From New World Encyclopedia
Rosa Parks was called "Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement" for her refusal to give up her seat in a bus to a white passenger
Oak used for wine barrels increases the antioxidant activity of the wines
Distance education has been around at least since Isaac Pitman
taught shorthand in Great Britain
via correspondence in the 1840s.
of Ancient Greece, from the period of around one thousand years ending with the rise of Christianity, is considered the foundation of Western civilization
The Monroe Doctrine has been ironically summarized in Latin America as "America for the Americans"
The Northern Mariana Islands and Guam
are the northernmost islands of Micronesia
At its height, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Songhai Empire was the largest empire in West Africa
Human sexual activity is more than a physical activity, it impacts the minds and hearts as well as the bodies of the participants
When he brought the Elgin Marbles to Britain Lord Elgin was accused of vandalism by his contemporaries
Most world religions include teachings on the nature of forgiveness
Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area (including its waters), and the fourth by land area
Tony Award winning star of musical theater
Ethel Merman never took singing lessons
One of the United Nations
Millennium Development Goals is to achieve universal primary education, a level of schooling that includes basic literacy and numeracy
At summer solstice
, an observer standing within the Stonehenge stone circle will see the sun rise directly above the Heelstone
Lev Vygotsky has been called the "Mozart of Psychology"
Rommel's campaign in Africa earned him the nickname “The Desert Fox”
Many cultures have used sweat lodges for the purpose of purification, healing, and relaxation
William Flinders Petrie
, from whom Howard Carter learned his archaeological skills, had little faith in Carter's ability to be a great archaeologist
Charles Perrault was almost 70 years old when he wrote his Histoires ou Contes du temps passé
(also known as Mother Goose Tales).
Historically, the term "ghetto" referred to restricted housing zones where Jews
were required to live
Eli Whitney is famous for patenting the invention of the cotton gin but he made no money from it
The Veil of Veronica is said to have an imprint of the face of Jesus
, imprinted on the cloth when Saint Veronica wiped the sweat of his face on the way to Calvary
The Kalash people of North-Western Pakistan
are a small non-Muslim
ethnic group with a very different culture from those surrounding them
Joseph Addison was a founder of the Kit-Kat Club an English club in London
with strong political and literary associations
King Edward VII was known as the "uncle of Europe" as he was related to nearly every other European monarch
Stanley Milgram's experiments showed that people may act in inhumane ways when ordered to do so by an authority
figure and when their peers also act in the same way
In the wild, horse societies are matriarchal
. At the center of the herd is the alpha or dominant mare (female horse).
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
White tea was formerly a luxury reserved for the emperor of China
The geographical and historical isolation of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands has resulted in the development an ecosystem
with unique floral and faunal
Hermann Rorschach, inventor of the Rorschach inkblot personality test
, was nicknamed "Klecks," meaning “inkblot,” because of his childhood interest in Klecksography, the making of fanciful inkblot pictures
An early parachute design was called "Homo Volans" (Flying Man)
Spanish painter Francisco Goya is both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the modern artists
Richard Felton Outcault created the cartoon
characters "The Yellow Kid" and "Buster Brown"
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