Kyoto University was founded to train scientists to support the rapid industrialization of Japan
during the Meiji period
The life work of Rudolf Steiner was his development of Anthroposophy, a philosophy based on the premise that the human intellect has the ability to contact the spiritual world
Lev Vygotsky has been called the "Mozart of Psychology"
Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is famous for its massive stone sculptures known as "moai
The precise height of Mount Everest is unknown, with measurements ranging from 29,000 to 29,035 feet
that exists in Norse mythology is not an opposition of good versus evil, but order versus chaos
The history of robots goes back as far as ancient myths
There nine generally accepted subspecies of giraffe
The Balinese people are descendants of a prehistoric race who migrated
through mainland Asia to the Indonesian
The general philosophy
of vocational education stands in stark contrast to the ideology of a liberal arts education
The first woman to serve in the United States Senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton, aged 87, who served for one day
Constructivist architects aimed to instill the avant-garde in everyday life, constructing the spaces in which a socialist utopia
could be achieved
The werewolf phenomenon can be traced all the way back to shape-shifting practices of shamans who transformed into animals including wolves
Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening
Organizations providing disaster relief to all those affected began in the nineteenth century
The "Sunshine Policy" of South Korea
towards North Korea
was named after Aesop
's fable in which the man removed his coat voluntarily to enjoy the warmth of the sun
Xiuzhen means “to practice and learn the way of the truth” and is the principal technique in the Taoist
quest for immortality
winning German physicist Max von Laue openly resisted the Nazi regime's anti-Jewish Deutsche Physik
The Kingdom of Mysore was an important center of art and culture in Southern India
Augustus Caesar ended a century of civil wars
and gave Rome an era of peace, prosperity, and imperial greatness, known as the Pax Romana, "Roman peace"
Harriet Tubman was buried with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York
A coin was often placed in the mouth of a dead person as payment to Charon for passage across the river Styx to the world of the dead.
The Phoenicians are credited with spreading the Phoenician alphabet throughout the Mediterranean
world, so that it became one of the most widely used writing systems
The Community of Christ was formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Stephen Covey coined the idea of "abundance mentality," which allows everyone to be successful rather than winners vs losers
Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee
, a small rural community that she described in her 1973 hit song "Nutbush City Limits"
Nineveh was the largest city in the world prior to its destruction in 612 B.C.E.
In 2001 the name of the Indian
city of Kolkata was officially changed from "Calcutta"
Richard Felton Outcault created the cartoon
characters "The Yellow Kid" and "Buster Brown"
Sylvia Plath was the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize
posthumously, for The Collected Poems
published almost twenty years after her death by suicide
German economist Gustav von Schmoller was concerned with social challenges posed by rapid industrialization and urbanization
Scottish educator A. S. Neill founded Summerhill School as an experiment in free learning
The Monroe Doctrine has been ironically summarized in Latin America as "America for the Americans"