Saudi Arabia is sometimes called "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca
Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee
, a small rural community that she described in her 1973 hit song "Nutbush City Limits"
Oak used for wine barrels increases the antioxidant activity of the wines
Rōnin, meaning "drifting person," were masterless samurai
as a result of their master's death or ruin
Solomon Burke often performed his concerts while seated on a golden throne
Altamira is the only cave where paintings extend into the area where the occupants lived.
Marian Anderson broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955
James Watt's improvements to the Newcomen steam engine provided much of the impetus for the Industrial Revolution
Urie Bronfenbrenner believed that children need sustained interaction with their parents and a supportive society in order to develop into successful adults
Modern dance developed in the twentieth century as a rebellion not only against the constraints of classical ballet
but as a way to express contemporary social concerns
The city of Bogota, Colombia has been called the "Athens of South America"
Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize
in Literature in 2016
Kumgangsan, the Diamond Mountain, is one of the most spectacular tourist sights in Korea
Gymnosperm, literally "naked seed," is a seed-bearing plant with "naked" seeds without a fruit formed on the scales of a cone
In Toraja society the funeral
ritual is the most elaborate and expensive event.
Rommel's campaign in Africa earned him the nickname “The Desert Fox”
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist
movement, adopted unconventional practices, such as field preaching to reach factory
laborers and newly urbanized masses uprooted from their traditional village culture at the start of the [[Industrial Revolut
Greta Garbo was one of the few actors or actresses of the silent film era to make a successful transition to the "talkies"
The Sumerian deity
"Enki" ("Lord of the Earth") was born when the tears of Anu
, the chief god, met the salt waters of the sea goddess Nammu
In the seventeenth century, Transylvania was an autonomous state and passed through a "Golden age" for religions
Archie Moore's boxing style earned him the nickname "The Mongoose" and later in his career "The Old Mongoose"
The term "sari" is derived from a Sanskrit
word meaning "strip of cloth"
The supercontinent Pangaea
is thought to have formed near the end of the Paleozoic era
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
The Mesozoic began after the "Great Dying" - the largest mass extinction
Harriet Tubman was buried with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York
During his reign Aurangzeb expanded the Mughal Empire
and enacted a series of edicts based on Sharia
(Islamic law) in India
Colin Cherry was the first to study the "cocktail party effect" which is the human ability to follow a single conversation in the midst of other conversations and background noises
Nunavut is the newest, largest, and most northerly territory of Canada
The Kingdom of Mysore was an important center of art and culture in Southern India
The Roman census was the most developed in the ancient world, the word "census" coming from Latin "censere," meaning "estimate"
There nine generally accepted subspecies of giraffe
The Actors Studio is best known for Lee Strasberg's work developing and teaching method acting, based on the innovations of Constantin Stanislavski
There was no definitive culture
for the Indigenous peoples of the Americas although cultural practices were shared within geographical zones among otherwise unrelated peoples
Bethlehem means “house of meat” (Arabic) or “house of bread” (Hebrew)