, an encyclopedic Chinese classic text compiled around 239 B.C.E., was intended as a guide for the ruler who would eventually unify China
is the site of a large henge and several stone circles, dating to around 5000 years ago
Social psychology developed as a field separate from the behavioral
schools that were dominant at the time
In 1997 Janet Jagan became the first woman President of Guyana
Even within societies which allow polygamy, in actual practice it generally occurs only rarely.
French anthropologist Lucien Lévy-Bruhl suggested that human beings use two kind of thinking: “mystical thinking” which was the essence of the "primitive mind" and rational thinking which is the hallmark of the "civilized mind"
In Freemasonry, the Supreme Being
is referred to as the "Great Architect of the Universe," in keeping with the use of architectural symbolism
Socialist revolutionary Che Guevara was born in Argentina
and received the nickname "Che" because of his frequent use of the Argentine word Che
, meaning "pal" or "mate"
The seventeenth century English author Sir Thomas Browne merged the new method of scientific inquiry with his Christian faith
The first human being in space was Russian
cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
in 1961 and the first person to set foot on the moon
astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969
Despite lacking formal education Flinders Petrie pioneered systematic methods in archaeology
and was the first to use seriation, a new method for establishing the chronology of a site
José Martí is often called the "Apostle of Cuban Independence"
Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role
Kiowa ledger art originated in the captive Kiowa artists' use of the white man's record keeping books (ledgers) to preserve their history using traditional pictographic representations
For his killing of civilians, Idi Amin was called the "Butcher of Uganda," although he preferred to call himself Dada—"Big Daddy"
Axiology is the philosophical study of value
Paintings of Diego Velázquez, Spanish artist of the Baroque
period, were recreated by several twentieth century painters, including Pablo Picasso
and Salvador Dali
, in their own style
Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, was convicted of war crimes and executed for his actions in the Modoc War
Contrary to popular belief, Napoleon was actually slightly taller than an average Frenchman of the nineteenth century
The MBTI differs from standardized tests measuring traits that can be improved with practice, instead identifying preferred types.
The name Beijing literally means "northern capital"
Traditional Chinese medicine is a broad range of medicine practices developed in China, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise
(qigong), and dietary therapy
Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening
The Waseda University academic cap is square and was specially designed to be unique, immediately identifying its wearer as a Waseda student
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist
movement, adopted unconventional practices, such as field preaching to reach factory
laborers and newly urbanized masses uprooted from their traditional village culture at the start of the [[Industrial Revolut
Dedekind came up with the notion of the "Dedekind cut" which is foundational in defining real numbers
Beatrix Potter became an author of children's books after the scientific community rejected her because she was a woman
In Greek mythology
Hades has been used to refer both to the "underworld" or Hell
and the deity that rules the dead
Historians invented the phrase "Weimar Republic" for the government of Germany
from 1919 to 1933 officially called Deutsches Reich
, usually translated as "The German Reich"
Until the Renaissance
, 'philosophy' and 'science' were considered the same discipline.
Mount Fuji is the tallest volcano
and the highest mountain in Japan
Tony Award winning star of musical theater
Ethel Merman never took singing lessons