Justice System make Mistake?

Faith is what got him through 31 years, 9 months, 18 days, and 12 hours of prison. He was wrongfully sentenced, and was supposed to serve 100 years in prison. He served almost one third of that

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The Mystery of Oak Island? Is there something there?

The privately owned island has much more to offer, but the most famous spot is the location now known as “the Money Pit”

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Ten Interesting Facts about Reindeer

Did you know they are the only mammal that can see ultraviolet light? And how the connection to Santa was born?

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Five Famous Streets you should Visit

Not all streets are created equal. Some are more beautiful, some serve as a history lesson, and others are just stunning

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The most popular American Presidential Dogs

In the wake of Donald Trump becoming a President and waiting for his pet, we remember some of the dogs that lived in the White House

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The Fascination of the Game

Poker is here to stay and as technology moves forward so the ways we enjoy the game changes and evolves.

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Airbus A350-1000: 335 million euros worth plane takes its first flight

The aircraft took its first flight from Toulouse-Bagnac Airport at 10:42 am local time

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Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile

The gambling industry has broadened its horizons and as the blossoming of virtual gambling sites continues the pleasure and convenience of home-based gambling increases in popularity.

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Top 7 Cruelest Rape Punishments

More than 10 countries around the world punish rape by death

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Moving Day in the White House explained – It is not as simple as you think

The trickiest part happens behind the scenes, and that is the physical changing of the White House

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Top 7 strangely unique things that sank with Titanic

Out of the 2,224 passengers and crew aboard at the ship, more than 1,500 lost their lives. That makes the sinking of the Titanic one of the deadliest disasters in modern history

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