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Getting to Know the Diomede Islands – Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Diomede islands are just three miles apart, but the bigger island is almost one day ahead of the smaller, 21 hours to be exact. How come? Well, they sit on either side of the International Date Li...

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Opus Dei – A Church within the Church

The majority of its membership are lay people, and the remainder are secular priests under the governance of a prelate elected by specific members and appointed by the Pope

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Football Stadiums in Qatar- The Amazing Engineering Marvels

All of the stadiums are situated within a 35-mile radius of Doha, making Qatar 2022 the most localized World Cup ever

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Weird History of Dog Poop – The Secret Ingredient in Victorian Leather

Back in Victorian Britain, there was a job title called “pure finder”. The name is ironic, since workers didn’t find anything pure. In fact, they found something opposite. The job of a pure fin...

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March on Rome – How Mussolini Helped Hitler

100 years later, and we can argue that without the March on Rome, Hitler’s rise to power might never have happened. We might assume that the second world war would not have taken place

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Weirdest and Most Brutal Ways of Torture in History

From crucifixion, to playing, boiled alive, or tortured by rats, we take a look at brutal ways of torture

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Justinian I – Who was the Man we Thank for Today’s Laws?

Justinian I tasked himself with collecting and codifying existing laws and legal works from the Roman world, and ordered the creation of the Corpus Juris Civis, a three-part compilation

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Viking Wartime Strategies – How they Terrorized Europe for Three Centuries

The term Viking Age refers to the period from the 790s to the late 11th century in Europe. During this period, Viking activity started with raids on Christian lands in England and eventually expanded ...

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The Channel Tunnel – A Modern Engineering Wonder of the World

It officially opened on May 6, 1994. But it was a centuries-long idea. The engineering feat is an impressive piece of infrastructure. Over the years, more than 13,000 workers were hired to finish off ...

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Joseph Pilates – The Man Who Changed the Way we Work Out

Pilates involves a series of controlled movements performed on specially designed exercise apparatus, or on the floor. It is a resistance exercise, not aerobic exercise. Although, the heart rate will ...

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Opium Wars – How they Defined Relations Between China and Europe

The opium wars, fought between Britain and France, and China, were a period of humiliation for the Chinese. They resulted in the downfall of the Qing dynasty and rise of the Communist Party

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque – What is so Unique about it?

Considered one of the largest mosques in the world, Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is an architectural masterpiece. It is one of the best examples of combining Islamic architecture and design

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Song Ci – The Father of Modern Forensic Medicine

In 1247, he published a book in which he explains how to determine which wound was the case of death. His book, “Washing Away of Wrongs” contains the first recorded use of forensic entomology as a...

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The Burning Man Festival – What does it Teach us About Life?

Burning Man is one of the more unique summer festivals. It is an event focused on community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. It is annually held in the western United States. The name itself ...

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Trypophobia – Is it Actually Real Condition?

This is a specific phobia, a condition that is often characterized by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation that poses no actual, or very little, danger

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Here is How CIA tried to Kill Fidel Castro 7 Times and Failed

Born on August 13, 1926, Fidel Castro was the longest-serving non-royal head of state in the 20th and 21st century. He ruled with Cuba for more than 30 years as president, and served as prime minister...

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Mikhail Gorbachev – Achievements and Failures

Mikhail Gorbachev was the last Soviet Leader. He passed away on August 30, 2022, in Moscow, Russia. In 1990, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the Cold War. While he is widely loved ...

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Top 10 Times Dogs Made it to the Guinness Book of World Records

We can safely say all dogs are amazing. Yet, some pups go above and beyond and excel at what they do. You might not know this, but there are many dogs who have made it to the Guinness Book of World Re...

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Weird Facts about Tiramisu – The Italian Delight

Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, and then layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, Tiramisu was “discovered” in the...

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Kuril Islands Dispute – Leftover Conflict from World War II

The Kuril Islands are officially a Russian-controlled group of islands off the northern coast of Japan. Though, Japan also lays claim over them. In Japan, they are known as the Northern territories

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The Poetic Side of Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein ruled over Iraq for years and fought two wars with the United States. Many people view him as one of the most evil people in history. At the same time, he managed to write four novels, ...

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The Banff Springs Hotel – Canada’s Iconic Haunted Hotel

The hotel opened to the public in 1888, and since then, it has seen history, celebrities, and rebuilds. But also some tragedies. Millions of guests have checked in. Yet, a few have never checked out

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Leshan Buddha – A Great Engineering Achievement

Leshan Buddha is the tallest statue of Buddha to be found in the world. It was carved from the sandstone of a cliff overlooking the junction of the Min and Dadu Rivers in Sichuan

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Caspian Sea – Largest Lake in the World

The Caspian Sea covers 143,550 square miles and has a volume of 19,000 cubic miles. Stretching for nearly 750 miles from north to south, it has an average width of 200 miles

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Russian Submarine Belgorod – What Makes it so Special?

The submarine was turned over in the port of Severodvinsk, and experts say it is a modified version of Oscar II class guided-missile submarines. They are made longer with the aim to eventually accommo...

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Newgrange – Is it Older than Stonehedge?

According to Ireland’s Ancient East, Newgrance is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley. It was built by Stone Age farmers, with the mount 85m (279ft) in diameter and 13m (43ft) ...

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Amazon River Amazing Geography Facts

No matter what, it is amazing that the Amazon River is one of the longest and most amazing. The quantity of fresh water released to the Atlantic Ocean is enormous, 184,000 m3 per second in the rainy s...

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Hopi People – Society Run by Women with Men in it

The Hopi Society is one of the few in the world ruled by women. After the birth of a child, the paternal side of the family gets to name the child, but only the paternal women can submit a name for co...

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Remembering Clara Barton – The Nurse Who Changed the World

Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, as Clarissa Harlowe Barton. She was named after the novel Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

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Erie Canal Facts – One of History’s Greatest Architectural Achievements

Why it is an architectural achievement? Well, the engineering demands of the canal included the removal of earth using animal power, water power, and gunpowder to blast through limestone. None of the ...

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Chaonei No.81 – Learn More about the Haunted House in Beijing, China

In Chaoyangmen, Beijing, stands an abandoned house. Known as Chaonei No.81 or Chaonei Church, it has a reputation for being haunted. And that reputation increased vastly in 2014 after the house appear...

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In 1992, he wrote Quitting the Mob and began traveling the country to speak on college campuses regarding consequences of your choice

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Afghanistan

Afghanistan is home to around 38 million people. And according to the United Nations Population Fund, the country has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world

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Proxy Wars – How do they Work?

The simple definition is the following, “a proxy war is an armed conflict between two states or non-state actors which act on the instigation or on behalf of other parties that are not directly invo...

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Ruins of Pompeii – Remembering the Great City

To this day, 22 of the original 66 hectares have not been unearthed. You can walk down the streets of the ancient Roman city and imagine the town as it was in its heyday

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Get to Know the Tamil People

The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar, are a Dravidian ethno-linguistic group tracing its ancestry mainly to India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu. They constitute 5.9% of the population in India, ...

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Nikko Jenkins – Killing in the name of God

In May 2017, a three-judge panel sentenced him to death. It was a landmark ruling, considering the despicable acts he had committed over the time

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Jacques Fesch – From Murderer to Mystic

Jacques Fesch was born in April 1930. A proposal for his beatification was submitted in 1993, and has yet to be resolved. His story is a unique one. Born to unloving and authoritarian parents, he was ...

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Roland Garros – Who Was He?

When you think of the world of tennis, the Roland Garros Open Tournament is one of the most prestigious and famous championships. Every tennis player in the world wants to win it. Who do you think the...

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Fish River Canyon – Second Largest Canyon in the World

The Fish River Canyon consists of an upper canyon and a lower canyon. In the upper canyon, river erosion was inhibited by hard gneiss bedrocks. On the other hand, the lower canyon formed after erosion...

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Sky Bridge 721 – Everything You Need to Know about the Longest Suspension Bridge

Opened to the public in May 2022, the bridge offers views of the landscape. It spans the Miynsky Stream valley from the ridge of Slamnik Mountain to the ridge of Chlum mountain. It is 1,125m above sea...

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Who are the Mennonites?

Mennonites are Anabaptists, a faith stream within Christianity. They are often mixed with Amish people, but there are differences between the two groups. Speaking of their faith, Anabaptism grew out o...

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Andre Leon Talley – How the Vogue Editor Changed the World

As a black homosexual, Talley broke every taboo in the fashion industry. He was the positive, Black representation the world didn’t know it needed. Talley stood tall, over six feet, and had a lavish...

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Umoja Uaso – Community of Only Women

Umoja Usao, a village in Kenya, has become a haven for these runaway and homeless women. Those who escape their violent homelife often bring their children with them, creating a haven of peace

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The Latin Language – Dead but Still Alive

Latin language requires students to break down grammatical structures and parts of speech, preparing them for tackling other languages. Once a student is familiar with concepts like grammatical gender...

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Namib Desert – World’s Oldest Desert

The Namib is a coastal desert in Southern Africa. There are many reasons why people fall in love with this particular desert. It has some of the tallest duns in the world, red sand, and chance to see ...

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Who Was Ada Lovelace – The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace wrote the first published computer program while working for her mentor, the father of the computer, Charles Babbage

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What is Left of the Antonov An-225 Mriya?

The Antonov An-225 Mriya was a strategic airlift cargo aircraft. Designed in the 1980s by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Soviet Onion, it was originally developed as an enlargement of the Antonov AN...

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African Moors – How they changed Europe

The term “moor” can be found throughout literature, art, history books, and more. But it does not actually describe a specific ethnicity or race. Instead, it has been used to describe alternativel...

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Sinking of MS Estonia – A Conspiracy Subject Many Years After the Tragedy

The MS Estonia sank on September 28, 1994, between 00:50 and 01:50 UCT+2. The ship was crossing the Baltic Sea at the moment, en route from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm, Sweden

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