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Victoria Falls – The Smoke That Thunders

It remains the greatest and most famous discovery by David Livingstone. Today, the Victoria Falls are considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

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ITER – The Future of Energy

The goal of the project (ITER, short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is to create a plasma of 500 megawatts for around twenty minutes while 50 megawatts of thermal power and inje...

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Cacao – The Gold Worthy Chocolate

Cocoa is the main ingredient in production of chocolate. Even the Aztecs used cocoa to create a form a hot chocolate. They called it “xocolatl” translating to bitter water. Well, as we know today...

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6 Things about Isaac Newton that Might Surprise You

His body remains in Westminster Abbey, the resting place of English monarchs, as well as other notable names like Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, and David Livingstone

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The Hexagon – Nature’s Most Powerful Creation

Hexagons are some of the most common shapes in nature. And while animals cannot do math, we can. And thanks to math, we can come to the conclusion that hexagon is the most efficient shape in nature, a...

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Nagoro, Village of the Dolls – Creepiest Places on Earth

The dolls outnumber the people in Nagoro by 10 to 1. The dolls resemble scarecrows, and they ca be found anywhere in the city, including classrooms, the town center, inside the town hall, and anywhere...

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7 Egyptian Secrets that Will Surprise You

As one of the earliest civilizations in the history, Egyptians contributed so much to humanity. They had numerous discoveries in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, science, and so much more

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Archimedes, The Top Inventions we Use Today

Archimedes produced many formulas and theories that help calculate areas of regular shapes. He did this using a revolutionary method of capturing new shapes by using the shapes he already understood

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Subliminal Messaging – Weapons of Destruction or Advertising Hacks?

Subliminal messages are visual or auditory stimuli that the conscious mind cannot perceive. They are often inserted into media such as TV, songs, and commercials. It is a type of messaging that can st...

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Ayutthaya – A Historical Landmark Worth a Visit

The historic city flourished from the 14th to the 18th century. During that time, it grew to one of the largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas in the world

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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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