Jogging is considered a means towards improved health and fitness
The real name of the popular author of children's books, Dr. Seuss, was Theodor Seuss Geisel
Diwali, or the "Festival of Lights," is a Hindu
celebration signifying the triumph of good over evil
The distinctive civilization of Sri Lanka can be traced back to the sixth century B.C.E.
Defense mechanisms work by changing unacceptable impulses into acceptable forms, or by unconsciously blocking such impulses, and thus reducing anxiety.
In some jurisdictions if the victim survived longer than "one year and a day" the perpetrator could not be tried for murder
The "Sunshine Policy" of South Korea
towards North Korea
was named after Aesop
's fable in which the man removed his coat voluntarily to enjoy the warmth of the sun
David means "beloved" in Hebrew
Because of his central role in the founding of the United States
, George Washington is often called the “Father of the Nation”
Jujutsu means "gentle art" and is rooted in the ancient cultural traditions of Japan
Malawi is known as the "Warm Heart of Africa."
The Pueblo Indians successfully revolted against Spanish colonization in the seventeenth century. Although this success lasted only 12 years it deterred the Spanish from attempts to eradicate their culture and religion.
was once credited with the invention of baseball, but the story is now considered a myth
by sports historians, and Alexander Cartwright is now recognized as the true inventor of baseball.
All of the major religions
incorporate the burning of incense in their rites
José Martí is often called the "Apostle of Cuban Independence"
Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, died after being shot by Vice President Aaron Burr
in a duel
Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker
in Deadwood, in what is now South Dakota
The word "thesaurus" comes from a Greek word meaning "treasury"
Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening
The Monroe Doctrine has been ironically summarized in Latin America as "America for the Americans"
At summer solstice
, an observer standing within the Stonehenge stone circle will see the sun rise directly above the Heelstone
Catherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII
Sri Aurobindo synthesized Eastern and Western thought, teaching about spiritual evolution and the importance of the feminine
In 2001 the name of the Indian
city of Kolkata was officially changed from "Calcutta"
Grenada is known as the "spice isle" because it is a leading producer of several different spices
Benito Mussolini was Europe’s first fascist
leader, and ruled Italy
as a totalitarian state using the title "Il Duce" ("the leader")
The ancestors of the Pueblo people
built incredible cities, cliff dwellings
, along the walls of canyons as well as enormous "great houses" and roads along the valleys
Akbar the Great, leader of the Moghul Empire
, fostered pluralism and tolerance for all religions
Social psychology developed as a field separate from the behavioral
schools that were dominant at the time
settlers originally called the North Island of New Zealand "Aotearoa," a name which is now used for the entire country
Wake Island has no indigenous inhabitants, its population consisting entirely of military and civilian contractors who maintain the airfield and facitilities
Donald O. Hebb's work laid the foundation for neuropsychology as he sought to understand how neurons
in the brain
contributed to [[psychology