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Mount Merapi – Most Active Volcano in Indonesia

Since 1548, the government has counted 68 historic eruptions. The last major one, in 1994, killed 66 people. The volcano has small eruptions every 2-3 years, and bigger ones every 10 to 15 years. Very...

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Yamato Battleship – History and Cultural Significance

The Japanese constructed the ship to act as a counter to the numerically superior battleship fleet of the US. Laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl harbor attack in 1941, ...

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Catacombs of Paris – Fascinating and Scary at the Same Time

For a city famous for its love of fashion, romance, and culture, Paris has a couple of dark secrets lurking under its streets. And the Catacombs are home for most of them

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Peyton Randolph, The Forgotten First President of the US

Peyton Randolph served as the first president of the Continental Congress. He had far less power than the post-independence president, but he was the de facto leader of the United States in the rebell...

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The Roman Colosseum – Largest Amphitheater to this day

Standing at 157 feet high, the Colosseum is as tall as the Washington Monument. There are four levels, allowing for 50,000 spectators to enter the site. And the site has more than 80 entrances for gue...

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Armin Meiwes – The German Cannibal who Ate a Man he Met Online

On March 9, 2001, Meiwes and his consensual partner Bernd Jurgen Armando Brandes enjoyed dinner, after which Meines killed the man and ate him. The two met online on a website called “The Cannibal C...

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Battle of Okinawa – Largest Amphibious Assault in the Pacific in WWII

According to some estimates, more than 150,000 civilians were killed or injured in the battle. The US Army lost more than 18,900 soldiers and more than 53,000 suffered injuries

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Meet The Rafflesia, World’s Largest Flower

The flower can grow up to 90cm in diameter, with the largest recorded at 105cm in diameter. And each flower can weigh up to 22 pounds (close to 10kg)

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Why Were Romans so Good in Battle? Best Roman Military Tactics

The Romans remain one of the most successful armies in history. Their battle strategy remains a topic at many universities around the world. What made them so successful?

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How James Harrison Made a Difference with his Blood Donations

The man from Australia had unusual plasma composition that doctors used to make a treatment for Rhesus disease. Over the years, he made more than 1,000 donations. His donations have saved more than 2....

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Jerusalem over the Years – Complex History of the City

Three major Abrahamic religions consider Jerusalem a holy place. Those are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Over the course of history, Jerusalem has seen its fair share of conflicts, battles, diffe...

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Al-Aqsa Mosque – A Central Part of the Israeli – Palestine Conflict

Under the contract, the Islamic committee known as Waqf, financed and controlled by Jordan, continues to operate with the mosque. Waqf got its special role approved by the peace agreement between Isra...

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Queen Elizabeth I – Never to Marry Despite Many Suitors

The former Queen emphasized her image of “Virgin Queen”. She portrayed herself as a monarch who put the stability and security of the country before her personal happiness

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What Happened to the Spanish Armada?

In 1588, King Philip II of Spain sent his fleet to collect the army from the Netherlands, where they were fighting. The Armada was supposed to take the army to invade England. He did this in the name ...

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Thomas Sankara – Legacy of Charismatic African Leader

Born in December 1949, Thomas was a Burkinabe military officer and socialist revolutionary. He served as President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. As a Marxist-Leninist and pan-Africanist, many peo...

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The Knightsbridge Security Deposit robbery – Almost the Perfect Crime

Valerio Viccei, a man already wanted for more than 50 armed robberies in Italy, almost committed a perfect crime in 1987 in London. Valerio walked with his assistant in a bank, and they stole nearly $...

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What is Intelligence? The Top Theories Defying Smarts

Psychologist Alfred Bined developed the first IQ test, helping the French government to identify schoolchildren needing extra academic assistance. He was the first to introduce the concept of mental a...

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Pyramids of Sudan – The Forgotten Nubian Pyramids

Did you know Sudan has almost twice as many Pyramids as Egypt? To be precise, Sudan has 255 pyramids scattered across the country. Egypt, on the other hand, has “only” 132 pyramids. The Sudanese P...

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NEOM The City of the Future

Saudi Arabia plans to build 100% fully automated mega city that completely change the framework of the Kingdom

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Pow Wow – Healing Traditional Tribal Dance

The most common dance is the intertribal, where a Drum will sing a song and anyone who wants to can come and dance. The Round dance and Crow Hop are similar dances. While there are open dances, there ...

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Öndör Gongor, Tallest Man in the 20th Century, How Does he Compare to the 21st Century Giants?

Born between 1880 and 1885, Gongor was the giant of the 20th century. His real name is Pureviin Gongor. Öndör suffered from gigantism. He was measured by Roy Chapman Andrews at 7’9”, or 236cm

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Weapons of Mass Destruction – Types and Examples

There are three main types of WMD, biological, chemical, and nuclear. NATO adds radiological to this list. Let’s take a look at the different groups

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Tudor Era Achievements – How they Changed the World We Live In?

The Tudors royal family ruled England from 1485 to 1603. They were a Welsh-English family overseeing one of the most exciting periods of British history

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Johannes Kepler – What You Didn’t Know about the Science Genius

Kepler did incorporate religious arguments and reasoning into his work. He got motivated by the religious conviction and belief that God had created the world. He described his astronomy as “celesti...

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Belchite – The Ghost Town Serves as Reminder to Spain Civil War Tragedies

The old village serve as a reminder of the tragedies that occurred during Spanish Civil War. Between August 24 and September 7, 1937, General Franco and his forces fought in and around the town. Follo...

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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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