The Samaritan Pentateuch claims that only Mount Gerizim was authorized to be the sacred altar and temple
, not Jerusalem
Osama bin Laden initially denied involvement in the infamous September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States
Researchers tried to weigh the soul by weighing patients who were dying
Coburn invented a kaleidoscope-like instrument with three mirrors clamped together, which when fitted over the lens of the camera would reflect and fracture the image. It would come to be called a "Vortoscope"
Rommel's campaign in Africa earned him the nickname “The Desert Fox”
The island of Java has over 100 volcanoes
, over 40 of which are active
, the penalty of drawing and quartering was usually reserved for commoners, including knights. Noble traitors were merely beheaded
Rachel was the favorite wife of Jacob
, younger sister of Leah
his first wife, and mother of his favorite sons Joseph
Greek philosopher Hippocrates
recorded the first known personality
model basing his four "types" on the amount of body fluids, or "humors," an individual possessed.
Many cultures have used sweat lodges for the purpose of purification, healing, and relaxation
Illusions are distortions of sensory perception
, "mocking" the senses
so that most people are deceived
The original plan for the Mount Rushmore monument was for the figures of the presidents to be carved down to their waists
Loretta Lynn's own life provided material for many of her best selling songs and her autobiography, "Coal Miner's Daughter," was a best seller and was made into an Oscar
The European Recovery Program was named the Marshall Plan for the U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall
The Balfour Declaration was described as a 'scrap of paper' that changed history
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, founded in India
, teaches that the world is approaching a time of great change which will lead to the Golden Age
Georges Perec's detective novel La disparation
was written entirely without using the letter "e"
Sergei Rachmaninoff had piano roll recordings made of many of his performances
The word "thesaurus" comes from a Greek word meaning "treasury"
Unlike the Western dragon
of Europe that is representative of evil
, the many Eastern versions of the dragon are powerful spiritual symbols, representing seasonal cycles and supernatural forces.
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
English language operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan
were originally known as "comic operas" to distinguish them from French and German operettas
Violin makers are called "luthiers"
The form that we now recognize as the symphony took shape in the early eighteenth century
Jing (essence), Qi
(breath energy) and Shen (a divine or human spirit) are known as the "Three Treasures" in Daoism
The phenomenon of magnetism was known in ancient times but it was not until the nineteenth century that the connection was made between magnetism and electricity
The first British monarch to live in Buckingham Palace was Queen Victoria
Xiuzhen means “to practice and learn the way of the truth” and is the principal technique in the Taoist
quest for immortality
The Constitution of India recognizes 23 official languages, spoken in different parts of the country
The first electron microscope prototype was built in 1931 by German engineers Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll
Indigenous people survived the 2004 tsunami by heeding their island folklore and fleeing to the hills
The "golden age" of photojournalism was in the 1930s to 1950s
Jesse and Frank James rarely robbed passengers on the trains they held up
The Greek polymath
Posidonius attempted to create a unified worldview, showing the interconnectedness of the world and how all forces have an effect on each other and on human life
In Chinese, China is called "Zhongguo," meaning "central state"
Passamaquoddy are known for their arts and crafts, such as jewelry
, basketry, wood carving, and building birch bark canoes