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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is sometimes called "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca and Medina

Tina Turner

Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, a small rural community that she described in her 1973 hit song "Nutbush City Limits"

Hawaii

Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States in 1959

Oak

Oak used for wine barrels increases the antioxidant activity of the wines

Forty-Seven Ronin

Rōnin, meaning "drifting person," were masterless samurai as a result of their master's death or ruin

Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke often performed his concerts while seated on a golden throne

Altamira (cave)

Altamira is the only cave where paintings extend into the area where the occupants lived.

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955

James Watt

James Watt's improvements to the Newcomen steam engine provided much of the impetus for the Industrial Revolution

Urie Bronfenbrenner

Developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner believed that children need sustained interaction with their parents and a supportive society in order to develop into successful adults

Modern dance

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

Bogota, Colombia

The city of Bogota, Colombia has been called the "Athens of South America"

Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga suggested that the essential quality of human beings is playfulness

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016

Kumgangsan

Kumgangsan, the Diamond Mountain, is one of the most spectacular tourist sights in Korea

Gymnosperm

Gymnosperm, literally "naked seed," is a seed-bearing plant with "naked" seeds without a fruit formed on the scales of a cone

Toraja

In Toraja society the funeral ritual is the most elaborate and expensive event.

Erwin Rommel

Rommel's campaign in Africa earned him the nickname “The Desert Fox”

John Wesley

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

Greta Garbo was one of the few actors or actresses of the silent film era to make a successful transition to the "talkies"

Enki

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

Transylvania

In the seventeenth century, Transylvania was an autonomous state and passed through a "Golden age" for religions and culture

Archie Moore

Archie Moore's boxing style earned him the nickname "The Mongoose" and later in his career "The Old Mongoose"

Sari

The term "sari" is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning "strip of cloth"

Paleozoic

The supercontinent Pangaea is thought to have formed near the end of the Paleozoic era

Rudolf Steiner

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

Mesozoic

The Mesozoic began after the "Great Dying" - the largest mass extinction in history

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was buried with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York

Native Americans in the United States

The first Native American group encountered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, were the Island Arawaks (more properly called the Taino)

Aurangzeb

During his reign Aurangzeb expanded the Mughal Empire and enacted a series of edicts based on Sharia (Islamic law) in India

Colin Cherry

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

Nunavut is the newest, largest, and most northerly territory of Canada

Shawnee

The Shawnee had their own version of the "Golden Rule"

Kingdom of Mysore

The Kingdom of Mysore was an important center of art and culture in Southern India

Census

The Roman census was the most developed in the ancient world, the word "census" coming from Latin "censere," meaning "estimate"

Giraffe

There nine generally accepted subspecies of giraffe

Achilles

Achilles, the great warrior in Greek mythology, was educated by the centaur, Chiron

Actors Studio

The Actors Studio is best known for Lee Strasberg's work developing and teaching method acting, based on the innovations of Constantin Stanislavski

Indigenous peoples of the Americas

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

Bethlehem means “house of meat” (Arabic) or “house of bread” (Hebrew)