Month: March 2021

The Victorian Era spanned the length of Queen Victoria’s reign in England, lasting from 1837-1901. This age in English history is known for the economic, cultural, technological, and religious change that it fostered. As with any profound social change movement, many of the English felt crushed beneath the wheels of progress. With older ways of life
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Whether his books inspired you to read or try green eggs, Dr. Seuss has become a household name for generations. Although well-known to many as the author of their childhood, Theodore Geisel was much more than the man behind the rhyme. Throughout his life, he created content that was entertaining and odd, but occasionally controversial
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Most Westerners think of Vietnam as a place of war and conflict, and for much of its history, that’s not far off. Still, the modern country has a deep cultural history and is a fascinating place. This list aims to highlight some of the more interesting facts about the country, focusing on its history and
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We always expect athletes to give it their all. At their best, sports competitions showcase both inherent physical talents and the virtue of hard work. When our teams win or an athlete takes gold, it examples the culmination of God-given ability and tireless training. But sometimes tragedy strikes before the final bell or finish line.
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In 1927, The Jazz Singer was released which marked the end of the silent-film era. The film was lauded for revolutionizing the industry as it was the first motion-picture to include synchronized speech, music and sound effects. As such it was also the first in what would become a long line of musical films, including
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A.P. history books are known for inspiring tales of founding fathers and militiamen fighting for freedoms. But there are a few infamous crimes that have shaken and rattled the nation enough to deserve a slot in national archives. Here are 10 of the most story-worthy crimes in U.S. history. 10 The Man Who Won The
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The Bible is a collection of religious texts and scriptures sacred to Christians, Jews, Samaritans, and others. It is one of the most influential books to be published in human history and also the best-selling book of all time.  The Christian Bible comprises of two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old
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The controversial and devastating legal case against Jeffrey Epstein didn’t end when prison guards found him dead in his cell. Alongside him for all of it was his partner Ghislaine Maxwell. Though she may have slipped under the radar at the beginning of this legal battle, she can no longer avoid the spotlight. She may
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People love to keep memorabilia that reminds them of sweet moments or helps them relive places they visited once upon a time. But while it’s human nature to become attached to objects, some people take it a little too far by building big collections that make them more than simple collectors. They take pride in
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Science has long explained the human predilection for horror stories. Biology! The emotion of fear stimulates the production of endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, which is why we feel curiously good despite getting the bejesus scared out of us. What they haven’t explained is why tales of demonic possession seem to have royalty status. Perhaps
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We’ve all heard about the Ice Age which happened about 2.5 million years ago, but did you know there was also a Little Ice Age, which took place just a few centuries ago? This phenomenal change in climate saw temperatures plummeting across the globe. Rivers and seas froze, people starved to death and glaciers destroyed
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Bitcoin has fast become a global phenomenon. Since its launch in 2009, the digital currency has won the approval of young, tech-savvy investors. Unlike the dollar or the euro, there is no central government regulating Bitcoin, which has made it particularly popular among anti-authoritarians and libertarians. Elon Musk recently invested $1.5bn (£1.1bn), sending the price
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Humans love shiny rocks. This magpie tendency to collect pretty stones is found in most cultures and throughout history. For the shiniest and rarest rocks people will spend fortunes. The Pink Star diamond sold for $71 million in 2017. But the value of gems is not just in their monetary worth – many people have
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Easter is just around the corner and Christians worldwide are gearing up to celebrate in unique and colorful ways. The Easter holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ” and incorporates Lent, a 40-day period of prayer and fasting which ends with Holy Week that includes Holy Thursday and Good Friday.On this list are some of the
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Until recently, international conflict was fought on the ground, in the sky, and across the seas. But now, warfare has found a new battleground: cyber space. The virtual world is becoming increasingly weaponized. In the online arena, assailants can deploy malware, paralyze digital systems, and steal sensitive information from behind a computer screen. The techniques
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For as long as humanity has been around, the fear of certain animals has been pervasive and entrenched in our various cultures, all the way from ancient mythological depictions of animals as exaggerated monsters, to our modern society’s urban legends and misconceptions, certain animals have earned a horrible reputation and millions of people fearing them,
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“Good day everyone. This is your captain speaking. We’ll be leaving the gate shortly for our three-hour flight. The weather looks fine, so we should be looking at a smooth, comfortable ride.” Well yeah, unless he doesn’t de-ice the wings before takeoff. Or gets disoriented and thinks the ocean is the horizon. Or misses the
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Steven Spielberg hated school life. He was always picked last for sports matches. Bullies made his life a living hell. And his dyslexia affected his ability to concentrate. The youngster threw himself into amateur filmmaking, using his father’s movie camera to capture a series of quirky adventure films. Spielberg’s mother encouraged his infatuation with directing,
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One day, once the ‘great re-opening’ occurs, we all hope that international travel with commence again. In that spirit, why not plan a totally off-the-wall, weird tour of Europe? That question was rhetorical… From magical roads to vampire preventions methods, beer gods to little slices of America, Europe is full of wacky, weird and wonderful
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Talking is not just about communication. It also affects the way that we see colour and how well the brain can cope with a crisis. The ability to talk also comes with mysterious moments. Why do authors have the ability to hear their fictional characters speak? Does language really predict a breakup three months before
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Lester B. Pearson, former diplomat and Canadian prime minister, famously said that diplomacy is “the art of letting the other fellow have your way.” The silver-tongued statesman was instrumental in resolving the Suez Crisis in 1956, an achievement that earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. But not every diplomat has such a distinguished career. Representing
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