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Aleksandar Mishkov

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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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