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The Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge – One of the World’s Most Expensive Projects

Designed to last 120 years, the price of the project reached almost $19 billion to build. The initial cost of construction was estimated at $7.56 billion. Originally, the bridge was set to be opened t...

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Sabrina Gonzales Pasterski – The Millennial's Einstein?

She recently said, “I don’t know exactly what problem I will or will not end up solving, or what exactly I’ll end up working on in a couple of years. The fun thing about physics is that you don�...

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Mursi Tribe – The Larger the Lip Plate, the Bigger the Bride Wealth

Women who do not wear lip plates are considered lazy and will not warrant as large a bride wealth. The lip plates can be made from wood or clay

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Bechdel Test In Modern Times

About half of movies nowadays meet the criteria. Now, passing or failing the test is not a necessity in the movie industry. Nor it is necessarily indicative of how well women are represented in the work

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Noor Inayat Khan – Forgotten WW2 Spy Hero

As an SOE agent, she became the first female wireless operator to be sent from the UK into occupied France. She aided the French Resistance during World War II, which cost her life. She got captured a...

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Notable People with Savant Syndrome

Savants excel in skills related to memory. That includes rapid calculation, artistic ability, map making, and much more. Usually, they have only one exception skill

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Pombaline Style – First Earthquake-Safe Architecture in Europe

The Pombaline building is a structure with up to four floors, including arcades on the ground floor to allow for shops and balconies on the first floor and attic

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Judit Polgar – Real Life Beth Harmon

Born in Hungary, Judit beat Bobby Fischer for the youngest Grandmaster achievement by one month

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10 Notable Alternative Nobel Winners

The original name of this award is Right Livelihood Award. The international award honors and supports those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges we face. Establishe...

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National Grange – Secret Society Going Public

In 1867, Oliver Hudson Kelley organized the National Grange following order given by President Andrew Johnson. He visited the southern United States and identified the war-ravaged areas that needed re...

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Night of Broken Glass – The Beginning of the Holocaust

More than 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps

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Worst Earthquake Disasters in History

So far in history, there have been a couple of earthquakes that left cities in ruins behind them

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The Himba – Meet Namibia’s Iconic Red Women Tribe

Many consider the Himba people the most beautiful African tribe. Traditionally, both men and women walk around naked. They do not take bath, but they make aromatic baths with herbs. The indigenous peo...

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Le Duc Tho – Why he Refused the Nobel Prize Award?

In 1930, he helped found the Indochinese Communist Party with other young revolutionaries. That includes the future leader of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. In 1930, he got arrested by the French for his...

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Corazon Aquino - Legacy of First Female President in Asia

Her presidency started with the end of the dictatorial rule in the Philippines. She was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, ending the 20-year rule of President Marcos. In 1...

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Five Civilian Heroes of World War II You Need to Know About

Schindler’s List is a true story movie made about Oscar. But there were many others who tried to help people in need. Let’s take a look at some unsung heroes of World War II

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The Nuremberg Trials – Things You Didn’t Know

The Nuremberg trials took place between 1945 and 1949. There were 13 trials carried out for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice

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Billy The Kid – Legendary Outlaw subject of More than 50 Movies

Orphaned at the age of 15, Billy got arrested for the first time for stealing food. Ten days later, he robbed a Chinese laundry. Unlike most Wild West figures who robbed banks and trains, Billy did no...

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Aaron Swartz – The Internet’s Own Boy’s Legacy

Many people now know him as “The Internet’s Own Boy”. The documentary about Aaron follows his story from his beginning to his suicide and very end. Nowadays, his fingerprints are all over the i...

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Masada – One of the Most Impressive Ruins on the Planet

The ruins date back thousands of years. At one point in history, they served as the palace of King Herod. Even though they were built thousands of years ago, the fortress had modern aspects

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Komodo Dragons – The Largest Living Lizard on Earth

They weigh up to 150 pounds, with the largest verified specimen reaching 366 pounds. These dragons can kill even the largest prey with a single bite thanks to their deadly venom

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Wicca – Fastest Growing Religion of the 20th century

A research report in 2014 suggested that the adult population of pagans and Wiccans in the US alone was more than 730,000. That is on par with the number of Unitarians A research report in 2014 sugge...

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Elinor Smith – The Flying Flapper of Freeport

In 1930, her peer voted her “best female pilot” in a group including Amelia Earhart. Her records for endurance, altitude, and speed in 1920s and 1930s helped her gain worldwide fame. She was the ...

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Agoraphobia – Fear of Open Space or Much More?

When people with agoraphobia find themselves in a stressful situation, they experience rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, feeling of sickness, and feeling sweaty

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Mesa Verde – Only National Park in the US Protecting Cultural and Historical Sites

Located in Montezuma County, Colorado, the park protects some of the best Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites in the United States. Its fascinating collection contains more than 600 ancient cliffto...

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Marie Olympe de Gouges, Femme of Letters

She established a series of documents acknowledging women and their equal liberties. Marie wrote a personal letter to the queen at the time, Marie Antoinette, stating what womanhood mean to her. Her l...

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5 Modern Architecture Buildings that Move the World Forward

Designers follow two principles for a defining building: inspiration in the past and desire to improve the world in the future

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Herd Immunity – How Much Do You Know About the Popular Term?

Can Herd immunity help with Covid-19? In theory, herd immunity can help with the Covid-19 pandemic. But the reality is different. There are many challenges to achieving herd immunity for the corona virus

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How Rich Was Pablo Escobar at his Height? Let’s Check Out!

In the middle of the 1980s, when he was at his absolute best, Escobar’s cartel earned more than $420 million per week. That is more than $22 billion per year

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4 Explosions in History as Deadly as the Beirut explosion

ollowing the explosion, more than 300,000 people are left homeless. Lebanon’s President blamed the detonation on 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate. They were stored unsafely at a warehouse in the port

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Vladimir Putin’s Reign – Russia Going from Afterthought to a Military Powe

The day before he became an Acting President, he signed a program article titled “Russia at the turn of the millennium”. Published on the government web site, the article expressed Putin’s views...

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Cossacks – The Russian Samurai Soldiers

The Cossacks served as part of the Soviet Army. But after World War II, the units were disbanded. And then during the Perestroika era of the Soviet Union, descendants of the Cossacks began to revive t...

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A few words about Artificial Intelligence: What is it?

Artificial intelligence is a way to enable computers to learn with the help of a teacher as well from their own experience. They can quickly adapt to the enormous volume of new parameters and perform ...

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Crazy Facts About Stonehenge – The Mysterious Ancient Site

There is no clear theory how the stones got there. There are many popular theories. One of the popular theories is that they were used as a site for religious rituals. Other theories suggest that they...

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Stockholm Syndrome – How to Identify and Help?

The term originally made it to the public’s eye in 1973 when four hostages were taken during a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden

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Hagia Sophia – Significance and Unique Facts

During its 1,500 year life-span, Hagia Sophia served as a cathedral, mosque, and a museum. When it was first constructed, Constantinople, now Istanbul, served as the capital of the Byzantine Empire. T...

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Cleopatra’s Weird Beauty Rituals that Sound Normal Today

Cleopatra proved that women are more than capable of ruling nations. She did it with intelligence, grace, and rarely brutality. Women nowadays are mostly interested in her beauty secrets

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Diego Garcia – Things You Didn’t Know about American Island Military Base

The main island is a military facility. It is off limits to anyone not on official duty. Some of the uninhabited outer islands can be visited by independent yachters with advance permission. Access to...

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Understanding the Streisand Effect – When Censorship Backfires

The Streisand Effect is a social phenomenon that occurs when you try to hide or remove something, but instead you end up popularizing it

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The World Tree - Middle Eastern Religions

The World Tree is mytheme in many Middle Eastern religions. It is most often portrayed as an archetype of the trees of knowledge and life.

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Indus Valley Civilization – Ancient Civilization Noted for their Urban Planning

At its peak, the civilization had a population of more than five million people. Their baked brick houses and clusters of large and nonresidential buildings is amazing

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Azulejo – Portugal’s Most Captivating Work of Art

In Portugal, tiled pavements, made of geometrical pieces of plain colors were used since the 13th century. Moros brought Azulejo to the Iberian Peninsula, and the influence in Portugal came from Spain...

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How to Detoxify the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is believed to play a vital role in consciousness. Detoxifying it can be helpful in attaining higher levels of consciousness.

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The Six Day War – Six Days Changed the Middle East

The Six Day War lasted from June 5, 1967, up until June 10, 1967. But things started cooking earlier than that. At the end of 1948, Israel’s Arab neighbors had invaded to try to destroy the new stat...

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The Karo Tribe – Maintaining a 500-year old Body Paint Tradition

The Karo are a Nilotic ethnic group. They are one of the smallest tribes in the region with an estimated population between 1,000 and 3,000 people

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How Diet Affects Gender

Diet can alter estrogen and testosterone levels significantly, which further impact the development of human physical form.

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Going through the Longest Tunnel in the World

With a length of 53.8km, Seikan connects the islands Honshu and Hokkaido

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Lascaux Caves Facts and Mysteries

One of the best aspects of the caves are the fabulous colors. The colors are taken directly from the Earth itself. Those are the red and yellow ochre, found in the soil of much of the region

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Jeanne Lanvin – Founder of the Oldest French Fashion House

Her calling card was her robe de style dress. This gown hung straight and narrow on the torso, but then ballooned out widely at the hips

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The Kinsey Scale – What is it, and How to Use it?

It is one of the oldest and most-widely used scales to describe sexual orientation. While it is outdated, the scale was groundbreaking at the time

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