The Mahabharata is the longest epic poem ever written
) and Ashera were viewed as the father and mother of the gods
Auden was one of the first prominent critics to praise J.R.R. Tolkien
's The Lord of the Rings
Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker
in Deadwood, in what is now South Dakota
Sulfuric acid was known to medieval
European alchemists as "oil of vitriol"
Every aspect of a Rumah Gadang
("Big house") has a symbolic significance related to Minangkabau adat
The basilisk may be killed by gazing at its own reflection in a mirror.
Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961
Many famous teas originate from Fujian, including oolong
, Wuyi Yancha, Bai Hao Yinzhen (Silver needle) white tea
, and Fuzhou jasmine tea
Five tribes formed the original Iroquois Confederacy, which had a constitution known as the Gayanashagowa (or "Great Law of Peace") memorized with the help of special beads called wampum
Kibbutz members took pleasure in bringing the land back to life by planting trees, draining swamps, and countless other activities to make the land more fertile.
Abuja is a purpose-built city, created as the new capital of independent Nigeria
The origin of the Dravidian languages, spoken by over 200 million people located primarily in Southern India
, has remained unclear and controversial
Haydn has been called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"
The eggplant or aubergine is widely used in Indian cuisine
where it is called brinjal, and is considered the "King of Vegetables"
Juvenile offenders are generally treated more in terms of reform than punishment
with the result that probation
, or suspended sentencing, is common
The term "Psychology" comes from Greek and means "study of the soul
The Eagles are the highest-selling American band in U.S. history
There are two types of Surahs (chapters) in the Qur'an
: Madinan surahs and Meccan surahs
The first electron microscope prototype was built in 1931 by German engineers Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll
Xiuzhen means “to practice and learn the way of the truth” and is the principal technique in the Taoist
quest for immortality
John James Audubon planned to catalog and paint all the birds of North America
Bing Crosby's recording of Irving Berlin
's "White Christmas" is the best-selling song of all time
Human sexual activity is more than a physical activity, it impacts the minds and hearts as well as the bodies of the participants
Ewha Womans University was founded by American Methodist
missionary Mary Scranton as Ewha Girls School (Pear Blossom Academy)
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"
was the first to bring the phrase "Cold War" into common use with the publication of his 1947 book of the same name
General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, is commonly viewed as signifying the end of the American Civil War
Some scientists have suggested that ogres may have been Neanderthals, an extinct species of hominids that inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia.
The deaths of such popular figures as Davy Crockett
and Jim Bowie
contributed to how the Battle of the Alamo has been regarded as an heroic and iconic moment in Texan and U.S. history
Wovoka, also known as Jack Wilson, was a Paiute
shaman who received a vision of peace and instructions on how to perform the Ghost Dance