The host nation for the World Cup final tournament is automatically qualified to play in the tournament
It is said that Saint Andrew, refusing to be crucified on the same type of cross as Christ
because he was not worthy, was martyred on an X-shaped cross.
Methuselah is famous for having lived 969 years, according to the Bible, a lifespan much beyond current human longevity and thus the subject of much speculation
Artificial poppies are worn as a symbol of remembrance on Remembrance Day (Veterans Day)
Adolf Eichmann's defense for his crimes against humanity during the Holocaust
- that he had abdicated his conscience
in order to follow the "Führerprinzip" - inspired the Milgram experiment
Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker
in Deadwood, in what is now South Dakota
Some policies adopted as affirmative action, such as quotas for race or gender
admissions, have been criticized as a form of reverse discrimination
There have been dozens—perhaps hundreds—of locations proposed for Atlantis
In China, girls' feet were bound so the arch was forced upward, resulting in a "lotus foot"
Bahadur Shah II, the last Moghul
emperor of India
, had little political power and was finally exiled
by the British
Malawi is known as the "Warm Heart of Africa."
Cave paintings probably had a religious or informational purpose rather than being purely decorative
Catherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII
The recorder, originally popular in Medieval
music, was revived in the twentieth century
Twentieth century Japanese author Mishima Yukio performed "seppuku"-ritual suicide
-to end his life
"Mehndi" is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration
The Gospel of Thomas emphasizes salvation through understanding the words of Jesus
The capital and largest city of Albania is Tirana
The original meaning of "cartoon" comes from the Italian "cartone," meaning "big paper," and referred to a drawing made on paper as a full size study for artwork
The Community of Christ was formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The didgeridoo is commonly claimed to be the world's oldest wind instrument
Joseph Smith, Jr.
published the first edition of the Book of Mormon in 1830 in Palmyra, New York
Chile is situated within the Pacific Ring of Fire and has many active volcanos
and has suffered many severe earthquakes
Goliath, champion warrior of the Philistines
, was reputed to be over nine feet tall yet he was defeated by the young Israelite
, who later became king
The Mandate of Heaven, requiring rulers to rule justly, was introduced by the Zhou Dynasty of China
Alexander the Great was called "the Two-Horned One" in Islamic
and Arabic-language sources and "Alexander the Cursed" in Zoroastrian
Recidivism refers to a relapse into criminal
behavior or substance abuse
Graham Greene's intense focus on moral issues, politics, and religion, mixed with suspense and adventure, became the trademark of his popular novels.
Shinto is commonly translated as "the Way of the Gods"
Like all art forms in Indian
culture, Carnatic music is believed to have a divine origin
The Cayuga were one of the original five tribes that formed the Iroquois
Greta Garbo was one of the few actors or actresses of the silent film era to make a successful transition to the "talkies"
Defense mechanisms work by changing unacceptable impulses into acceptable forms, or by unconsciously blocking such impulses, and thus reducing anxiety.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
, was among the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries
The Golden Horde was a Mongol state established in the thirteenth century after the break up of the Mongol Empire
Because of his central role in the founding of the United States
, George Washington is often called the “Father of the Nation”
Passamaquoddy are known for their arts and crafts, such as jewelry
, basketry, wood carving, and building birch bark canoes