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Maria Callas – Voice Captured by on CDs Still Enchants People Worldwide

Her status as a cultural icon endures more than 90 years after her birth. And it is all thanks to the lasting legacy of La Divina. She captivated audiences with her outstanding and iconic opera perfor...

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Merkaba Mysticism – What the Sacred Symbol Represents?

Translated, Merkaba means light, spirit, and body in Hebrew. It denotes the harmonious activation of all of the three aspects. The shape of Merkaba is a three dimensional 8 pointed star made from two ...

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Polar Bears – The Adorable Largest Land Predator

A single polar bear can consume up to 100 pounds/45kg of meat at one feeding. A single polar bear needs as much as one seal per week, or between 50 and 75 seals per year to survive

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Gulag – Economy and Political Labor Camps Keeping Staling in Power

Stalin built these camps between 1931 and 1933. The first massive construction project was the White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal. More than 100,000 prisoners dug a 141-mile canal with few tools other than sh...

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Dorothy Day – Controversial Journalist and Servant of God

She described her conversion in her autobiography, The Long Loneliness. She is on her way to becoming canonized by the Catholic Church. She will be one of the more controversial characters to receive ...

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The Habsburg Dynasty – Empire that Shaped the Entire World

They were one of the greatest royal dynasties in Europe. Over the centuries, their branches ruled countries like Germany, Slovakia, Peru, Spain, Croatia, and Mexico.

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Friedrich Nietzsche – The Most Misunderstood Brilliant Mind

He argued that morals don’t exist and we shouldn’t pretend they do. They are just a façade to cover up the real motivation, which is the desire to control other people and prevent other people fr...

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John Williams – The Genius Behind Star Wars and Harry Potter Music

Williams has the technical skills and harmonic sophistication to make brilliant music. But he also possesses good melodic sense, great awareness of music history, and outstanding understanding of dram...

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How Turning to Vegan Could Help the Planet?

The benefits of going vegan or vegetarian are definitely something to consider. Yes, you might have harder time to meet the needs for certain vitamins and minerals, but it is doable

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Ushguli – The Highest Inhabited Place in Europe

Ushguli is a community of four villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Svaneti. It is recognized by UNESCO World Heritage as the Upper Svaneti. It is one of the highest continuously inhabi...

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How Long Before Ultracapacitors Overtake Batteries?

Batteries need time to charge and discharge energy. Think of it as the time it takes for a dam to fill with rain during the rain, and then slowly drain. On the other hand, ultracapacitors, can store c...

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Jimmy Hoffa – All the Death Conspiracies

Jimmy Hoffa is one of the central figures in the Irishman, a fictional movie trying to explain the disappearance of the union leader

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Dendera Temple the Home of Many Ancient Mysteries

The Dendera complex has long been one of the most tourist-accessible ancient Egyptian places of worship. Up until 2003, it was possible to visit virtually every part of the complex. In 2003, the highe...

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Michael Bloomberg Enters US Presidential Race – Can he Dethrone Trump?

Bloomberg considered entering the race in 2016, but eventually withdraw. He has experience in politics thanks to his career as mayor of New York from 2001 to 2014

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Karoshi – Death by Overworking

The term first appeared in the early 1970s. The origin of the term can be found in the word “kacho-byo”, which translates to “bosses-disease”T

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Hugh O’Flaherty - Unsung Hero of World War II

Son of a steward at the Killarney golf course, Hugh was fluent in Italian and German. He also held three doctorates and was an amateur golf champion. And during World War II, he was known as the Vatic...

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Celtic Dragon – Symbol of Power and Fertility at the Same Time

Druids believed that the dragon’s power affected the lay of the land. Their belief was that the path the dragons took was important to the flow of energy through the physical world. Areas where drag...

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The Rigorous Process of Becoming a Wax Figure in Madame Tussauds

From the initial sitting to the launch of the wax figure it takes up to four months. The process requires more than 20 skilled artists, and costs more than $200,000

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Just Enough Room – Fitting Name for the World’s Smallest Inhabited Island

The island lies on the Saint Lawrence River between Heart Island and Imperial Isle, close to the US Border with Canada. The island belongs to Alexandria Bay, which is a village part of the town of Ale...

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Angkor – The Lost City with the World’s Largest Single Religious Monument

The Angkor Wat is not the only temple in the city and the region. In total, there are 292 temples in the complex. Fifth of those survived the Khmer civilization. Of those 292 temples, 72 are major tem...

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Wailing Wall in Israel, a Place for Prayer for more than 2,000 Years

For some Jews, the Wall is the place they feel Judaism for the first time. By touching the wall, they connect with God, with their nation, legacy, and the past. Today, the Wall is the most visited spo...

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China’s Army, Frightening Facts about the Largest Active Army in the World

China has more than 2 million active members of the army, which is much more than what the United States have, for example. And the country also has secret bases for cyber warfare and nuclear capability

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Uffizi Gallery – First Modern Art Museum in Europe

Opened in 1769, the museum was first modern museum in the history of Europe. Home to some of the most famous works including masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Carava...

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9 Zaha Hadid Buildings as Spectacular as Daxing Airport

She refused to say that her designs belong in a particular style or period. Zaha was known as “the queen of curves”. But her buildings are not easily grouped with one particular style

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Attila the Hun – Powerful Military Leader who Brought Rome to its Knees

Attila was the ruler of the Huns. He took the empire to unprecedented heights, conquering huge parts of Europe, but also parts of Asia, and Russia

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Game of Thrones and the Historical Events that Inspired it

It is no secret that George R.R. Martin based his fantasy epic drama on a couple of events in European history. Much like in real-life, his world is full of complex politics and family drama. But exac...

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The Albatross, Sea Bird that Can go Years Without Landing

They spend almost their entire life on the ocean, and can be seen on land only during mating season. 19 of the 21 species are considered endangered because of trapping in fishing nets, decrease of nat...

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10 Interesting Facts That Will Take You to Rome to See the Sistine Chapel

Entry to the Sistine Chapel brings an annual revenue to the Vatican around 80 million euro. With that in mind, here are some facts you ought to learn before going to Rome and visiting the Sistine Chapel

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Hoboglyps – Their Meaning and History

There is no data or document that says why these people were called hobos. They developed less than a sterling reputation, and they were often non-welcomed

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Stonewall Riots – The Protest that Inspired Modern Pride Parades

They might not have initiated the gay rights movement, but they served as the catalyst for a new generation of political activism

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Weird Powers and Privileges of Queen Elizabeth II

On September 9th, 2015, she became the longest British monarch at the age of 89 years and 141 days, as well as the longest-reigning female monarch in world history

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Lombard Street in San Francisco – A Crooked Delight

Lombard is one of the most famous streets in the world. Every year, more than 2 million people come to visit, and take pictures on the steep street. On a busy summer weekends, up 20,000 visitors come ...

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Pig Beach on Bahamas – All About Swimming Pigs

There is one place on Earth where pigs live in a paradise, and they swim. Called Pig Beach, it is an uninhibited island located in Exuma, the Bahamas. The island is officially known as Big Major Cay, ...

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The Han People – Legacy of Han Dynasty in China

The Han Dynasty influenced the East in the same way Rome and Greece influenced the West. Some of the biggest achievements were made during this period. To this day, majority ethnic groups in China ref...

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John Taylor – The Man Who Blinded Bach and Handel

John Taylor gave himself the nickname “Chevalier”, which means knight. He was the poster child for quackery in the 18th century. The self-appointed knight lived for 72 years, and worked as an eye ...

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Stag Beetle – The Most Expensive Insect in the World

The stag beetle has shiny black head and thorax, while his wing case is chestnut brown. There is also a difference between male and female species. Male beetles have huge anglers

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Cremation – Is it a Sin or No?

The reason why cremation is becoming more and more popular is simple, it is all about the money. Cremation can cost between $800 and $2,500 depending on the area or the country. On the other side, bur...

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Top 5 Infamous Criminals that will be Roomies with El Chapo in Supermax

El Chapo asked to be moved to a new facility, and he is now spending his time in the Supermax prison in Colorado

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Coffee – What You Didn’t Know about Your Daily Dose of Caffeine

The drink dates back to 800 AD, and legend says that herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats. After eating the fruit, goats appeared to dance, and then a local monk made a drink out of it

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The Lakes of Greenland

Until the 1950s, scientists thought that there was no liquid water underneath Greenland. But research has come a long way since then. The latest research has increased the number of known lakes lurkin...

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Snow Leopard – One of the Most Unique Cats in the World is Endangered

Today, there are fewer than 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild. New roads, mining projects disrupting their habitat, and more damage done by humans has left the fragile species with nowhere to go

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North Sentinel Island – The Most Isolated Place on Earth

The North Sentinel Island is widely considered the most isolated island in the world. The Sentinelese have spent thousands of years in isolation from the rest of humanity, and they intend to keep it t...

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Valery Legasov – Facts and Quotes, Who Was the Chernobyl Investigator?

Valery legasov was a nuclear physicist. He was appointed by the Soviet Government to investigate the Chernobyl disaster less than 24 hours after it occurred

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Aboriginal Australians – Are they the First People?

According to the study, these Aboriginal ancestors migrated into South Asia and then into Australia. Outside of Africa, the Aboriginal people have occupied the same territory continuously longer than ...

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Will Facebook Libra Crush or Boost Crypto? The Nitty-Gritty of Libra

Facebook announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, Libra, in the first half of 2020. How will it affect the market of cryptocurrencies?

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7 Highly Successful People that Battled Alcoholism

It is widely described that alcohol can cause problems in your normal functioning. And while alcohol is a recipe for disaster, for some people, it was part of their success

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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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